Trina L. Hanner

Brad Nelson

Chief Stewardship Officer, Founder, & Lead Financial Advisor

About Brad

My Why: To help you find certainty in the face of uncertainty, leveraging our God-given skills and abilities.

 In 1996, a local financial advisor visited my economics class and was explaining the complexities of the financial markets. As most of the class was confused about what they’d just heard, I realized money was a common denominator and there would always be a demand for financial advisors who care about helping people make decisions about money. After more than a decade serving clients, I believe the Lord was calling me to use my God-given gifts to set people free of the worry of money so they can enjoy what they care for the most and live with clarity, confidence and contentment! It gives me great joy to help answer the most common questions “Am I going to be ok?”, “Will my spouse be ok when I gone?”, and “Can we retire without running out of money?”

This is my calling and I’m humbled to serve our clients for God’s glory!

A Minnesota resident all his life, Brad grew up in Grand Rapids, graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth, earning a bachelors in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and Marketing, lived in Minneapolis for 5 years, then in 2011 he followed God’s calling on his life and returned home to Grand Rapids where he has gratefully served his clients as an Investment Adviser Representative since.

As a financial advisor, Brad’s focus is serving his clients with excellence, education gained from advanced designations including a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA®), Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), and Certification for Long Term Care (CLTC®).

As the Chief Stewardship Officer of Providence Financial Advisors, his focus is seeking God’s leading for the firm, always protecting the client’s best interest, and delivering an elite client experience.

Brad is an active member at New Song Alliance Church and passionately serves faith-based organizations such as Itasca Youth for Christ and Lighthouse Christian Academy.

When not in the office or volunteering you might find Brad near the lake with his family (wife Dannielle, daughter Ava, and twin daughters Adalyn & Brinley) on the golf course, or riding a snowmobile.