Our Team

Lee Shertzer began his career as a financial planner in 1985 to do what he loves most – working with people and helping others manage their finances through the many challenges that life brings. In 1995, Lee started NORLANCO Financial, LLC, an independent firm representing Mennonite Mutual Aid (MMA) in its work with local churches. During the next 13 years, he built NORLANCO’s team from two to 15 members who managed $150 million in assets. After the company was sold in 2008, Lee made the decision to join the Stewardship Advisors, LLC team so he could continue to focus on providing independent financial advice without the pressure to sell company products.

Over the past 27 years, Lee has evolved his business from general financial planning to include specialization of investment management and serving institutional clients, as well as individuals. He has devoted countless hours toward continuing his education and becoming a CFP®, CLU®, and ChFC® professional as well as a Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA®).

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John Simkins began his career as a financial advisor in 1997 with Morgan Stanley. In addition to Morgan Stanley, John has worked with two regional banks and three financial services firms. Prior to his decades in the financial services industry, John worked with Marriott, Walt Disney World and a few companies in between. Through his experiences, he developed his core values of: clients first, pursue excellence, embrace change and always act with integrity.

In October of 2011, John, Mark and Lee established Stewardship Advisors, LLC. Stewardship Advisors, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is an independent, comprehensive financial services firm dedicated to providing unbiased advice, impeccable service and diversified financial resources.

In addition to his role as a Financial Advisor, John also serves as Portfolio Manager. He is responsible for leading the Investment Committee and Trading Team.

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Mark A. Brinser

Mark A. Brinser, CFP®

Mark is a CFP® professional and Financial Advisor with Stewardship Advisors, LLC. He understands that for most people, there is a gap between where they are financially and where they want to be someday. Therefore, by developing long-term relationships with his clients, he can help develop a financial plan so they can make wise financial decisions and close that gap. In addition to his role as a financial planner, Mark also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Stewardship Advisors, LLC. He is responsible for overseeing the firm’s compliance program, serving in the capacity of a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Prior to founding Stewardship Advisors, LLC with Lee and John, Mark was a financial planner with Norlanco Financial. He also spent time at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC as an accountant. Mark graduated from Messiah College with a degree in accounting and a concentration in Finance. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a member of the Central Pennsylvania Financial Planning Association.

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Thomas E. Talbott

Thomas E. Talbott, CFP®

Thomas Talbott, a CFP® Professional and Certified Kingdom Advisor®, joined Stewardship Advisors, LLC as a Financial Advisor in 2014.

Thomas thoroughly enjoys helping people plan, manage and distribute their assets. He seeks to serve others by integrating his faith and experience to first understand their history, needs, desires and possibilities. He incorporates his five Core Values of Integrity, Others-Oriented, Service, Godliness and Quality Delivery into his advice and encourages clients to be good stewards of their resources.

Thomas began his career in the financial services industry in 1994 as a Registered Representative for the national firm, AXA Advisors. In 1997, he became an Investment Advisor Representative of Ambassador Advisors, LLC and started managing money for a fee. Thomas then became a partner of the firm in 2001. In 2010, he joined a national fee-only financial planning company, Ronald Blue & Co., LLC, where he specialized in the development of financial plans and investment management strategies that assist clients in achieving their goals. Currently, Thomas’s practice is built on fees, not commissions. He enjoys the relationships he has built with his clients.​

Thomas earned his Bachelor of Arts from Messiah College (Grantham, PA) and received his Master of Arts from Columbia International University (Columbia, SC). He was awarded his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2012 and his Certified Kingdom Advisor® designation in 2016. He is an active member of Kingdom Advisors and continually improves his financial knowledge.

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Leanne Adams

Leanne L. Adams, FPQP™

Leanne has been in the financial services industry for over 15 years, joining Stewardship Advisors, LLC in January 2018 as an Associate Financial Advisor. She is fully licensed, holding the Series 66. Leanne is a Pennsylvania Notary and a registered Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional with a passion for helping others achieve their goals.

Jonathan Kiehl

Jonathan E. Kiehl

 

Jonathan joined Stewardship Advisors, LLC in October 2018 as an Associate Financial Advisor, combining his passions of personal finance, education and service to others. He previously spent time in the financial industry working in tax planning and personal financial coaching. Prior to his financial experience, Jonathan spent 14 years in the watch industry with Rolex Watch, USA working in management, training and after-sales service.

Jonathan graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He holds his Series 65 license.
Sarah A. Wert

Sarah A. Wert

 

Sarah graduated from Messiah College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and joined Stewardship Advisors, LLC in 2015. She is dedicated to client service excellence and enjoys the small details that are important to her role at Stewardship Advisors. 

Prior to joining Stewardship Advisors, Sarah was an Account Service Coordinator with a local advertiser, where she helped grow customer relationships through outstanding service.
Michelle J. Zink

Michelle J. Zink

Michelle joined Stewardship Advisors, LLC in 2015. Michelle thrives on being detail-oriented and providing the client with a positive experience every time. She enjoys getting to know clients and working with them as they walk on their journey.Prior to coming to Stewardship Advisors, LLC, she worked as an office manager for an insurance agency. In addition to her daily managerial duties, she acquired her property and casualty license.
Zak S. Drescher

Zak S. Drescher

 

Zak joined Stewardship Advisors, LLC in 2015.  He serves as the trading manager, as well as being  involved with the Investment Committee. Prior to working at Stewardship Advisors, LLC, he played professional golf for three years, traveling up and down the East Coast. Zak is a team player who aims to deliver the highest level of professionalism and customer service. He currently holds his Series 66 license. 

Zak graduated from the Campbell University, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business with a B.B.A in Trust and Wealth Management and a minor in Finance.
Barb joined Stewardship Advisors, LLC in 2019. In her working career, she has over 28 years of experience, in both retail banking and with a financial advisory group. Barb enjoys greeting and getting to know the clients. She is ready to assist clients and provide an exceptional client experience every time.