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Taking the hassle out of banking makes life easier for our customers and is what Freedom Security Bank employees do best.

We are an outwardly focused, results-oriented community bank emphasizing positive outcomes for our customers, shareholders, and employees.  We strive to provide a truly one-of-a-kind banking experience to our customers.

Are you interested in working with dedicated people in a professional, yet friendly atmosphere, and do you possess our minimum requirements? We welcome your application for employment. 

Central Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Freedom Security Bank, are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law.  This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, transfer and termination.




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Meet Our Officers

We’re proud of the knowledge, experience and dedication of our officers.  If you have any questions about the bank or the products or services we offer, please feel free to get in touch with the appropriate individuals from the list below. 

Gregory J. Kistler, Chairman of the Board and CEO
Robert J. Howard, President
Jeffrey C. Pattison, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Daniel F. Uphoff, Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Robert E. Bolton, Director, Information Technology and Facilities
Nancy J. Etnier, Human Resources Manager
Michael E. Johnson, Director - Internal Control
Susan M. Heitman, Compliance Officer
Sara E. TeBockhorst, Compliance Officer
Daniel P. Stein, Senior Vice President, Senior Loan Officer
Ryan C. Cox, Vice President, Agricultural Banking
Richard L. Gosney, Vice President, Commercial Banking
Jonathan D. Holthe, Vice President, Senior Trust Officer
Tracy J. McGinnis, Vice President, Retail Banking
Jon R. Moravec, Vice President, Marketing
Holly B. Oppelt, Vice President, Trust Officer
Michael P. Batenhorst, Assistant Vice President, Consumer/Mortgage Loan Underwriter
Scott D. Popkes, Assistant Vice President, Marketing - Manager, Coralville Banking Center
Trista S. Sotelo, Assistant Vice President, Manager, Main Bank and Grandview Avenue Banking Center
Lisa A. Kublik, Manager, Wilton Banking Center
Susan E. Niehaus, Credit Administration Officer
Cynthia N. Rusch, Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary
Matt A. Strajack, Investment Executive
Mary J. Tisinger, Cashier and Operations Manager 
Steven C. Olson, Market President
Douglas A. Yotty, Vice President, Commercial and Agricultural Banking
James W. Millward, Vice President, Commercial and Agricultural Banking
Melissa D. Myers, Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Originator
Virginia A. Jorgensen, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager 
Joan U. Axel
James J. Cuddeback
C.E. "Gene" Driscoll
Brenda S. Herington
Robert J. Howard
Gregory J. Kistler
Carlin C. Lawhead
William M. Parks
James P. Stein
Charles C. Swanson


Freedom Security Bank is a family-owned, locally committed community bank, combining the best of small town accessibility and friendliness with the same high quality products and services provided by the “big banks,” to truly provide a “One-Of-A-Kind” banking experience to our customers.

Freedom Security Bank was founded in 1899 as Farmers Savings Bank in Kalona, IA, which today is a town of over 2,500 people about 20 miles southwest of the Iowa City, IA area (Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa).  Farmers Savings Bank had a legacy of strong family leadership and commitment to the community through the Skola family, dating back to Fred Skola, Sr.’s employment with the bank in 1903.  The Skola family acquired ownership of the bank and had three generations that served as bank President prior to the family’s sale of the bank to Central Bancshares in 1994. Central Bancshares also owns Central State Bank in nearby Muscatine, Iowa.  Central State Bank has a similar legacy of local ownership and community commitment, with five generations of the same family being involved (and still actively involved) in the operation of the bank. In 2002 Farmers Savings Bank built a new branch in the Iowa City area, in the adjacent city of Coralville (on the 1st Ave. and Holiday Road “roundabout” near Brown Deer Golf Course).  To reflect its new, broader market, the bank changed its name to “Freedom Security Bank.” Today, Freedom Security Bank customers enjoy “One-Of-A-Kind” banking service at its Kalona and Coralville locations, and online at

President's Message

Dan Uphoff

Dear Friends and Customers:
Freedom Security Bank is a family-owned, locally committed community bank, combining the best of small town accessibility and friendliness with the same high quality products and services provided by the “big banks,” to truly provide a “One-of-a-kind banking” experience to our customers.
Throughout our 113-year history we have built trust and lasting relationships with generations of Freedom Security Bank customers. Our sensible, conservative standards provide a safe and secure place for your deposits, as evidenced by Bauer Financial’s “Excellent” rating of Freedom Security Bank.
Our goal is to make sure our customers are also successful. When you bank with Freedom Security, you will receive fast, local decision making, which allows us to be more flexible in structuring your financial services.
We’re proud of the role we play in making a positive impact in Iowa City, Coralville, Kalona and the surrounding counties. Our staff is involved in everything from schools and churches to service clubs and economic development.
If you are a customer, thank you for banking at Freedom Security Bank. We work hard to surpass customer expectations. If you’re not a customer, stop by and experience what makes Freedom Security different from other financial institutions.

Dan Uphoff, President

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Helping our customers succeed through “relationship banking”


To enhance and build long-term relationships that truly defines community banking at its best

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