Meet Our Lenders

Farmers Trust & Savings Bank (NMLS #478145) is a community bank working for you, the consumer, the local business owner, or the farm operator.  We work individually with our customers, giving us insight and understanding of your borrowing needs, your cash flow needs, your operating requirements and business management.

Our loan officers have the experience, knowledge and professionalism to help you succeed.  They are experts in helping you use financial leverage for you benefit.  They can offer you the convenience of fast, efficient loan decisions on a local level and the flexibility to meet with you on your schedule.

Bart A. Schouweiler
Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer
NMLS #1143024

David J. Volkens
Vice President & Business Development Officer
NMLS #481101

Grayson J. Jones
Vice President - Sales & Marketing
NMLS #1546747

Corey D. Surom
Vice President & Compliance Officer
NMLS #554294

Michael L. Julius
Assistant Vice President
NMLS #1547069


Bart Schouweiler, Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, joined Farmers Trust in 2017 after having served six years as a commercial and agriculture lender with another Iowa bank.  Bart got his start in banking during his high school years by working at his family's bank in North Dakota.  Bart is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and the Colorado Graduate School of Banking.

Dave Volkens, Vice President and Business Development Officer, joined Farmers Trust in 1999 after serving as president of another Williamsburg bank for 14 years.  Dave also has several years of experience working with the agriculture industry as a loan officer at the Production Credit Association.  Dave is a graduate of Iowa State University and the Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking.

Grayson Jones, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, joined Farmers Trust in 2013 and has worked in all areas of the Bank with a focus now on lending.  Grayson is a lifelong Williamsburg resident.  Grayson received his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa, an Executive MBA degree from the University of Iowa and is a graduate of the Iowa School of Banking.

Corey Surom, Vice President and Compliance Officer, joined Farmers Trust in 2017.  Corey has 30 years of prior financial institution experience with other Iowa banks with a focus on operations, lending and lending compliance.  Corey is a graduate of Wartburg College and the Iowa School of Banking.

Mike Julius, Assistant Vice President and Retail Services Officer, joined Farmers Trust in 2011.  Mike has five years of commercial and consumer lending experience with another Iowa community bank prior to joining Farmers Trust.  Mike is a graduate of Iowa State University and has participated in various Iowa Bankers Association lending schools.