Meet Our Staff

Meet Paola DeLage

Personal Banker

Paola DeLage believes the customer always comes first. She also takes pride in being able to answer any questions customers may have, so they leave the bank with all the information they came for. She loves that by working at a community bank she can detect fraud and help protect customers from it. To work with her fellow personal bankers and help each customer feel like individuals rather than a “number” is important to Paola. She also appreciates working at a bank that is so committed to giving back to the community.

In her spare time Paola loves to sightsee, paint and organize unorganized stuff in her home! A fun fact about her is she had never heard The Beatles until her fiancé made her listen to all of their albums. Now she LOVES The Beatles.

You can contact Paola regarding your banking needs at:

Meet Rubi Garcia Orozco


Rubi Garcia Orozco is new to the Minnesota National Bank team and we are excited to have her. Rubi grew up in the Long Prairie area and knows since starting how important team work is at the bank. She is working as a teller and a greeter in the newly remodeled Long Prairie office. Every day, she sees employees at the Long Prairie office pitching in to get the work done and believes together a lot can be accomplished. She also knows how important it is to listen to customer’s needs, and to develop a personal relationship with each customer. In her free time Rubi enjoys doing makeovers and also spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to many more years serving customers at Minnesota National Bank.

You can contact Rubi regarding your banking needs at:

Meet Trevor Zastrow

Vice President/Senior Business Lender

Trevor Zastrow is deeply rooted to Long Prairie. He grew up here, graduated from LPHS in 1985 and began his 29 year financial service career with Lake Country State Bank – which merged with Minnesota National Bank in 2007. Now he has joined our team as Vice President/ Senior Business Lender in our Long Prairie office. 

Trevor has lived and worked in the Long Praire area his entire career and is committed to the community and “hometown banking”. He served on Long Prairie Fire & Rescue and, along with his wife Patty of 23 years, raised his 4 children here. 

For fun, Trevor enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family that now includes 5 grandchildren. We are excited to have Trevor on our team serving the Long Prairie community.

You can contact Trevor regarding your business lending needs at:

Meet Audrey Roering

Vice-President Human Resources/Deposit Manager

Audrey Roering Minnesota National BankFor Deposit Manager and the Vice President of Human Resources Audrey Roering, the customer always comes first. Audrey has worked at Minnesota National Bank since 1981, and has held a variety of positions including: Customer Service Representative, Marketing Officer, Head Bookkeeper and Consumer Loan Officer, to name a few. Audrey loves working at a small town bank, because she feels she can get to know customers and this helps her to serve them better.

Audrey is involved in a variety of local organizations. She is the bank’s representative on the Chamber of Commerce board, serving as the secretary. She enjoys promoting Sauk Centre through this organization. Audrey also serves on her church’s parish council and is the chair of the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. Audrey Roering Minnesota National BankShe has served on the board since 1998. She enjoys this, especially, because she knows she is making a difference in the fight against cancer.

In her free time, Audrey loves winter and summer fishing. She also loves to play cards, travel to Branson, MO and spend time with her grandchildren. A fun fact about Audrey is Harmon Killebrew was her hero, as a child. She also was born on Christmas Day!  

You can contact Audrey at:

Meet Shelley Gummeringer

Market President/Senior Real Estate Lender

Shelley Gummeringer and Family Minnesota National Bank Pelican RapidsPelican Rapids Assistant Vice President Shelley Gummeringer enjoys the personal interaction with customers as she works with consumer and real estate lending. Her favorite part of this personal interaction is hearing customer’s stories and using those stories to find financial products that fit their needs. She believes in the importance of building long lasting relationships with customers through providing accurate and prompt service, no matter what the situation. She believes all of this is achievable by working at Minnesota National Bank, where she enjoys the opportunity to give back to Pelican Rapids and area communities.

Shelley is involved in the Otter Tail United Way Board of Directors and the Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She enjoys working with both of these organizations to better the lives of her neighbors and help strengthen the community.

In her free time, Shelley enjoys doing home and yard projects. She also keeps busy enjoying her daughter’s activities and spending time with family and friends. A little known fact about Shelley is she plays the drums and is currently teaching herself guitar. 

