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SSB Staff




Mickey C Schwarzbek

President & CEO
Main Office
MLO #458177

Mickey has been in the financial service industry since 1991, and President/CEO of The Sherwood State Bank since 1998.  Mickey is currently serving on the Community Banking Association of Ohio Board and Independent Community Bankers Association of America Committee.  Mickey specializes in Real Estate and Commercial Lending.  He  has had the joy of serving the following organizations: Defiance County Community Improvement Corporation Board, Sherwood Area Economic Development Corporation, Fairview Athletic Boosters Association, Defiance Area Foundation, Defiance County Board of MRDD (Good Samaritan School), Defiance Rotary, and various other organizations.  Mickey’s greatest joy comes from seeing his children accomplish milestones in their lives (academic, athletic, and personal achievements.)  Mickey enjoys serving his community and helping others.


Brian G Miller

Vice President/CRA Officer
Main Office
MLO #458175

Brian has enjoyed working for The Sherwood State Bank since 2003 and has a total of 35 years banking experience.  His training includes, but not limited to, being a graduate of The Ohio School of Banking at The Ohio University and The Ohio Agricultural Lenders School held at The Ohio State University. Brian has enjoyed hometown community banking his entire career and has an extensive background in Agricultural, Commercial, Real Estate, and Consumer Lending.  Brian resides in Sherwood and has two children and four grandchildren. His hobbies include anything outdoors, fishing, canoeing, camping, wildlife, hunting, outdoor grilling, cooking, gardening, flea markets, and recycling.  Brian’s past hobbies include raising livestock and antique tractor pulling.


Wanda J Edwards

Assistant Vice President/BSA Officer
Main Office
MLO #458176

Wanda has been in banking since 1981 and with The Sherwood State Bank since 2000.  Wanda’s past community involvements are Sherwood Area Economic Development Treasurer and volunteer for Relay for Life.  Her past community involvement includes Hicksville Republican Women treasurer, First Church of Christ treasurer, president of the Hicksville Chamber, board member of United Way, Hicksville Community Service Center, and Sherwood Area Lions treasurer.


Sharon Colley

Controller/IT Administrator/Security Officer
Operations Center

Sharon has been in the banking industry since 1983.  She began with The Sherwood State Bank in 1991.  She is a graduate of Antwerp High School and International Business College.  Sharon's community involvement, past and present, includes The Antwerp Community Band, Antwerp Music Boosters, 4-H Club Advisor, treasurer of St John Lutheran Church, Hicksville, St John Preschool board member, church pianist, youth event leader, committee member of Endowment, Finance, Worship and Music, Alter Guild and Christian Education.  She participates in the MS Walk, Relay for Life, and March of Dimes activities.  Sharon enjoys camping, music, scrapbooking and just spending time with her family.


Amber Evans

Branch Manager
Ridgeville Corners

Amber has been in the banking industry since 2007 and has worked extensively with IRAs.  She is a graduate of Van Wert High School and currently resides in Van Wert.  Amber loves spending time with her family and is active in community theater. 


Lesley Wagner

Relationship Specialist
Main Office

Lesley is a Relationship Specialist at The Sherwood State Bank. She is a graduate of Fairview High School and Northwest State Community College. She is married and has 2 daughters. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, baking and crafting.


Lucas Parsell

Collections Manager/Loan Processor
Main Office

Lucas Parsell is a Collections Manager/Loan Processor at our Sherwood Branch location.  In 2016 he graduated from Defiance College with a Bachelor's in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting track.  He is currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at Defiance College.  In his spare time Lucas enjoys strategy games and following current events.




Michelle Elwer

Accounting Assistant                                                                                   

Main Office




Mary Atkins

Loan Processor
Main Office

Mary joined The Sherwood State Bank in September 2011. She is currently working as a loan processor at the Sherwood Office. Mary has 30 years of banking experience working on the deposit side. She is married and has two adult children and also became a grandma for the first time in December. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Hobbies are spending time on the pontoon boat & cruising around in the little orange midget. Mary and her husband attend The Defiance Christian Church in Defiance.




