Ruth Veenstra


Retail/Credit Relationship Specialist


I help customers with day-to-day transactions at the Pella main bank, Pella drive-up, and at the Leighton location. I am also taking on the additional role of Customer Service Representative to help assist customers with their accounts.


I graduated from North Mahaska High School in New Sharon. I also studied accounting at the University of Northern Iowa.

Why I love working at Leighton State Bank

I enjoy helping and getting to know our customers. I love the family atmosphere that shows LSB is a hometown bank that cares about its customers and employees.

Favorite way LSB gives back

I am thankful that LSB works with me so I can be on different committees at the school my children attend and at my church. I have recently had the opportunity to be on the School Board, Finance Committee and TRIP Program Coordinator at the Oskaloosa Christian School.


I have lived in the Pella/New Sharon area my whole life. My husband and I reside on a farm near Leighton. We have five children that currently range in age from 15 to 23 years old, and their activities take up most of our time. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing the piano and organ, listening to music, fishing, and camping.