Financial expertise.
Faithful servants.

For us, “service” is more than a buzzword. It’s a divine directive.

Invested in You.

At Passage Wealth, we act as a reassuring guide, building authentic, faith-based relationships that help our clients open doors and unlock their financial potential. When we meet with you, we’ll take time to learn about your needs and your family. We can build a plan that helps protect your assets and helps you see how powerful your legacy can be. Because with every phone call, consultation or conversation—we are powered by a higher purpose to make an impact in our community.

Meet our Team

At every step, we put our clients first—and it makes all the difference.

Davon Bultemeier, CFP®

President/Wealth Advisor

  • Voices in Philanthropy Hall of Honor from the InFaith Community Foundation
  • 20+ years with Passage Wealth
  • 6+ Years with Central Soya/Bunge North America as a Senior Grain Merchandiser
  • B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University

Davon is married to his wife Dianna, a Lutheran School teacher. The couple has three children—sons Luke and Jacob, and daughter Elena, who was adopted from Bulgaria. Along with his family, Davon manages a farming operation that produces corn and soybeans. He is an active member and on the Board of Directors at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. In his free time, Davon likes to participate in competitive sports and spends time outdoors. He also volunteers for Habitat Builds and has traveled with the organization to Paraguay, Malawi and Romania.

InFaith Community Foundation is a public charity that serves individuals, organizations and the community through charitable planning, donor advised funds and endowments. InFaith works collaboratively with Thrivent and its financial professionals.

Cindy Houser, CASL®, ChFC®

Chief Operating Officer; Director of Financial Planning Operations

  • 17+ years with Passage Wealth
  • 35 years’ experience in the insurance and investment industries at Mutual Security Life, Lincoln Life and IBM in the technology department
  • B.S. in Computer Technology from Purdue University

Cindy grew up on a farm and still operates a family farm with her husband David. She’s an active member of Zion-Friedheim Lutheran Church and an outdoor enthusiast who loves to spend time trail hiking and biking. She is also a downhill skier who was invited to the Nastar race nationals in 2014 and 2015. In her free time, Cindy enjoys traveling and travel photography.

Austin Thoms, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

  • 4+ years with Passage Wealth
  • 8+ years of basketball coaching experience
  • B.A. in Business Management from Taylor University
  • M.A. in Human Resource Management from Hawaii Pacific University
  • Currently pursuing his CKA® designation

Austin is married to his wife Rashelle. The couple has three daughters named Dallas, Leeona and Eemah. Austin was a collegiate basketball coach for six years, coaching in Hawaii, Nebraska and Northern Colorado. He is also the former boys’ basketball coach at Concordia High School in Fort Wayne. He and his wife are active members at Northeast Christian Church in Fort Wayne. In his free time, Austin enjoys playing golf, watching sports and reading.

Joy Cappleman

Licensed Office Professional

  • 12+ years with Passage Wealth
  • 20+ years’ experience working in the financial industry as an office administrator

Joy and her husband Barry have two adult daughters, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is an active member at Calvary Baptist Church in Fort Wayne and a Bible Drill Director at her church and for the Northeast Indiana Baptist Association. In her free time, Joy enjoys playing the piano, reading, mentoring children, spending time with her grandchildren and visiting family in Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia.

Melissa Mirelez

Office Professional

  • 2+ years at Passage Wealth
  • 11+ years in sales, insurance, and marketing

Melissa is married to her husband Dan, who works at General Motors. The couple has four children. She is an avid University of Michigan and Detroit Tigers Baseball fan and former 4-H member who grew up on a hog farm in southeast Michigan. Melissa stays busy as a coach’s wife, working on DIY home improvement projects, decorating cakes, attending concerts and musicals, and listening to her family play music. Melissa and her family attend St. Joe Hessen Cassel Catholic Church. She is also a volunteer for the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault (ICESA).

Brad Jeffrey

Office Professional

  • 20+ year’s experience in the insurance and public/corporate finance industries at Lincoln Financial Group, State Farm Insurance, and Arthur Andersen.
  • BS in Accounting from Purdue University
  • 7 Year Board Member and former Finance Committee Chair of Crossroad Child & Family Services

Brad is married to his wife Michelle and the couple has 2 boys-Ryan and Colin. Brad and his family are
active members of St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church & School. Brad and Michelle help run the
local youth baseball/softball league that serves over 250 local children. In his free time, Brad enjoys
spending time at the lake during the summer with family and friends. Brad and his sons are also avid
snowmobilers backpacking across several states as well as multiple trips to Canada.

Brooks Gerke

Wealth Advisor

  • Spent the previous 4 years with Thrivent
  • 4+ years of Track and Field coaching experience
  • B.S. in Economics & Finance from Huntington University
  • Currently pursuing his CKA and CFP designations

Brooks is married to his wife Emily. The couple have two Bernedoodles named Sadie and Pepper. Brooks has spent the past four years working as a financial advisor for Thrivent, while also serving as an assistant coach for the track and field team at Huntington University. He and his wife attend Life Church in Huntington. In his free time, Brooks enjoys staying active by pole vaulting and going on walks with his wife and dogs.