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Bankers & Lenders with Your Best Interests in Mind

We like to say that we are “Leaders in Building Lasting Relationships” because each of our staff members tries to make the most of the relationship they have with you. It’s what allows us to better understand your needs and provide the right solution every time.

Meet the staff of Home State Bank who works every day to serve the community and help you achieve your goals.

  • Main Office

  • Bob Allen

    Bob Allen

    Vice President, Business Banker

    Location: Main Office Division: Business Bankers Phone: (515) 386-7208 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2004.


    Areas of expertise: Commercial and Agricultural Lending- including utilization of FSA Guaranteed Loan Program and Young Farmer Loans, Crop Insurance, SBA Loans.


    How will you take care of your customers? I'll work hard to exceed my customers' expectations with knowledgeable, friendly customer service. I'll also be available by cell at any time.

  • Kristal Baugh

    Kristal Baugh

    Electronic Banking Specialist

    Location: Main Office Division: Deposit Operations Team Phone: (515) 386-7216 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2007.


    Areas of expertise: Personal and Business Online Banking, Mobile Banking and Mobile Products, Bill Pay, Debit Cards, Remote Deposit Capture and Wire Transactions.


    How will you take care of your customers? I will strive to be courteous, prompt and accurate. I am committed to going the extra mile for my customers. 

  • Nicole Bollenbaugh

    Nicole Bollenbaugh

    Deposit Operations Specialist

    Location: Main Office Division: Deposit Operations Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2005.


    Areas of expertise: Deposit Operations, Scanning, Teller Operations.


    How will you take care of your customers? I am committed to earn customer loyalty by providing the highest level of customer service to each customer I come in contact with.

  • Jackie Cunningham

    Jackie Cunningham

    Trust & Land Management Administrator

    Location: Main Office Division: Trust Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Jackie re-entered the banking industry in 2015 with 2 years prior experience.


    Areas of expertise: Trust Services, Land Management.


    How will you take care of your customers? I feel it's crucial to not only meet, but exceed my customers' expectations of what customer service is and should be. I enjoy getting to know our customers and not only being a banking contact, but a friend. 

  • Danille Curtis

    Danille Curtis

    Trust Officer & Culture Coordinator

    Location: Main Office Division: Trust Team Phone: (515) 386-7201 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2010.


    Areas of expertise: Trust Services and Land Management.


    How will you take care of your customers? I am dedicated to providing my clients knowledgeable service, as well as being their partner in estate planning. I am passionate about what I do and making sure it is done correctly and thoroughly. I respect the wishes of my clients and will do everything I can to help them. 

  • Roger Custer

    Roger Custer

    Vice President, Land Manager & Business Banker

    Location: Main Office Division: Business Bankers Phone: (515) 386-7223 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Roger re-entered the banking industry in 1995 with 7 years prior experience.


    Areas of expertise: Agricultural Lending, Land Management.


    How will you take care of your customers? Our customers expect their banker to not only understand the business of farming, including livestock and crop production, but have an appreciation for the farm family and understand the opportunity it provides to feed the world. Because of my agricultural background, I can relate to their needs and really enjoy helping them succeed. 

  • Sue Durlam

    Sue Durlam

    Teller

    Location: Main Office Division: Teller Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1993.


    Areas of expertise: Teller Transactions and Proof.


    How will you take care of your customers? My customers will know they are important to me and to Home State Bank. I hope to make my customers' days a littler brighter by showing them that I care.

  • Sharon Fisher

    Sharon Fisher

    Loan Operations Officer

    Location: Main Office Division: Loan Operations Team Phone: (515) 386-7225 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1982.


    Areas of expertise: Loan Administration


    How will you take care of your customers? Through many years of banking, the knowledge I have acquired through our loan system allows me to feel confident to handle any loan questions that may come up. I truly enjoy the interaction I have with my customers and being able to help them in any way.