You can contact Shelley at:

Meet Linda John

Personal Banker

Minnesota National Bank Linda JohnAs a Minnesota National Bank employee for nearly 25 years, Sauk Centre Personal Banker Linda John believes it is important for customers to benefit from all bank services, and from her experience with these services.  She enjoys helping customers navigate often confusing financial products to find the product that best fits their needs. This is a personal touch that only a small town, community bank can offer. She always strives to provide the best value for Minnesota National Bank customers, in keeping with the core values of the bank.

Working at the bank since 1979 Linda has enjoyed the many relationships she has made with bank customers and her fellow coworkers.

In her free time, Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling. She also enjoys reading and listening to audio books. She listens to approximately 100 audio books a year.

A fun fact about Linda is this summer she beat her husband in a friendly golf match for the first time by parring two holes. 

You can contact Linda regarding your personal banking needs at:

Meet Jessica Repp

Personal Banker/Sr. Teller

Jessica Repp Minnesota National BankLong Prairie Personal Banker/Senior Teller Jessica Repp’s favorite part of her job is interacting with customers. She has worked at the bank for three years and believes in the value of working for a small town, community centered bank. This is also an important value of Minnesota National Bank. Jessica is known for providing quality service “with a smile” and helping each customer based on their individual needs. She says each customer at Minnesota National Bank is important, and no one is ever considered “just a number.” Prior to working at Minnesota National Bank, Jessica worked at the First State Bank of Swanville.

Jessica stays busy spending time with her children Gavin and Grace. She also loves spending time outside whether it’s camping, riding four-wheeler or just hanging out by a campfire.   

Jessica Repp visited Austria and Germany a few years ago and hopes to go back to visit sometime soon.

You can contact Jessica at:

Meet Rick Jennissen


Rick Jennissen family picSauk Centre Vice-President Rick Jennissen values his customers. He feels they are his number one priority and works to always be respectful and courteous in every interaction. Rick feels it is important to be empathetic in order to see questions and concerns from each customer’s point of view.

Rick grew up in Sauk Centre and graduated from Sauk Centre High School. He is a St. John’s University graduate and has worked for 25 years in the banking industry. Growing up and living in Sauk Centre, Rick is very active in the community and appreciates the opportunity to reflect important values of Minnesota National Bank: hard work and fairness. Rick works with the Sauk Centre Lions Club, Big Sauk Lake Association, Sauk Centre Combined Fund Drive and sings with the choir at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. 

Rick Jennissen family pic 2In the free time he has left, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, Laurie, and three daughters, Greta, Jamie and Maria. Both he and Laurie have parents nearby, and they also enjoy spending time with them. Rick also plays on a Sunday night Recreational Basketball League. 

In Rick’s college years he sang with a men’s a cappella group. His group won the homecoming talent show in his senior year and was also able to travel to Germany, Austria, Colorado and California through the college choir program.

You can contact Rick regarding your lending needs at:

Meet Matt Hoeschen

Assistant Vice President

Matt Hoeschen Loan Officer at Minnesota National Bank

Sauk Centre Consumer Lender Matt Hoeschen knows how important it is to be a “stand out” bank in regard to customer service. He believes the most important aspect of customer service is making every interaction enjoyable and informative. Every customer should leave with all the information they need. Matt started working at the bank in October of 2012. He majored in Business Administration at Moorhead State University and since graduation has taken numerous lending classes with experienced lenders at Minnesota National Bank.

Matt is a Sauk Centre native and since starting at the bank he has enjoyed the daily interaction with his fellow co-workers and customers. He enjoys working in a community where he knows so many people and has made life-long relationships. Matt also appreciates the teamwork his fellow employees demonstrate on a daily basis.

In his free time Matt loves to do anything competitive, especially golf and bowling. He is also an avid sports fan. His favorite teams are the “Minnesota teams”: Vikings, Wild, Twins, Gophers and Timberwolves.

You can contact Matt regarding your lending needs at:

Meet Connie Wifall

Senior Teller

Connie Wifall Family Pelican Rapids Minnesota National Bank Senior TellerPelican Rapids Senior Teller Connie Wifall believes in three important values of customer service: being helpful, informative and friendly. She wants every customer at Minnesota National Bank to know that she is always there to help from the minute they walk in the bank. She enjoys working in a small town bank, because she is able to get to know customers and their families by name.

