Tim Schmidt

Timothy P. Schmidt, CLF FIC LUTCF

Tim Schmidt grew up in Hong Kong as the son of a missionary. He graduated from the Hong Kong International School and then returned to the United States. He attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and graduated with a BA in Education. After college he moved to Phoenix Arizona and became a teacher and coach.

In 1986, Tim joined Thrivent Financial (formerly Aid Association for Lutherans) as a Financial Representative. Within 5 years, Tim ranked among the top 5% of all representatives in the company.

After 8 years in the FR role, Tim moved to Texas to take over the leadership of the North Texas – Oklahoma Regional Financial Organization. In 1997, Tim moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to take over 4 merged firms for Thrivent. In that role, Tim achieved the GAMA Master Firm award and ranked among the top 250 firms in the world.

Today, Tim is the Divisional Vice President for the West Division of Thrivent bringing leadership to 600 FRs from Mt. Pleasant, SC to Seattle, WA.

Tim has served on the board of directors of the GAMA International association, Lutheran Social Service, and Concordia St. Paul’s College of Business and Organizational Leadership. Tim has a passion for travel, philanthropy, living a blended life, and the outdoors.

He and his wife live in Chaska, Minnesota and have 2 children. Jon, 21 and Kristine, 18. In September of this year, Tim and his son summited the 14,400 ft, Mt. Rainier in Washington State.





About this Speaker

Timothy P. Schmidt, CLF FIC LUTCF

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Minneapolis, MN


Business Strategy & Growth

Frontline Leader Development

Leadership & Culture

Performance Coaching & Mentoring

Recruiting & Selection

Supervision & Accountability


Master Agency Award
Former Director, GAMA International