Paul Kolell

Finance Director
Thrivent Financial

Paul Kolell is a Finance Director at Thrivent Financial where he is responsible for financial analysis and decision support for the manufacturing arm of the enterprise.

Paul has worked at Thrivent for 30 years, serving as both an individual contributor and a department leader in a number of different finance and actuarial roles. Paul is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Paul currently serves as President at his home congregation of Mount Olive in Appleton and chairs a couple of committees supporting Fox Valley Lutheran High School. He is a past president and officer of the National Fraternal Congress of America Actuaries Section.

Paul lives in Appleton with his wife Kathy; they have four children ranging in age from 19 to 26. In his free time, Paul enjoys waterskiing, running, and a variety of team sports