Some Lenders Are Expanding

The good lenders are expanding. For example, Churchill Mortgage is expanding its nationwide presence and opening two new branches in Phoenix and Columbia, Md., located at 11811 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 3031 and 7120 Minstel Way, Suite 206A, respectively. The lender is a leader in the mortgage industry providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 33 states.

Debbie Schmidt will manage the Phoenix branch with 13 years of mortgage industry experience. A licensed Realtor®, she previously served as an originator for LendSmart in Phoenix, where she was a member of the company’s Top Team for Most Fundings in 2013.

Churchill also welcomes Mary LangdonJohn OwensStephen Rust and Andrew Schmidt as home loan specialists, who bring nearly 50 years of combined mortgage expertise. In addition, Churchill adds Steve Engen and Deborah Reeter as processors and Sarah Hagar as a home loan consultant and transaction coordinator. In addition to Phoenix, the branch will serve borrowers in the surrounding cities, including Avondale, Chandler, Goodyear, Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe.

Kraig Spence will lead Churchill’s Columbia branch. Previously, Spence served as a home loan specialist for the lender’s Herndon, Va. branch, where he was inducted into the company’s President’s Club in 2013. Prior to Churchill, he was a retail branch manager for Newday USA, where he generated more than $13 million in annual revenue and was recognized as Loan Officer of the Year in 2003 and 2011. In addition, Spence was a six-time inductee into the President’s Club at Newday USA and has been a member of the Virginia Bankers Association for nearly 15 years.

Churchill also welcomes Lisa German and Katherine Wilson as processing team leaders, bringing over 30 years of combined mortgage expertise. The branch will serve borrowers in Columbia and the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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