Our Mission Statement:

Community Bank will continue to be a safe, sound and profitable retail and commercial banking center. We will deal fairly with our community, employees and stockholders, all of whom will benefit from the success and financial strength of the Community Bank.”

History of Bank:

In April of 1996 a group of local investors saw the need for a strong community bank in Nevada that could offer personalized service and a common sense approach to doing business. On September 3, 1996 Community Bank opened its doors for business and immediately set down strong roots by assisting consumers, farmers, and businesses succeed in reaching their financial goals. We expanded to serve the agricultural needs of Ida County with the opening of our Holstein office on February 25, 2010. Our Holstein staff looks forward the opportunity to meet the needs of the community.


We have an experienced team of officers and staff that are dedicated to helping you. If you have a question, need or just want a banker to listen to your idea, now is the time and Community Bank is the place. We are locally owned and locally operated with all decisions made right here. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.

Directors, Officers and Staff

Board of Directors

David Anderson
Thomas Todd
Harold Brinkman
F. Jeffrey Hauenstein
Dean Dueland
Thomas Cahill
Daniel B. Engler
Tom Gronstal
Robert Butcher

Officers and Staff

Daniel B. Engler, President:
Dan had the vision to establish Community Bank in 1996. Dan has over thirty years of banking experience. He is a graduate of South Dakota State University and brings a strong background in agriculture and economic development.

Robert Butcher, Executive Vice President:
Robert joined the Holstein Office of Community Bank in 2011. He is a lifelong resident of the Holstein area residing on a "Century Farm". He attained his Animal Science degree from Iowa State University and brings over 38 years of banking experience to our staff.

Jeff Hauenstein, Vice President:
Jeff has been with Community Bank since its inception in 1996. He brings experience with other banks prior to the start of Community Bank. He is our resident real estate lending expert and has a BS in Economics from Iowa State University. He brings you an Ag background being raised in South East Iowa. Stop in and Jeff will assist you with your real estate and consumer lending needs.

Brad Murty, Vice President:
Brad came to Community Bank in July 2010. He brings with him twelve years of banking experience. He earned his Ag Business degree from Iowa State University. Brad looks forward to assisting you with all of your agricultural lending needs.

Ron Kemmerer, Vice President:
Ron started with Community Bank in November 2010. He grew up on a farm in Boone County and is a graduate of Iowa State University with a BS in Animal Science. He has over thirty years of banking experience. Ron can help you with all types of Ag Loans.

Trey Else, Vice President:
Trey has been with Community Bank of Holstein since January 2010. He has sixteen years of previous banking experience. Trey is a graduate of Buena Vista University. He has an Ag background being raised on a crop and livestock farm in Holstein. Visit with Trey about all of our banking services.

Tom Todd, Vice President:
Tom has been with Community Bank of Holstein since June 2010. He has five years of previous banking experience. Tom has a BS degree in finance and accounting from Morningside College. He comes from a strong Ag background and continues to farm and raise livestock near Holstein. Tom can assist you with any of your agricultural or commercial lending needs.

Sharon Johnson, Cashier:
Sharon has been with Community Bank since 2007. She has more than thirty years of banking experience. She is a graduate of Buena Vista University with a BA in Banking and Finance. She has an Ag Background and can assist you with your IRA and deposit needs.

Jeana Todd, Assistant Cashier:
Jeana has been with community Bank since January 2010, when the Holstein office was taking form. She brought thirteen years of banking experience with her. Jeana has an Ag background and currently farms with her husband and son near Holstein. She can help you with your banking and lending needs.

Steve Edwards, Customer Service/Loan Clerk:
Steve joined Community Bank in May of 2012. He is an Iowa State University graduate and has over 15 years experience in commercial/consumer lending and finance. Steve provides loan and operations support for our Nevada location.

Carmi Olson, Customer Service Representative:
Carmi is our part time employee who previously worked full time for our bank. Carmi can help you with any of your deposit or new account questions.

Cathy Bubke, Customer Service Representative:
Cathy has been with Community Bank of Holstein since they opened the doors and has ten years of banking experience. Cathy and her husband farm and feed cattle near Holstein. Her varied background makes her uniquely qualified to assist you with your banking needs.

Cher McBride, Operations Assistant:
Cher brings many years of office and customer service experience. Ask her for assistance with your deposit, debitcard, or ACH needs.

Kari Ludvigson, Customer Service Representative:
Kari is a full time student and operates our drive up facility as her schedule allows.

Deb Jennings, Administrative Assistant:
Deb joined the staff of Community Bank and brings many years of banking experience. She is familiar with the residents of Nevada and can help you with your deposit needs or direct you to our other professionals.

Tammy Porter - Customer Service Representative:
Tammy brings over eight years of banking experience to our Holstein office. She will assist you with any of your deposit activities.

Becca Dunahoo - Customer Service Representative:
Becca is a full-time student who helps us as her schedule allows.