“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

Over the past few years, I have patiently waited for God to send someone who is a strong Christian, has many credentials and experience in the financial services industry, is approximately 20 years younger than me, and could work alongside my son-in-law, Shawn Peters, and me. As I will be 62 in June, I want to start spending more quality time with my wife of nearly 40 years, Rachael, and our grandchildren, and more time serving in different ministries and traveling.

With that said, please welcome the person God has sent to work alongside us, Matthew Barrovecchio. Matthew is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with 20 years of diversified experience in the financial services industry. He managed approximately $400 million at Vanguard before being called by God to do it Biblically Responsible, which led him to us. Matthew fits perfectly with our firm’s mission, vision, and our clients’ Christian and conservative values. He is also very friendly, outgoing, and kind-hearted. He is like a younger me, and you will come to love him over the next few years.

Matthew is 42 years old and has been married to his wife, Ann, for 18 years. Together, they have homeschooled their five children, ages 7-14. They are a Christian family that loves the Lord and lives in Tampa, Florida. Matthew will work remotely from Tampa, serving our clients via Zoom and phone, and will conduct in-person meetings at our New Braunfels office for a week every four weeks. With Matthew’s experience, qualifications, and youth, he is the perfect person to accompany Shawn and me to help drive Christian Financial Advisors® forward for many years. A neat twist: Many of you know of and have listened to Matthew’s father-in-law, the late Dan Celia, who had a well-known three-hour daily Christian Financial talk show heard on over 640 Christian Radio stations worldwide for many years.

Moving forward, I will shift my focus to managing our Biblically Responsible, non-woke portfolios and driving the content of our podcast program and monthly bullet points. While I will continue to do some client reviews, I will be shifting away from many of the reviews and answering ad-hoc financial questions that Matthew and Shawn can handle. However, if needed, I will always be available for the more difficult questions.

If you are wondering if I will be retiring, please know that I intend to remain at the firm as long as I am mentally and physically capable, especially with all my experience understanding the financial markets. I look at the famous Warren Buffet, and he’s still doing financial management at 93; I hope I can do the same. Also, I will remain the owner of the firm for the foreseeable future.

For more information about Matthew Barrovecchio and his role at Christian Financial Advisors®, please click here to view Matthew’s full bio.

Please call Shawn Peters or me if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

In Christ,
Bob Barber, Founder & Owner
Christian Financial Advisors®