I was born in Fond du Lac but was raised in Oshkosh virtually all of my life. I graduated from Oshkosh West in 1989. I went to UW-Oshkosh after high school, where I graduated with a double major in Accounting and Finance. I was actively involved in Campus Crusade for Christ when I was in college and also volunteered as a youth leader in Young Life.
After I graduated from college, I worked for 17 years at Thrivent Financial. In my last position at Thrivent, I was the Vice President of the Thrivent Trust Company. In that capacity, I worked with 600 Thrivent Representatives in the central and southern United States promoting the Trust Company and working with people in that region on trust and estate planning. In 2014, God blessed me with the opportunity to run the Edward Jones office on Bowen Street. I really enjoy my job because I love to listen to people and find out what is important to them and then help them reach the financial goals they set for themselves.
I have been married to my amazing wife Becca, a teacher at VCS, since 2003, we have two children Christopher (b. 2007)-a current middle school student at VCS and Josie (b. 2012)-a current elementary student at VCS. Becca and I are both members at Plymouth Church where I just “retired” from volunteer youth ministry after 26 years, helping in the high school and junior high ministries. I currently serve on the Elder Board at Plymouth Church.
I am excited to be on the Board of Directors because the school is such a huge part of my wife and kids’ life, now I get to be a part of that on a deeper level. I get the opportunity to use my God-given business acumen and vision to help the school. But even more awesome to me, I get to be part of the school’s mission to see students come to Christ and grow in that relationship with Him so that they can go and impact their world for God’s Kingdom. Email GJepson@vcoshkosh.com.