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 teaches 5th grade and music at a local school and enjoys gardening (she inherited a green thumb!). We have three children, a daughter studying chemistry in Maryland, a son who recently graduated from the Dallas police academy, and a son who runs track and cross country at Rockford Lutheran High School.

After a satisfying career as a lead pastor in Michigan, South Carolina and Northern Virginia, my wife and I returned to Illinois to be closer to family and childhood friends. Since I enjoy discovering new ways to serve people, I took advantage of the move to transition to a career in financial services. After considering several different firms, I chose Edward Jones for its values and high standards.

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 strategies or business owners with complex financial considerations, I earned the CFP® certification.

Edward Jones has built its reputation not only by serving individual clients, but by serving the community where our clients live. I currently serve on the Belvidere City Planning and Zoning Commission, and volunteer for Belvidere Rotary, Boone County CASA and my church.

Edward Jones also values teamwork. I am blessed to work with senior branch office administrator Connie Wennmacher, who has a background in business and accounting. She provides personalized client support for the office and can immediately address many client needs, except those requiring financial advice.

Together, we listen to understand what's important to our clients, utilize an established process to build personalized strategies to meet their goals and, by anticipating and addressing needs before they arise, partner with our clients for life. Call us to discover if we are the right partners for 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
WeekdayAvailability
Mon Closed for Holiday
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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