Thrivent Community-Northwest Suburban

Bob Morris, Financial Lead; Paul Petrillo, Financial Consultant; Brad Rukstales, Board Lead; Board Members Gilda Karu and David Buchheit and Office Assistant Tina Petrillo.
Thrivent Communities are a new concept that offers members and their guests a variety of social, educational and charitable events throughout the year. Members served by select teams of Thrivent Financial representatives have a unique opportunity to make friends, have fun and give back to the community.
Thrivent Community-Northwest Suburban

We want to make your membership even more valuable, meaningful and fun by offering a range of social, educational and charitable events through your Thrivent Community. A leadership board of Thrivent Financial members comes together quarterly to identify what's important to members and to set strategies on how to grow membership, trust and community benefit. Members of the Thrivent Community-Northwest Suburban are Thrivent Financial members who are served by the Northwest Suburban Group of financial representatives. The Northwest Suburban Group primarily serves members living in the Northwest Suburbs outside of Chicago.

We hope you'll reach out to one of the board members, use this site or attend an upcoming event to find out more and let us know what’s important to you!

Northwest Suburban Group
Meet the financial representatives who make up this group as well as their office staff.

Your Thrivent Community Board

Upcoming Events
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Vet Fest at Splinter's Sports Pub
On November 9th, 2013, at Splinter's Sports Pub in Palatine, $24,000 was raised at Vet Fest for hospitalized veterans at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago. Thank you to those that attended.
Member Appreciation Event at Cooper's Hawk
On November 2nd, 2013, sixty-five people attended the Member Appreciation Event at Cooper's Hawk, including fifteen guests. $ 534.00 was raised for Habitat for Humanity. Thank you to those that donated. Delicious gourmet appetizers and choice wines were enjoyed by all!
All-Member Family Picnic at Twin Lakes

On July 20th,2013, seventy-three people attended the All-Member Family Picnic at Twin Lakes in Palatine, including twenty-seven guests. $283.00 was raised for Habitat for Humanity.

Amanda Garcia, Jessica Petrillo and Toby Perez enjoyed hitting golfballs at the driving range.

The Rueter Family enjoyed a paddleboat ride after lunch!
McHenry Habitat Build
July 13th was our Habitat Build in McHenry. We put up insulation in the exterior walls and ceilings. Our Thrivent Community provided a delicious lunch and bought our volunteers Thrivent Builds t-shirts, water bottles and work gloves. Thank you to our volunteers: Jennifer Summerhill, Jeff & Lois Phillips, Ray Yee and Paul & Tina Petrillo.
For pictures from the Habitat Build, click here.
Cosmic Candlelite Bowling
On June 22nd, Thrivent members and their guests enjoyed a fun night out at a Cosmic Candlelite Bowling event at Arlington Lanes. A delicious dinner, desserts and open bar were enjoyed by all. Everyone had a blast playing glow in the dark cosmic bowling with light show and dance music. This event was paid for and hosted by your Thrivent Community - Northwest Suburban. Kids, grandkids and guests of our members had a great time. Many of us watched the Blackhawks win on all of the big screen TVs in our own private party room and on the TV screens by the lanes!
Click here for photos from the Cosmic Bowling Event
Member Appreciation Event at Cooper's Hawk
On November 10th, 2012, seventy-one members and guests attended the Member Appreciation Event at Cooper's Hawk in Arlington Heights. Fifty-five people attended the Long-Term Care workshop beforehand. Financial Consultant Paul Petrillo and Senior Partner Lee Straumann spoke about what long-term care is, how much it costs, ways to pay for it and how to develop a long-term care strategy. Everyone enjoyed complimentary gourmet appetizers and choice wines. Four people won fabulous gift baskets in our drawing. Thank you to everyone who donated to Habitat for Humanity. $429.00 was raised and many tools were donated.
Click here for photos from Cooper's Hawk.
Habitat Build
Five Thrivent volunteers worked at the McHenry Habitat Build on September 22nd. Work was done inside the house spackling, painting, putting doorknobs on, etc. Your Thrivent Community provided lunch for all of the volunteers at the Build, including the future homeowner and her son, the regular volunteers, the professional construction worker and the Habitat representative. They all appreciated the lunch and the Habitat representative was very thankful for the $225.00 monetary donation and tools received from our members at our last event.

Thrivent volunteers at the McHenry Habitat Build: Paul Petrillo, Jennifer Summerhill, Tina Petrillo, Ken Meyer and Vicki Meyer.
Dave & Buster's Family Fun Night
Forty-three people attended the Dave & Buster's Family Fun Night on September 15th. Your Thrivent Community provided a delicious dinner, drinks and game cards. $225.00 was raised for Habitat for Humanity, as well as lots of tools. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.
For Dave & Buster's photos, click here.
All-Member Family Picnic
On June 16th, sixty-six Thrivent members and guests attended the All-Member Family Picnic at Twin Lakes in Palatine. Your Thrivent Community provided a delicious lunch and many people enjoyed a paddle boat ride and golf. Thank you to all who donated to Journeys from Pads to Hope. We raised $160.00 in monetary donations as well as lots of food, can openers, batteries, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, clothing and a sleeping bag.
To see photos from the Family Picnic, please click on the "Photos" link at the bottom of the page.

Thrivent Builds - Habitat for Humanity Build Day
Thrivent Financial Consultant Paul Petrillo, along with Ken Meyer, Jennifer Summerhill, Steve Reyes and Tony Spreitzer volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity Build in McHenry on June 2nd. The home they worked on is being built for a single mother, Sharon Lee, and her three children.

Left to right: Steve Reyes, Jennifer Summerhill, Ken Meyer and Tony Spreitzer
Bottom: Thrivent Financial Consultant Paul Petrillo
Fun at the Cosmic Candlelite Bowling Event
On May 19th, 42 Thrivent members and their guests enjoyed a nice dinner at Arlington Lanes followed by a fun time of Cosmic Candlelite Bowling, with pumped up music, glow in the dark and laser lights. Thank you to everyone who donated to Habitat for Humanity. We raised $100.00 in monetary donations and lots of tools were donated as well.

Thrivent Members Vicki & Ken Meyer and Jim & Carrie Kuehm.

Lisa Thompson (guest), Jeanine Janis (Thrivent Member), Amy & Mark Davis (guests), Dave Rhyan (Thrivent Member) and Thrivent Community Board Member Vicki Rhyan.

Thrivent Members Karen Dahlen and Myles & Jane Powell.

Thrivent Youth Members Erika Nelson, Jessica & Nicole Petrillo, Amanda Garcia, Toby Perez and Alyssa & Madyson Alber.

Top row: Myles Powell, Mark Davis, Dave Rhyan, Fred Foy, Paul Petrillo (Thrivent Financial Consultant) and Jim Kuehm. Bottom row: Ken Meyer, Jane Powell, Vicki Meyer, Amy Davis, Lisa Thompson, Jeanine Janis, Vicki Rhyan (Board Member), Gilda Karu (Board Member), Tina Petrillo (Thrivent Office Professional) and Carrie Kuehm.
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Thrivent Community-Northwest Suburban
Paul W. Petrillo, Financial Consultant
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Appleton Office:
4321 N. Ballard Road
Appleton, WI 54919-0001 USA

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625 Fourth Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1624 USA

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Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Products issued by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are available to applicants who meet membership, insurability, U.S. citizenship and residency requirements. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents/producers of Thrivent Financial.