  • Jackie Gannon

    Jackie Gannon

    Loan Operations Specialist

    Location: Main Office Division: Loan Operations Team Phone: (515) 386-7232 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1990.


    Areas of expertise: Loan Maintenance, Loan Documentation Preparation, Loan Officer Assistance.


    How will you take care of your customers? I will treat each customer with kindness, respect and confidentiality. I have a well-established understanding of banking transactions and will perform those transactions timely and accurately.

  • Bob Goeken

    Bob Goeken

    Vice President, Business Banker

    Location: Main Office Division: Business Bankers Phone: (515) 386-7207 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1985.


    Areas of expertise: Commercial and Agricultural Lending.


    How will you take care of your customers? I want my customers to feel like they have a friend in the banking business- because, with me, they do.

  • Angie Grage

    Angie Grage

    Teller

    Location: Main Office Division: Teller Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2017.


    Areas of expertise: Teller Transactions and Proof.


    How will you take care of your customers? I will greet them with a smile and a warm welcome. I'll help them with the best of my abilities and provide extraordinary customer service.

  • Adam Heun

    Adam Heun

    Business Banker

    Location: Main Office Division: Business Bankers Phone: (515) 386-7236 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2006.


    Areas of expertise: Agricultural Lending - including utilization of FSA guaranteed loan program.


    How will you take care of your customers? I look forward to developing long-lasting relationships with my customers and learning as much about them and their operations as I can. Providing timely, knowledgeable service is important to me, whether it is in my office or theirs.

  • Teresa Hoyle

    Teresa Hoyle

    Assistant Vice President, Personal Banker

    NMLS: 728326

    Location: Main Office Division: Consumer Lenders Phone: (515) 386-7222 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1999.


    Areas of expertise: Personal and Business Deposit Products, Home Loans, Personal Loans.


    How will you take care of your customers? I'll provide exceptional customer service and that is a promise.

  • Ashley Johnston

    Ashley Johnston

    Business Banker

    NMLS: 868376

    Location: Main Office Division: Business Bankers Phone: (515) 386-7235 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2001.


    Areas of expertise: Commercial and Agricultural Lending, Home Loans, Personal Loans, Crop Insurance.


    How will you take care of your customers? I will make my customers my highest priority. I want them to have an extraordinary experience every time we meet. 

  • Megan Johnston

    Megan Johnston

    Credit Quality Manager

    Location: Main Office Division: Loan Operations Team Phone: (515) 386-7246 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2017.


    Areas of expertise: Loan Review and Loan Compliance.


    How will you take care of your customers? I am committed to provide prompt, extraordinary customer service to every customer. I will always ensure our customers are my top priority.

  • Sid Jones

    Sid Jones

    President & CEO

    Location: Main Office Division: Administrative Team Phone: (515) 386-7209 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1976.


    Areas of expertise: All areas of overall bank management and supervision.


    How will you take care of your customers? My goal is to first listen to my customers needs and then provide them with an unforgettable banking experience.

  • Joan McCollom

    Joan McCollom

    Personal Banker

    Location: Main Office Division: Personal Bankers Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1973.


    Areas of expertise: Personal and Business Deposit Products.


    How will you take care of your customers? I'll listen to their needs and apprehensions then apply extra care through the account opening process. After they open an account, customers will leave the bank knowing that I am there for them to handle any questions or concerns that may arise. 

  • Abby McConnell

    Abby McConnell

    Personal Banker

    Location: Main Office Division: Consumer Lenders Phone: (515) 386-7221 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2014.


    Areas of expertise: Personal and Business Deposit Products, Personal Loans.


    How will you take care of your customers? My commitment to providing our customers with exceptional service will show in my passion about the work that I do. My goal is to provide every customer with the experience of knowing I am their banker and can assist them on any level.

  • Amy Milligan

    Amy Milligan

    Assistant Vice President, Personal Banker

    NMLS: 1092551

    Location: Main Office Division: Consumer Lenders Phone: (515) 386-7219 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Amy re-entered the banking industry in 2009 with 3 years prior experience.