Prior to starting at Minnesota National Bank in November of 2009 Connie worked at a hardware store and gas station, doing everything from payroll to ordering.

Connie recently became involved in a group at church titled “Awana.” This is a children’s group that she has been active in planning and getting started. She has enjoyed seeing the children’s excitement with the program.

When she’s away from the bank, Connie enjoys going for walks, camping, reading and working in her flower beds. 

You can contact Connie at:

Meet Kelly Samuelson


Kelly Peterson Minnesota National BankSauk Centre Lender Kelly Samuelson worked as a student teller in high school and college. She is glad to return to the community she grew up in to work as a lender.

Working in a small town community bank, Kelly enjoys the opportunity to get to know customers by name. She works to provide a comfortable environment for Minnesota National Bank customers. She says the biggest value of a community bank is the trust customers can put in the staff.

Kelly was very involved in Collegiate DECA when she attended Alexandria Community and Technical College. She enjoyed the leadership and business ethics skills she gained through the organization. In her free time she loves to shop, travel, ice skate, read and spend time with her nephew.

Kelly loves tomato juice! She even dips popcorn in it!

You can contact Kelly at:

Meet Jonie Sundermann

Administrative Assistant

Jonie Sundermann Minnesota National BankSauk Centre Administrative Assistant Jonie Sunderman says the best way to serve customers it to treat them like family. She strives to help customers feel welcome, at ease and comfortable with our expertise.

In her 41 years at Minnesota National Bank, Jonie has also worked in the teller line, customer service department, and loans. She places value on Minnesota National Bank’s employee’s knowledge of customers and their needs. She says the same faces you see at the bank are in local churches, community groups and schools blending with customers.

Jonie delivers Meals on Wheels once a month. She enjoys this opportunity to brighten someone’s day with a warm, nutritious meal. In her free time she enjoys farming with her dad, fishing, reading, and building birdhouses and benches. 

You can contact Jonie at:

Meet Joyce Brinkman

Personal Banker

Joyce Brinkman Personal Banker at Minnesota National BankSauk Centre Personal Banker Joyce Brinkman celebrated her 30th year at Minnesota National Bank in July and says there is nothing like getting to know customers while working for a small town community bank. Minnesota National Bank is the only place Joyce has ever worked. She started in high school as a student teller.

Working as a personal banker Joyce says her number one priority is the customer. From the simplest to the most complex tasks she strives to have the answers. She also enjoys being able to identify the products and services each customer needs to get the most out of banking with Minnesota National Bank.

Joyce is a member of the St. Joseph Church choir in Grey Eagle and helps out with other church activities. She also is on a bowling team and loves spending time with her friends and family. When it’s summer Joyce can be seen walking, biking, boating or camping!

You can contact Joyce regarding all your personal banking needs at:

Meet Lisa Kohout

Personal Banker

Lisa Kahout MN BankSauk Centre Personal Banker, Lisa Kohout, is that smiling face you see at the Sauk Centre Main Office or the Coborn’s office. Lisa does teller and personal banker work and enjoys that no two days are ever the same. She enjoys getting to know Minnesota National Bank customers personally and professionally. Lisa truly believes in treating people the way she wants to be treated and is quick to use humor and friendliness in all situations.

Lisa enjoys staying involved in activities that her four children are involved in. She volunteers with Sauk Centre Youth Hockey, Punkins & Monkey Preschool and the Parish Council. Her daughter is also a dancer which keeps her busy. In her free time Lisa loves spending time with family and friends, playing cards or games, gardening and traveling.

Lisa is truly a “kid at heart.” She has a daughter and a granddaughter 20 days apart! She feels like she is truly living the “Father of the Bride” movie!  

You can contact Lisa for all your personal banking needs at:

Meet Donald John

Chief Executive Officer

Donald John Minnesota National BankChief Operating Officer and Chief Lending Officer Donald John has a concise philosophy on customer service; do what is right, be fair to our customers and be fair to the company. Donald has worked at Minnesota National Bank for 33 years. In those years he has held a variety of positions including: lending, operations, information systems, insurance and investments. He feels fortunate that he has been able to work with many great teammates and customers.

