Meet The Experts
BankVista's three local mortgage experts are right here in our Sartell office providing one on one personal guidance and communication throughout the entire mortgage process. Their commitment to providing quality service means they'll work closely with you to make sure you understand the process, products and status of your loan throughout all stages of the buying process. Our experienced lenders know Central Minnesota well, making sure you have the loan that fits your needs. Loan products include: fixed rate, conventional, FHA, VA, new construction loans, ARM, Rural Development and first time home buyer programs.
LouAnn Peterson, Vice President Residential Real Estate
NMLS # 662815
LouAnn M. Peterson grew up in Hutchinson, MN and attended Mankato State University, graduating in 1984. She moved to St Cloud to being her career at Citizens Savings Bank, now known as ING. LouAnn started with BankVista when the bank opened in 2000. In the thirty years LouAnn has worked in the mortgage industry, she has become and FHE DE underwriter and conventional/VA underwriter. LouAnn manages the mortgage department at BankVista. She believes in practicing good customer service and understands your mortgage matters! In LouAnn's spare time she enjoy's fishing, boating and antiquing. You can also keep an eye out for LouAnn at a Twins game!
Tom Templin, Vice President Mortgage Lending
NMLS # 662814
Tom Templin has enjoyed 24 years in the banking industry following his graduation from St Cloud State University with a degree in finance. For the last 14 years, Tom has helped clients at BankVista with new construction, purchases and refinance loan options. Minnesota Housing recognized Tom as a leader in First Time Homebuyer Lending. Tom is actively involved in the community, serving as past Sartell Chamber President as well as chairing various community events. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, reading and coaching. Tom, his wife Jacki and their 4 children reside in Sartell.
Bill Pennings, Residential Mortgage Consultant
NMLS # 401967
Bill Pennings graduated with a degree in Business Administration & Management from Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. For over 40 years he has been in the banking business with the last 20 spent in Mortgage Banking. Besides work, Bill's hobbies include singing Baritone with the St Cloud Singing Saints Barbershop Chorus, golfing, pickle ball, hunting and camping. Bill has enjoyed 40 years of marriage with two children & 4 grandchildren. Bill has helped many families over the years, now working with the third generation in many cases!