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Mortgage Loan Officers

Byron Bank has specialized in mortgage loans for 33 years. Because we are a locally owned bank, we can look at each loan request individually and help home-buyers make the best loan choice for their needs. Our loan officers can help you pre-qualify so you can shop for your home in the price range that fits your budget. Call one of our experienced loan officers today.


Cathy Crain

Vice President - Mortgage Loans

Cathy has been in banking since 1978, working in the mortgage area since 1988. These years of experience make her very qualified to help you with the many choices of mortgage loans available at Byron Bank. Everyone has unique financial needs and Cathy is just the right person to lead you through the process of obtaining your dream home. Call Cathy today to get started!

NMLS# 509210

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Leah Kays

Vice President - Mortgage Loans

Leah Kays is a lifelong resident of Boone County where she resides with her husband, Rich, and son Wade. She has been in banking for 25 years, working in several areas of the bank. Whatever the life event, her goal is to find the mortgage that best fits your needs and circumstances. One loan does not fit everyone, so let Leah find the one that will work for you. When you need a mortgage and not a runaround, call Leah and get the service and experience you deserve

NMLS# 482532

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Brent Baker

Executive Vice President

Brent Baker has been a Byron resident and bank employee for 13 years. As a former branch manager at our Poplar Grove location, Brent is familiar with all aspects of banking relationships. He is currently in charge of our Business Development and referral program, and focuses primarily on commercial and mortgage lending. He enjoys meeting with new and long-term customers ready to purchase a home or refinance their existing mortgage. Brent will comfortably guide you through the loan process and make home buying a breeze. Please feel free to stop in or give Brent a call.

NMLS# 482530

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Brian Stukenberg

Vice President - Consumer Loans

Brian Stukenberg has 30 years of banking experience. He, his wife Kathy and two daughters have lived in Byron since 1994. Brian’s experience with mortgage and consumer loans, makes him excellent at assisting customers in finding the best mortgage to fit their needs.  He will do whatever it takes to help you feel comfortable and understand all aspects of your loan.  

NMLS# 482523

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