His favorite part about working in a small town community bank is the impact he has seen in our customer’s success and financial peace. He really values Minnesota National Bank’s involvement in the community, and greatly appreciates the extra effort the team puts in to serve and position our customers to win with their money. Donald has enjoyed being involved in many local organizations throughout the years. He has made many great friendships and truly believes in the words of Winston Churchill, “you make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.”

In his free time, Donald enjoys going on walks with his wife, traveling and spending time with family and friends. A fun fact about Donald is he used to have a full head of hair!

You can contact Donald at:

Meet Sarah Nelson

Vice President/Compliance and Internal Audit Officer

Compliance and Audit Officer Sarah Nelson is new to the Sauk Centre area and Minnesota National Bank. Sarah previously worked at a community bank in Pequot Lakes and has been in the industry for 9 years. She loves the family feel of working in a community bank and values the ability to get to know her coworkers and customers.

Living, working and raising a family in a small community is very important to Sarah. Being new to the area she is eager to get involved in local organizations and communities. Her and her husband look forward to creating new relationships in Sauk Centre, as her husband is a local business owner.

In her free time Sarah enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three children. She loves the lake life, spending the summertime outdoors, camping, boating, reading and doing yoga.   

Sarah was quick to mention an important fact about her is “DON’T TOUCH HER CHOCOLATE!” 

You can contact Sarah at:

Meet Allan Ulbricht

Market President/Chief Lending Officer

Allan Ulbricht Minnesota National Bank and Long Prairie Lion's ClubSenior Vice President and Senior Business Lender Allan Ulbricht recently celebrated his 30th year as a lender in Central Minnesota, and he has worked at Minnesota National Bank for almost 15 of those years. Growing up on a family farm in Southwestern Minnesota, Allan is very knowledgeable in the agricultural field. He also works closely with Minnesota National Bank business clients.

Allan grew up and has always lived in a small town. He believes in working hard to build up local communities. When the community is strong, so is the bank. He believes in the importance of community banks supporting customers and addressing the needs of the communities they serve. To him, Minnesota National displays this quality well. Allan also works to give 110% to every person he works with.

Allan truly believes in paying it forward. For him, volunteering in the local community is the best way he can give back. He is actively involved in the Long Prairie Lions (see photo above where Allan assists in the donation of eyeglasses for the Long Prairie Lion’s Club), Long Prairie EDA, Sauk Centre and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle FFA Alumni and is a Sunday School Teacher at his church. He says the more he puts into each group, the more he feels he gets out of it. He learns the most when he is involved.

In what little free time he has, Allan enjoys watching sports and spending time with his family and friends. 

You can contact Allan regarding your loan and banking needs at:

Meet Mary Borgerding

Senior Teller

Mary Borgerding's children Brandon, Jarrett and TaylorSauk Centre Senior Teller Mary Borgerding believes the most important part of helping customers is to be friendly, efficient and caring. Working her whole career at Minnesota National Bank has allowed Mary the opportunity to really get to know customers. She is always quick to offer a smile to everyone, and loves hearing customer’s stories while assisting them. Mary also enjoys her co-workers at Minnesota National Bank, because they enjoy their jobs.

Mary BorgerdingMary is also the treasurer for the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. She enjoys serving this organization, which works to raise money for improvements to the local hospital and to keep costs low.

In her free time, Mary enjoys cheering on the Mainstreeters at local sporting events, playing volleyball, spending time at the lake, walking and spending time with family and friends (her children Brandon, Jarrett and Taylor shown above).

You can contact Mary regarding your personal banking needs at:

Meet Lynette Smischny

Loan Support and Teller

Lynette Smischny Pelican Rapids Minnesota National BankPelican Rapids Loan Support and Teller Lynette Smichny has been working in the banking industry for 38 years. She started in Denver and has been working in Pelican Rapids since she moved there in 1995.

Lynette values the relationships she has and continues to foster with customers in Pelican Rapids and surrounding towns. She believes the customer always comes first so she tries to do whatever she can to serve Minnesota National Bank customers. She appreciates the fact that Minnesota National Bank decisions are made locally by people that live in the community.

Lynette stays busy in her free time as the treasurer for her church. She also enjoys doing activities with her 15 year old daughter, reading and cross stitching. A fun fact about Lynette is she enjoys traveling to Fargo for the Force hockey games.

You can contact Lynette regarding your lending and checking needs at: