Who We Are

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Get to Know
your Team

We are wealth managers and financial planners passionate about serving you with excellence.

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Our Vision

Empowered clients, applying timeless wisdom, experiencing joy and contentment, as they faithfully manage their legacy.

Our Beliefs & Values

We Believe that everything we have comes from the hand of God and that He owns it all. Accordingly, we also believe we are called to help our clients steward those resources for their families and for ministries that bless others and bring glory to God.

We Value: Love for God and Others. Selflessness and Sacrifice. Wisdom and Faithfulness.

Our Story & History

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Legacy Wealth was founded in 2009 by Mike Brocker with a vision of not only providing you with sound financial strategies, but also helping you to enter into the joy and contentment that comes from knowing your plan is in alignment with your personal values.

Along with a talented team of professionals, Mike has been joined in business by four of his sons: Ben, John, Matt, and Josh. Over the last decade, Legacy Wealth has grown to provide sophisticated planning and wealth management services - all with the mission to embrace not only the “how” of planning but also the “why”, and a desire to help you maximize the impact of your legacy.

Our People

Michael D. Brocker

Michael D. Brocker

Financial Advisor, Founder and CEO


Mike’s career as a financial advisor spans over 3 decades. He is the Founder and CEO of Legacy Wealth, a boutique financial services firm focused on serving clients by providing timeless wisdom and counsel for all aspects of their planning, in order to remove the anxiety and uncertainty that so often surrounds financial decisions and replace it with joy and contentment.

Drawing on Mike’s many years of experience, Legacy Wealth has developed both a unique focus on wealth transition planning and a sophisticated values-based approach to asset management. Mike has acquired wisdom and experience in helping his clients not only manage the legacies they have built, but also in helping them transition their wealth to future generations and charitable organizations that are meaningful to them.

Mike has acquired many professional designations throughout his career, which speak to his knowledge and experience in planning. These designations include a Master’s Degree in Financial Services, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, Accredited Estate Planner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy. He has also accomplished numerous industry achievements, such as his 17-time membership in the prestigious “Top of the Table” in the Million Dollar Round Table, which represents the top half of 1% of advisors in the industry. He has been voted a top Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional for the last five years, is a Qualified Advisor with Kingdom Advisors, and he is a member of multiple industry-affiliated organizations, including M Financial Group. He currently sits on the Member Firm Relations Committee with M Financial Group.

Mike lives in Woodbury, MN with his wife of 35 years, Debbie, their nine children, and ten grandchildren. He currently serves in several community- and ministry-oriented capacities as a member of governing boards and councils, including the Bethel University Board of Governors and Board of Trustees and the Hope Academy Board of Directors.

Matthew M. Brocker

Matthew M. Brocker

Financial Advisor


Matthew joined Legacy Wealth in 2014. He grew up in Woodbury and lives there with his wife, Tianna, and three children. He attended New Life Academy and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bethel University. While there, he earned his B.A. in Business with an emphasis in both Finance and Accounting.

At home, Matt stays busy chasing around his sons, Tristan and Meier, and daughter, Maisie.  In his free time Matthew enjoys golfing, racquet sports, snowboarding, and spending time with family.

John M. Brocker

John M. Brocker

Chief Compliance and Information Officer

John joined the Legacy Wealth team in 2019. He grew up in Woodbury, attending New Life Academy, and graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul, in 2015 with a B.S. in Computer Science. He worked at Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis from 2014-2019 before coming to Legacy Wealth.

John continues to live in Woodbury with his wife Courtney, daughter Gwendolyn, and son William. In his free time, John enjoys board games, golf, and time with his friends, family, and his two goldendoodles, Meeko and Nana

John P. Horner

John P. Horner

Financial Planning and Tax Strategist


John joined Legacy Wealth in 2021. He grew up in Woodbury, attending New Life Academy, and he graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul, in 2018 with a B.S. in Business: Accounting and Finance. He worked at Ernst and Young in Minneapolis, primarily serving clients in the Banking and Capital Markets sector. During his time at EY he earned his CPA License before transitioning to Legacy Wealth.

John enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and loves to golf, play cards, play fantasy football, and spend time up at the lake. He lives in Woodbury with his wife, Sydney, their three daughters, Baylee, Hadley, Carly, and their German Shepherd, Ryder.

Brett A. Skrede

Client Servicing Representative

Brett joined Legacy Wealth in 2022. He grew up in Viroqua, Wisconsin and attended Viroqua High School. Brett graduated from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul in 2022 and currently lives in Roseville with his wife Taylor and daughter Hallie.

In his free time, Brett enjoys spending time with his wife and loves to be active playing a variety of sports like golf, baseball, and basketball. He also enjoys playing board games, watching movies and sports, and spending time with his family.

Stephen E. Powell

Client Servicing Representative

Stephen joined Legacy Wealth in 2024. He grew up in Newnan, Georgia and attended Trinity Christian High School. Stephen graduated from the Bethel University – St. Paul in 2023 B.A. in business with a double emphasis in finance and marketing. He currently lives in Shoreview with four other roommates.

In his free time, Stephen enjoys spending time with his friends and loves to be active participating in golf, pickleball, disc golf, physical training and basketball. He also enjoys playing board games, video games, watching movies and sports with family or friends.

Benjamin M. Brocker

Benjamin M. Brocker

Investment Strategist


Ben has been with Legacy Wealth since 2011.  He attended New Life Academy and went on to graduate from Bethel University in 2010, earning a degree in Business with a Finance emphasis.  He worked with the Minneapolis Financial Group before joining his father at Legacy Wealth, and he received his CFA designation in 2016.

Ben lives in Cottage Grove with his wife, Courtney, and their daughters, Everleigh and Esmé.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading investment books, golfing, playing cards, and playing fantasy basketball in his spare time.

Joshua M. Brocker

Joshua M. Brocker

Financial Advisor and Planning Strategist


Joshua joined Legacy Wealth in 2019. He grew up in Woodbury, attending New Life Academy, and he graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul, in 2017 with a B.A. in Business: Finance and Analytics. He worked at Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis while earning his CFP® certification before transitioning to Legacy Wealth.

Joshua enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing board games and various sports, such as golf and basketball.  He also enjoys being a part of the church worship team at Woodbury Lutheran Church.  He lives in Woodbury with his wife, Amanda, their two children, Lily and Theo, and their dog, Kingsley.

Emily R. Kaufer

Emily R. Kaufer

Client Relationship Manager

Emily has previously served as an office assistant at Legacy Wealth, and is now our Client Relationship Manager as of 2018. Emily grew up in Woodbury and graduated with her Bachelors degree in Communication Studies from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2016. Emily has also obtained her Minnesota Life, Accident, and Health Insurance License.

When Emily is not in the office, she works part time as a dance instructor and choreographer for a local dance studio. She enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and daughters, family dinners, and of course playing with her Pomeranian puppies, Rocky and Zeus.

Jessica R. Eveland

Jessica R. Eveland

Client Relations and Graphic Design Specialist

Jessica joined Legacy Wealth in 2021. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bethel University, St. Paul, in 2021 with a B.A. in business with a double emphasis in finance and marketing and a minor in graphic design.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys playing the violin and gardening. She lives in Vadnais Heights with her sister and her plants.

Lauren A. Richards

Client Servicing Representative

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