Introducing Our Monroe Employees

We are excited to introduce the staff at the Monroe office of Leighton State Bank. Troy, Kathy, Donna, Brenda, and Cindy are experienced and dedicated employees (pictured on right).  Going forward, Troy and Kathy will serve as co-branch managers for the Monroe location. Don’t hesitate to stop by and say hello to these friendly employees!

BRENDA VAN WYK
Brenda has worked at Monroe State Bank since 2001. She provides customer service as a teller and completes bookkeeping tasks. Brenda and her husband, Jerry, live on a farm outside of Monroe. They have three boys, one daughter-in-law, and will soon add another daughter-in-law to their family. They also have one granddaughter. Brenda and Jerry enjoy spending time with family, especially camping when the weather is nice.

KATHY VANDER PLOEG
Kathy has spent 40 years working at Monroe State Bank. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping, processing, being a teller, and anything else related to providing customer service. Kathy is married to Kit, and they have two children who are both married. Kathy’s hobbies include spoiling her six grandchildren, traveling, tending to her flower garden, and other yard work.

DONNA PHIPPS
Donna resides in Monroe and has been employed at Monroe State Bank for 21 years. Along with helping customers, Donna also serves as a bookkeeper.  She has three daughters and enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren.

TROY GARTON
Troy has worked at Monroe State Bank since 2005. His responsibilities include a little bit of everything, but his focus is on lending. He is available to help customers with any type of lending need. Troy and his wife, Lynne, have three young boys. Troy enjoys reading, spending time with family at Lake Ponderosa, and coaching athletics.

CINDY WILSON
Cindy has worked at Monroe State Bank for 14 years. She is a part-time employee and provides customer service as a teller. Cindy is married to Robby, and they have three grown children and two grandchildren. Cindy enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.