Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, challenges listeners to adopt a new money mindset in which God owns it all, and we are merely stewards of His money. Hewitt delves into the concept of stewardship, and reminds us to ask ourselves when we’re making financial decisions, “Who am I serving?” Whether giving our finances, time or talent, generosity blesses not only those who receive, but also those who give. Hewitt reminds us that God is generous, and wants us to be likewise.
Brad Hewitt is the CEO of Thrivent Financial, a not-for-profit Fortune 500 organization dedicated to helping Christians be wise with money and live generously. Before joining Thrivent, Hewitt served a variety of organizations in various financial roles. In 1993, he was named CFO of Diversified Pharmaceutical Services and later became its president and CEO. He went on to serve for five years as chief administrative officer of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod.
Hewitt currently serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity International, the board of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation and the board of managers of the Ron Blue Institute. He also volunteers as vice-chair of Itasca, an employer-led cross sector group that works to improve the quality of life for all in Minnesota. He is a member of The WHEREhouse Church, a new church plant in urban St. Paul, Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin — River Falls — and has completed the Harvard Business School’s program for management development. Hewitt and his wife, Sue, have two adult children and live in Minnesota.