    Areas of expertise: Personal and Business Deposit Products, Home Loans, Personal Loans.


    How will you take care of your customers? For customers who want their banking to stay right at home, Home State Bank is the answer. That means when questions arise, I'm there. I'll take the stress out of their banking and they'll know that I am a phone call away.

  • Rhonda Morlan

    Rhonda Morlan

    Deposit Operations Manager & BSA Officer

    Location: Main Office Division: Deposit Operations Team Phone: (515) 386-7234 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1989.


    Areas of expertise: Teller Operations, Bookkeeping, ACH (automatic transactions).


    How will you take care of your customers? I will go above and beyond to ensure that the customer is taken care of and leaves feeling my bank is extraordinary.

  • Linda Olerich

    Linda Olerich

    Loan Operations Specialist

    Location: Main Office Division: Loan Operations Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2001.


    Areas of expertise: Loan Maintenance, Loan Documentation Scanning, Loan Officer Assistance.


    How will you take care of your customers? I will handle each customer with kindness and get them the help they need.

  • Jody Orchard

    Jody Orchard

    Teller

    Location: Main Office Division: Teller Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2017.


    Areas of expertise: Teller Transactions and Proof.


    How will you take care of your customers? My goal is to provide each customer with an excellent customer service experience. Each and every customer is very important to me and I hope they leave feeling that they are my number one priority.

  • Sherry Palmer

    Sherry Palmer

    Personal Banker Administrator

    Location: Main Office Division: Deposit Operations Team Phone: (515) 386-7220 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1989.


    Areas of expertise: Deposit Operations, Repurchase Agreement/Sweep Accounts, Burial Trusts, CDARS Accounts.


    How will you take care of your customers? I aim to build a long-term relationship with our customers by anticipating and exceeding the customers expectations every time they call or contact us.

  • Lacie Robbins

    Lacie Robbins

    HR Administrator & Information Security Officer

    Location: Main Office Division: Administrative Team Phone: (515) 386-7204 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2003.


    Areas of expertise: Human Resources and Information Technology.


    How will you take care of your customers? I want my customers to feel confident that I will go above and beyond to give them extraordinary customer service.

  • John Michael Sawhill

    John Michael Sawhill

    Business Banker

    Location: Main Office Division: Business Bankers Phone: (515) 386-7211 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: John re-entered the banking industry in 2012 with 1 year prior experience.


    Areas of expertise: Small Business Loans, Commercial Operating Loans, Commercial Real Estate, Raw Land Development and Equipment Financing..


    How will you take care of your customers? I will provide great communication by explaining their financial position. Consistent communication will help customers gain a better understanding and comfort level of where they are financially.

  • Robin Shockey

    Robin Shockey

    Loan Review Specialist

    Location: Main Office Division: Loan Operations Team Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Robin re-entered the banking industry in 2014 with 8 years prior experience.


    Areas of expertise: Consumer Loans, Loan Review, Loan Auditing.


    How will you take care of your customers? I am committed to matching the best product to the needs of the customer in the friendliest and professional way, assuring that I will be there for questions and all their future needs. 

  • Myschelle Silbaugh

    Myschelle Silbaugh

    Teller

    Location: Main Office Division: Teller Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2016.


    Areas of expertise: Teller Transactions and Proof.


    How will you take care of your customers? I will provide our customers with excellent customer service and consistently provide accurate teller transactions.

  • Alicia Sloan

    Alicia Sloan

    Loan Operations Specialist

    Location: Main Office Division: Loan Operations Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2016.


    Areas of expertise: Mortgage Loan Processing.


    How will you take care of your customers? I have a history of delivering timely, accurate, and confidential service to my customers, and I continue to do so for Home State Bank.

  • Gerry Stein

    Gerry Stein

    Land Manager

    Location: Main Office Division: Trust Team Phone: (515) 386-7203 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2015.


    Areas of expertise: Land Management.


