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Looking to buy or remodel a home? Our Mortgage Team is here to help!

Whether you know what type of loan you’re looking for or you just want to talk to an expert to hear your options, a Mortgage Loan Officer from FCCU can help you turn your home ownership dreams into a reality. Get to know the Mortgage Loan Officers you’ll work with below.

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Kevin Paynter

Kevin Paynter, Chief Mortgage Officer

Kevin Paynter

Chief Lending Officer
Fort Atkinson
Team Member since 1989

920-563-7305 ext 404

NMLS# 410475

Hi, I’m Kevin! I can help members with consumer loans, business loans, and mortgage loans. I’ve been with FCCU for over 30 years, and my favorite part about working here is when somebody recommends me to their children or relatives. It makes me feel really good that over the years, I’ve had people say “Go see Kevin, he’ll help you.”

Even though we have offered mortgage loans for over 25 years, many people still don’t realize we do financing for home purchases. Whether you’re thinking about purchasing, building, or upgrading a home or vacation home, the FCCU Home Mortgage Team is here to help, even if you want to talk about a home ownership goal years down the line.

Mike Gorman

Mike Gorman, Director of Mortgage Lending

Mike Gorman

Director of Mortgage Lending
Fort Atkinson
Team Member since 1986

920-563-7305 ext 122

NMLS# 410740

Hi, I’m Mike! I’ve been with FCCU for over 35 years, and I can help members understand the basics of home loans, refinancing, home improvement loans, home equity lines of credit, and grants for first time home buyers. My favorite part about working with FCCU is when a member leaves my office feeling good knowing they can purchase the home of their dreams or save additional money by refinancing.

Surprisingly, some people do not know we offer mortgage loans. As a credit union, we are able to offer our members access to lower loan rates, higher deposit rates, reduced fees, and lower closing costs!

Maria Forrest

Maria Forrest, Mortgage & Consumer Loan Officer

Maria Forrest

Mortgage & Consumer Loan Officer
Jefferson
Team Member since 2001

920-563-7305 ext 104

NMLS# 901751

Hi, I’m Maria! My primary role here at FCCU is as a Mortgage Lending Officer, but I’m also able to assist members with a variety of other financing solutions. One of my favorite parts of what I do at FCCU is establishing a long-term relationship with our members by engaging in conversations and getting to know them personally with the objective of finding ways to really put them in a better financial position.

I wish more members knew about our Financial Coaching services because there are many people in our community who would benefit from it. Our Financial Coaches can offer guidance on financial crises, improving credit scores, and budgeting strategies to help every member be in a better financial position than when we met them.

Yolanda Ramirez

Yolanda Ramirez, Mortgage & Consumer Loan Officer

Yolanda Ramirez

Mortgage & Consumer Loan Officer
Whitewater
Team Member since 2011

920-563-7305 ext 406

NMLS# 2317924

Hi, I’m Yolanda! I can assist members with mortgage and consumer loans and provide guidance to put them in a better financial position. My favorite part about working at FCCU is that our whole team comes together by volunteering for our communities. “Concern for community” is one of the 7 Cooperative Principles for Credit Unions, and is something that our team takes to heart!

Along with being a Loan Officer, I am also one of our Financial Coaches, so I can provide guidance on improving credit scores, budgeting, reducing loan delinquencies, and financial crises. I wish more people knew how important it is to start building credit sooner rather than later. Building credit takes time, so the sooner your start, the sooner you will qualify for better loan rates when you need them!

Whitney Townsend

Whitney Townsend, Mortgage & Consumer Loan Officer

Whitney Townsend

Mortgage & Consumer Loan Officer
Fort Atkinson
Team Member since 2018

920-563-7305 ext 205

NMLS# 1708695

Hi, I’m Whitney! I can assist members with consumer loans, mortgage loans, or financial coaching. I love helping members put together a plan to make their financial dreams come true. My favorite experience is seeing someone purchase their first home. It’s an honor to be part of that life-changing moment!

I can help members who are in the early stages of planning for a goal. We can co-create a plan to get them where they want to be. Whether their goal is a new vehicle, a new home, or a dream vacation. Even if they feel home ownership is years away, we can assist in making sure they’re on track to make it a reality!

Brian Schleicher

Brian Schleicher, Mortgage & Consumer Loan Officer

Brian Schleicher

Mortgage & Consumer Loan Officer
Watertown
Team Member since 2021

920-563-7305 ext 205

NMLS# 1874334

Hi, I’m Brian! I love building personal connections with our members and matching their needs with the right lending solution. I can help with mortgages, lot loans, vacation homes, and more!

I wish more members knew about the amazing home buyer grants that we offer. FCCU participates in the Down Payment Assistance Plus Program with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and the Down Payment Assistance Loan with the Home Consortium. Homebuyers could be eligible for up to $11,000 toward the purchase of their first home.

Nancy Zarach

Nancy Zarach, Mortgage Loan Officer

Nancy Zarach

Mortgage Loan Officer
Jefferson
Team Member since 2022

920-563-7305 ext 131

NMLS# 2383170

Hi, I’m Nancy! My years of experience in the title insurance industry as well as mortgage loan processing, has prepared me to originate loans at FCCU. I can assist members with consumer loans as well as mortgage loans.

I enjoy assisting first time home buyers and current homeowners with their home financing needs. I love assisting members reach their long- or short-term financial goals. With the information and education that I provide, I can help our member make an informed financial decision. The favorite part of the process is doing the closing for the first-time homebuyer who has fulfilled their dream of owning their home. I cannot express the utmost excitement of being a part of our members home buying experience.

Every day at FCCU, it’s my sincere hope to build a professional and friendly relationships with our members. It’s important that I play a meaningful role in supporting our community and economy, not to mention making a difference in our members lives.

We participate in down payment assistance grants for first time homebuyers. Ask us about the Home Consortium and FHLB Grants today! Let’s see if you qualify!

I love what I do! I get to work daily with an amazing team!

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