Trina L. Hanner

Brad Nelson

Chief Stewardship Officer, CEO, & Financial Advisor

About Brad

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

God called me to help people navigate the path to financial freedom and independence as a financial advisor when I was in Mr. Krueger’s late-afternoon, hot, and mostly dry 10th grade economics class. This day was distinctly different as a local financial professional was explaining how she helps people with their finances and make complex situations simple, and that’s when the Holy Spirit moved; I knew at that moment it was my calling to help people achieve what they spend working most of their lives for: future financial freedom! 

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 financial advisor, Brad’s focus is serving his clients with excellence leveraging 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 CEO of Providence Financial Advisors, his focus is 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.