Jon is a native of Forest City, IA and is an Animal Science/Farm Operations graduate of Iowa State University in Ames. He has been involved in various areas of banking for over 25 years. He and his wife Laura live in Callender where Jon is the full time pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, and has done some post-graduate work at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He enjoys banking so much, however, that he works at Security Savings Bank on a part time basis as a loan officer. Laura is formerly from rural Paton and is trained as an art teacher. She received her bachelor degree from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, IA. They have three grown children: Lorissa, a Kindergarten teacher in the CAM School District in Anita, IA, and twin sons Jeremy, who has his own audio consulting business in Rockford, IL and Justin, who will be obtaining his master’s degree in classical saxophone performance at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ this spring with hopes of gaining a doctoral degree in the future. Jon invites you to stop by the Gowrie office and say “hi” to him.