Monarch Community Bank is excited to announce some staffing changes and promotions at the headquarters in Coldwater. Kirk Bell, has been promoted as mortgage loan officer; Jill Parsons, has been named branch manager; and Bruce Perkins is being welcomed as vice president and mortgage originations manager.
Bell has worked for the bank for three years, in a variety of positions including teller, new accounts, and commercial processing. He is a graduate of Swanton High School, in Swanton Ohio and lives in Coldwater with his wife, Kate and three children. Bell provides residential and consumer loans for Branch County and surrounding areas.
Jill Parsons, former branch manager for the Hillsdale Branch, has recently accepted the branch manager position at Monarch’s headquarters in Coldwater. She is a graduate of Hillsdale High School and lives in Jonesville with her fiancé, Mike. A reception to welcome Parsons will be held on Thursday, March 17th at the bank’s headquarters at 375 N. Willowbrook Rd.
As a mortgage originations manager, Perkins will procure new business and promote good will, as well as maintaining a mortgage loan portfolio. He is a graduate of Mason High School and of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He has worked in banking for 15 years, coming to the bank from Lake Trust Credit Union in Lansing. Perkins is married to his wife, Krista and has two daughters. When asked what he is looking forward to in his new position he said, “Growing the department and the current loan volume while helping to increase the bottom line.”