Ryan Frederick

Assistant Vice President/Business Development Officer
Defiance Branch
MLO #458178

Ryan has had the privilege of working for The Sherwood State Bank since 2003 and has been in the banking service since 1994.  He is a 1993 graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene College, which is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio….”Go Cougars”.  Ryan’s community involvement includes, but is not limited to, Defiance County Residential Board Member, Junior Achievement Board Member, Member of Defiance Rotary, and Member of the Nazarene Church.  Ryan is married and has three awesome children.  His interests include spending time with family, the Ohio State Buckeyes and North Carolina Tarheels, watching sports, and coaching his kids in their sporting activities.

    Lynette Beardsley

Retail Banking Officer
Defiance Branch

Lynette began in banking in 1976 and has worked for The Sherwood State Bank since 2004.  She is a graduate of Paulding High School and has attended numerous banking classes including the Ohio School of Banking.  She is very experienced in our new accounts area, including Checking, Savings, Certificates of Deposit, and IRAs.  Lynette has two sons, Shane and Derek along with twin granddaughters, Addalyn and Allison.
  Connie Demland

Senior Relationship Specialist
Defiance Branch

Connie joined The Sherwood State Bank in May of 2007.  She is a Senior Relationship Specialist at our Defiance branch. She enjoys working with the public and helping raise money for Relay for Life and Christmas for Kids.  Connie graduated from Tinora High School and  is married to Todd.  They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, taking pictures, and camping. 





Julie Sanchez

Relationship Specialist
Defiance Branch

Julie is a Relationship Specialist at our Defiance Branch.  She graduated from Defiance High School and Northwest State Community College.  She is married to Raul and they have 6 children and 5 grandchildren together.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.





 Kirk Keiser

Business Development Officer
Fayette Branch
MLO #1452725           

Kirk has been employed with The Sherwood State Bank since January of 2016.  He and his wife have 2 daughters, Emilie and Zoee.  He is a 1987 graduate of Gorham Fayette and a 1992 graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics.  Work Experience includes Farm Credit Mid America, Alex Products and Crop Production Services.  He currently serves on the Fayette Board of Education and attends Fayette United Methodist Church.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel, golf, home improvement projects, community activities and The Ohio State Buckeyes.



  Jennifer Wagner

Senior Relationship Specialist
Fayette Branch

Jennifer has been employed with the Sherwood State Bank since February of 2016.  She joins the Sherwood State Bank team with 10 plus years of banking experience.  She is a 1998 Morenci High School graduate.  She and her husband Chad reside in Fayette with their two boys Tanner and Hayden.  Jennifer and her family really enjoy playing and watching sports, specifically the Michigan Wolverines.  GO BLUE!!  She is active in her community with the Fayette Park and Rec program as a t-ball and Little League baseball coach, and is currently the Assistant Varsity Softball Coach for The Fayette Eagles.  In her spare time Jennifer enjoys time with her family and friends, coaching and cheering for her boys on their athletic teams.


Vickie Cox

Relationship Specialist
Fayette Branch

Vickie is excited in being a Relationship Specialist for The Sherwood State Bank in Fayette. She has been in banking customer service for 14 years. She has been married for 36 years to her husband Ed. They have three adult children Sarin, Trevor, Tyler and two grand-children Bill & Evie. Vickie is a member of Fayette Church of the Nazarene and is on the Church Board, Sunday School Board and is NYI Youth President. She enjoys spending time with family and is most involved with IGNITE youth group.



Cindy Funk

Relationship Specialist
Fayette Branch                   

Cindy joined The Sherwood State Bank in January 2016 as a Relationship Specialist. She is looking forward to working in the Fayette office when it opens. She has been in the banking business since 2005. Prior to that, she worked at Chief Supermarket for 17 years. Cindy and her husband, Mike, have been married for 37 years and reside north of Wauseon. They have four children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys shopping, arts and crafts, going to craft shows (especially Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival), camping, and spending time with family, friends, and their grandchildren.