    How will you take care of your customers? I will be available to customers. I will listen to their needs and concerns, and offer my services to help in planning and attaining their operational goals.

  • Hannah Stein

    Hannah Stein

    Summer Intern- Teller

    Location: Main Office Division: Summer Interns

    Current Education: 2017 Graduate of Greene County High School.


    Why Home State Bank: I've grown up as a Home State Bank customer and when the opportunity to work here presented itself, I couldn't pass it up.


    Goals During Summer Internship? I hope to improve my personal skills that will help prepare me for a future career. I'm also looking forward to interacting with various members of our community and providing them with the quality service Home State Bank is known for.

  • Aimee Stratton

    Aimee Stratton

    Vice President Cashier & Senior Operations Officer

    Location: Main Office Division: Administrative Team Phone: (515) 386-7233 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Aimee re-entered the banking industry in 2000 with 7 years prior experience.


    Areas of expertise: Deposit Operations.


    How will you take care of your customers? I don't have a lot of customer contact but when I do, they are #1 priority. I drop what I am doing and concentrate on their needs, whatever that may be. It could include researching their account or helping a business customer with ACH file issues. Most issues are very time sensitive, therefore, giving them prompt attention is a must. 

  • Laura Taggart

    Laura Taggart

    Marketing Manager

    Location: Main Office Division: Administrative Team Phone: (515) 386-7244 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2017.


    Areas of expertise: Marketing


    How will you take care of your customers? I am excited to build extraordinary relationships that Home State Bank is known for at the bank, at our events and out in the community.

  • Deb Walker

    Deb Walker

    Vice President, Trust Officer

    Location: Main Office Division: Trust Team Phone: (515) 386-7217 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1975.


    Areas of expertise: Trust Services and Tax-exempt Accounts.


    How will you take care of your customers? I will work with their tax professionals and legal advisors as partners to fulfill their wishes and desires.

  • Jolee Wessling

    Jolee Wessling

    Summer Intern- Ag Department

    Location: Main Office Division: Summer Interns

    Current Education: Iowa State University Senior majoring in Agricultural Business.


    Why Home State Bank: Home State Bank has a great atmosphere. Each employee is knowledgeable and excited to use that knowledge to benefit customers.


    Goals During Summer Internship? I want to learn the many aspects of banking as well as the culture that creates such a great team.

  • Kathy Wiederin

    Kathy Wiederin

    Teller Administrator

    Location: Main Office Division: Teller Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2008.


    Areas of expertise: Teller Transactions and Proof.


    How will you take care of your customers? I will greet them with a smile and do my best to help them with their needs in a prompt and pleasant manner. 

  • Mary Wolterman

    Mary Wolterman

    Executive Secretary

    Location: Main Office Division: Administrative Team Phone: (515) 386-7202 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1975.


    Areas of expertise: Assistant to the President and CEO, Sid Jones.


    How will you take care of your customers? They will be treated like a friend.

  • Heather Wuebker

    Heather Wuebker

    Receptionist & Teller

    Location: Main Office Division: Teller Team Phone: (515) 386-2131 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 2017.


    Areas of expertise: Receptionist, Accounts Payable, Teller Transactions.


    How will you take care of your customers? As receptionist, I am first point of contact, whether over the phone or in person. I listen to each customer and direct them in a timely manner to the person who can help them.

  • Benjamin Yoder

    Benjamin Yoder

    Executive Vice President, Senior Loan Officer, Business Banker

    Location: Main Office Division: Administrative Team Phone: (515) 386-7226 Get in touch with me

    Years in banking: Started in the banking industry in 1980.


    Areas of expertise: Commercial Lending, Tax Credit Financing, Development & Construction Lending, SBA Lending and Agricultural Lending.


    How will you take care of your customers? Through a detailed analysis of the customer's business operations, I'll analyze the benefits of the loan and how it impacts the cash flow of their business in a timely manner. This will ultimately bring value to their decision-making process.