A message from our CEO

“I would like to personally welcome you to Leighton State Bank, your hometown bank. Since our humble beginnings in 1911, our continuous focus has been to be a true community bank with the goal of helping our customers grow financially strong. We are driven to do what is in the best interest of our customers through flexibility and tailored products. Our dedicated staff would welcome the opportunity to get to know you and begin the process today of helping you grow financially strong with LSB.”

Steve Fopma, President/CEO

Our Team

Retail Banking

Denise Becker

Relationship Bank Manager- Monroe Contact Denise

Chase Bellon

Relationship Banker Contact Chase

Rosie De Bruin

Relationship Banker Contact Rosie

Megan Dirks

Retail/Credit Relationship Specialist Contact Megan

Kristina Jones

Relationship Specialist Contact Kristina

Debbie Kooker

Retail/Credit Relationship Specialist Contact Debbie

Linda Kruseman

Relationship Banker Contact Linda

Emily Lanphier

Relationship Specialist Contact Emily

Alan McCleeary

Business Relationship Specialist Contact Alan

Christine Osborn

Relationship Banker Contact Christine

Alicia Roozeboom

Relationship Specialist Contact Alicia

Madi Van Gilst

Relationship Banker Contact Madi

Ruth Veenstra

Retail/Credit Relationship Specialist Contact Ruth

Taryn Wittenburg

Relationship Specialist Contact Taryn

Ag/Commercial Lending

Jeff Akers

Relationship Management Officer Contact Jeff

Jim Baker

Relationship Development Officer Contact Jim

Howard Clancy

Relationship Development Officer Contact Howard

John De Berg

Relationship Management Officer Contact John

Shannon De Bruin

Credit Relationship Support Specialist Contact Shannon

Dwaine Knouse

Relationship Development Officer Contact Dwaine

Val Stewart

Credit Support Specialist Contact Val

Ben Thomas

Credit Relationship Manager Contact Ben

Aurora Wanninger

Credit Relationship Support Specialist Contact Aurora

Residential Lending

Melissa VanDerHart

Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS ID: 526335 Contact Melissa

Nicole Dingeman

Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS ID: 1405820 Contact Nicole

Judy Jenison

Loan Assistant NMLS ID: 819095 Contact Judy

Jessica Mollema

Loan Assistant Contact Jessica

Erica Schulte

Residential Mortgage Lender NMLS ID: 2514926 Contact Erica

Investment Services

Tyler Klyn

Registered Representative Contact Tyler

Carla Lockridge

Administrative Assistant Contact Carla

Ashley Recker

Administrative Assistant Contact Ashley

Kaylee Ryan

Administrative Assistant Contact Kaylee

Mick Snieder

Registered Representative Contact Mick


Stacey Bone

Chief People Officer Contact Stacey

Bob Claypool

Chief Lending Officer Contact Bob

Joel Cornilsen

Chief Operating Officer Contact Joel

Steve Fopma

President/CEO Contact Steve

Mick Snieder

Registered Representative Contact Mick


Darci Bogaard

Operations Support Specialist Contact Darci

Nicole Goodenow

Marketing Manager Contact Nicole

Chace Palm

Risk Specialist Contact Chace

Kimberly Tuttle

Operations Manager Contact Kimberly

Angie Van Gorp

Risk Officer Contact Angie

Board of Directors

Cyndi Atkins

Board Member Contact Cyndi

Jim Brandl

Board Member Contact Jim

Joel Cornilsen

Chief Operating Officer Contact Joel

Lynn Donahue

Board Member Contact Lynn

Mark Ellingson

Board Member Contact Mark

Steve Fopma

President/CEO Contact Steve

Dan Gleason

Board Member Contact Dan

Wendy Sims

Board Member Contact Wendy


Leighton State Bank is a growing community bank and we are often looking for people who will build relationships with our customers to help them grow financially strong. If you are inspired by working for a locally-owned and managed community bank, reach out to us today!

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Reasons to work at Leighton State Bank

  • The opportunity to work with great people in an engaging environment
  • Professional challenges and opportunities for growth
  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits
  • PTO (paid time off) – available upon start date
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Flex spending plan
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid holidays

Available Positions

Relationship Portfolio Associate

Position Purpose

Do you enjoy working as a team in a collaborative and challenging work environment? Would you enjoy being part of a team that supports our Branch and Lending Department in building relationships and providing outstanding customer service? If so, then Leighton State Bank has a great opportunity for you in our Commercial and Ag Lending department. We have a position open for a full-time Relationship Portfolio Associate that will collaborate with and provide support to our Commercial and Ag Lending department primarily from our Leighton, Iowa branch location. This position will have opportunity for growth as well as developing more of the bank’s “East” market. Since this position plays an integral part in the success of the bank, we are seeking motivated team members who can be versatile, are detail oriented, highly organized, emphasize accuracy and have strong skills in developing solutions to meet customer needs.

For more details, or to apply,  CLICK HERE.

Communication & Events Coordinator– Leighton Investment Services

Position Purpose

The Communication & Event Coordinator position is a key role in communicating with clients and coordinating events for Leighton Investment Services.  Leighton Investment Services (LIS) is dedicated to educating and assisting our communities to seek and achieve their financial goals from beginning investment plans to retirement.  This role will be preparing communications for clients/potential clients, event planning, scheduling, and facilitating communications with the customer experience at the helm of all their work. Since this position plays an integral part in the LIS team, we are seeking a motivated team member who can be versatile, creative, detail oriented, highly organized, and have strong skills in communication to actively contribute to our team.

For more details, or to apply,  CLICK HERE.

Leighton State Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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In 1911 we opened our doors as Farmers Savings Bank in Leighton. As a true community bank, we started with a goal to represent the interest of our local customers and shareholders.
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In 1997, LSB established a location in the Dutch community of Pella. As our outreach to customers grew, so did our footprint as we expanded to our current home on Washington Street.
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LSB acquired Monroe State Bank in 2014, expanding our services to the Monroe community.
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In more than 100 years, we’ve expanded our locations and our services but our commitment to our customers has remained the same. Our mission is to equip you to grow financially strong.