My name is Carl Gnewuch, which is hard to pronounce and easy to remember. My wife, Cindy, grew up on a dairy farm in Harvard. She now teaches 5th grade at a local school and enjoys playing piano and gardening (she inherited a green thumb!). We have two adult children, a daughter studying chemistry in Maryland and a son training at the Dallas police academy. Our youngest son is entering high school.

After a satisfying career as a lead pastor in Michigan, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Northern Virginia, my wife and I moved back home several years ago to be closer to family and childhood friends. Since I learn quickly and have an aptitude for finance, I took advantage of our move home to transition to a career in financial services. After considering several different firms, I chose Edward Jones for its values.

Edward Jones puts the client first, with personalized solutions based on goals based financial strategies. To better serve my clients, who are often individuals looking for comprehensive goal based financial planning or business owners with complex financial considerations, I earned the CFP® designation this year.

Edward Jones has built its reputation not only by serving individual clients, but by serving the community where our clients live. I currently serve in the Rockford area as chairman of the Belvidere City Planning and Zoning Commission and assistant pastor of my church.

Edward Jones also values teamwork. I am blessed to work with my senior branch office administrator, Connie Wennmacher, who has a background in business and accounting. She provides personalized client support for the office and can take care of most immediate client needs, except those requiring financial advice. Together, we share the same vision of caring for our clients and are ready to serve you.

Focus areas

  • Business Retirement Plans
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
  • Divorce Finances
  • Military Professionals & Veterans
  • Estate & Legacy Strategies
  • Retirement Savings Strategies

My Personal Interests

  • Running
  • Spending Time with Family
  • Farming
  • Community Outreach
  • Pets

Office Information

Office Hours

Office Hours
Mon 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Tue 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Wed 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Thu 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Fri 08:00AM - 03:00PM
Sat By Appointment Only
Sun Closed

Additional Hours

  • Web Conferencing

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