William J. Gauger

MBA, M.Div.

Portfolio Advisor

As a pastor, I walked with people through the highs and lows of life. At Savant, I get to leverage my professional experiences and serve people as they navigate the joys and challenges of their personal finances.

190 Buckley Drive Rockford, IL 61107

Bill spent 10 years in corporate finance and accounting, supporting senior managers. Prior to joining Savant, he was an associate representative for a financial advisory firm in Downers Grove, IL. Before that, he served as a full-time pastor for 15 years.

Bill earned a bachelor of science degree in accountancy from DePaul University, a master of business administration degree from Northwestern University, and a master of divinity degree from Concordia Seminary. He serves as the vacancy pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Monticello, IL.

Bill is married with an adult stepdaughter. The family has a Corgi/Pomeranian/fox mix who is a certified comfort dog. Bill is a fan of the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls.

Education &

  • DePaul University
    Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Northwestern University
  • Concordia Seminary
    Master of Divinity

Affiliations &
Community Service

  • Faith Lutheran Church, Monticello, IL – vacancy pastor