Meet the UBS Staff

People are what make the banking experience at Union State Bank the best possible. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff members, some who have worked here for 45 years, can assist you with your banking plans and questions.

You can get to know our bank tellers, loan officers, and other staff members here if you don’t know them already!

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Peg Scott - CEO/CFO

Peg - CEO/CFO

Phone: 641-343-7310

Having started as a teller at Union State Bank over 30 years ago, Peg has worked at every level in the bank. She and her husband formed an investment group in 2007 when the long time owners of the bank decided to sell it. Peg wanted to keep the bank locally owned in order to keep the money and focus of the bank on the community. She also is member of the Nodaway Valley Market board and Iowa Banking Council, and serves as the secretary for the Iowa Bankers Association Group 5. However, banking is not her whole life. Peg loves being with her two daughters and her grandchildren, whom she refers to as her "number one hobby."

Pam Long - Assistant Cashier, Loan Officer & Board Secretary

Pam - Loan Officer

Phone: 641-343-7310, Ext. 1005

Pam has her hand in a little bit of everything at Union State Bank. Having started part-time here in 2007 and moved to full-time in July 2008, she provides support to customers in a number of ways. From assisting with residential loans, opening accounts and internet banking maintenance to working as a teller and providing customer account support, she can do it all! When she’s not wearing one of her many hats at work, she’s spending time with her husband and two daughters or friends. Pam is also heavily involved in the community as a Greenfield Chamber/Main Street Board Member and part of the Greenfield Fourth of July Committee.

Paul Nelson - President & Senior Loan Officer

Paul - President & Senior Loan Officer

Phone: 641-343-7310, Ext. 1002

Paul has been an integral part of Union State Bank since January 1993, and currently serves as not only our senior loan officer, but as a great resource for both our staff and customers. He loves doing almost anything sports related, as well as volunteering for church work. Paul is also a big family man: he’s been married to his wife, Jina, for 30-plus years, has five children, three grandsons and three granddaughters, whom he enjoys getting to play with for hours on end. He also gives much of his free time to our community as a member of many boards and organizations: Adair County Memorial Hospital Board (Treasurer), Greenfield Development Corporation, Greenfield Lions Club, Greenfield Optimist Club, South Park Committee, Cornerstone Fellowship Leadership Team, Southern Iowa Rural Housing Board and Southwest Iowa Development Board. Whew!

Matt Mensing - Loan Officer

Matt - Vice President

Phone: 641-343-7310, Ext. 1004

Matt uses his Agricultural Business degree from Iowa State, as well as his experience as a farmer and cattleman, to assist our customers with agricultural loans and credit analysis. Having started at Union State Bank in May 2010, Matt’s own personal experience in the agricultural industry has allowed him to assist many of our customers with financial needs for their farming operations. Besides farming and raising Angus cattle with his father, Matt and his wife enjoy their time with their son. Matt also spends time working with the Adair County Extension Council, Adair County Farm Bureau Board and various activities at the county fair.

Jessi Christensen - Teller

Jessi - Assistant CFO

Jessi joined us in April of 2011 and has provided valuable insight and quality work in her computer operations, advertising and teller roles ever since. A member of the Adair County Extension Council, Jessi stays busy both with her bank responsibilities and at home with her family. Married with four children, Jessi’s kids are involved in all sorts of activities. When she’s not at the bank, it’s a good bet that you’ll find Jessi spending time with her family in some sort of outdoor activity, whether it’s fishing, swimming or going camping.

Patricia Knauer - Assistant Cashier

Patricia - Receptionist

A flower gardening enthusiast, Patricia brings great attention to detail and 20-plus years of banking experience to her job every day. She gladly assists customers in her role as a teller, and is also a bookkeeper for the bank. Outside of the bank and her flower gardening, Patricia also enjoys finding antiques, traveling and going to auctions, as well as spending quality time with her husband, daughter and grandchildren. She has served the community for six years on the Greenfield School Board, five years with the Adair County Health Foundation and is a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Beverly E. Marnin - Cashier & Operations Officer

Beverly - Cashier & Operations Officer

Bev has been with Union State Bank for over 35 years and helps provide great help and direction to customers and internally at the bank. Our ACH coordinator, Bev also works as a teller and computer operator to help our customers with their accounts. Bev loves staying involved in the community; you’ll find her at a variety of activities in Bridgewater and at Nodaway Valley School events. She also likes spending time gardening, sewing and quilting, as well as with her husband, Leo, three children and six grandchildren.

Margie Main - Assistant Cashier

Margie - Assistant Cashier

Another one of our bookkeepers, Margie has been with us for over 15 years helping customers in a variety of positions. She provides customers with assistance as an assistant cashier and teller, so you’ve more than likely been helped by Margie at some point. In her free time, Margie is an avid reader and likes to spend time gardening, crocheting and spoiling her grandchildren. She is also very active at Bridgewater Methodist Church where she is a member, has been the financial secretary for 16 years and the ABM Parish treasurer for eight years.

April Carns - Teller

April - Lending Clerk/Teller

April began her work at Union State Bank in January 2013. She is always eager to help our customers with their accounts, whether it’s making deposits or answering specific questions. April has a busy home life, as she is happily married and has a young daughter that keeps her and her husband busy. She also has an artistic eye as she loves snapping photos and completing home renovation projects.

Lynn Christensen  - Teller

Lynn - Teller

Lynn is originally from Mapleton, Iowa. She came to Union State Bank in February 2015 after working at the Nodaway Valley school in Fontanelle for many years. Lynn comes to us with great customer service skills and previous bank experience. Lynn has three daughters and three grandchildren. She loves country living, riding horses, and spending time with her husband and family. She spends time volunteering at school and church events.

Megan Edwards   - Teller and Union Insurance Representative

Megan - Teller and Union Insurance Agency Representative

Megan came to the bank in January of 2015. She brings plenty of knowledge and experience in the insurance business. Megan and her husband, Tyson, live south of Fontanelle and have two children. When she isn't shuffling her kids around to their various activities, she enjoys helping her husband around the farm and working in her flower beds.


Stephanie Griemet - Assistant Compliance Officer

Stephanie - Compliance Officer

Stephanie joined the bank in December of 2015. Originally from Northwest Iowa, she brings eight years of banking experience and holds the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation. Stephanie speaks fluent Spanish, as that was her major at Northwestern College. She enjoys traveling and has already stepped foot in nine different countries. Besides her outdoors hobbies of hiking and biking, she will also be found participating in community activities as a board member with the Chamber/Main Street in Greenfield.