James Kraatz

Founder & president


Jim Kraatz is a Christian financial advisor and co-founder of Faith Investment Services with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Working with a wide range of clients, from young families to retirees, he is committed to helping them incorporate their values and beliefs into their financial strategies through morally directed investing.

Jim started his career in 1990, working with Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent Financial). Nine years later, he expanded his focus and brought on Stacy A. Calder as an assistant and registered representative. In 2002, with the goal of providing Christian financial services, Jim and Stacy developed Faith Investment Services, LLC.

Committed to the financial needs of the Christian community, he has previously served as Vice President of the Faith Financial Network. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 51, 63, and 65 securities registrations.

Outside of the office, Jim enjoys spending time at his Northern Michigan home on Little Glen Lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. His son Joe and daughter in law Page live with him and he enjoys visits from his other children Jonathon, Jenna, and grandson Josiah. Jim is an active member in his church in Glen Arbor, serving as an Elder in the congregation and singing in the choir.