MINSTER — Mark Henschen, president and CEO of Minster Bank and Minster Financial Corp, has announced his retirement effective March 2018. Dale Luebke, currently executive vice president, has been identified to assume the duties of President and CEO at that time.
Luebke has been in the banking industry for more than 30 years, and with Minster Bank for the past fifteen. He is a graduate of Wright State University and the Graduate School of Banking. Responsibilities during his career with Minster Bank have included commercial lending and direct management of the Bank’s retail, call center, mortgage, and branch administration areas. Luebke currently serves as board chairman for Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St Marys, and is a member of the Advisory Board for Dorothy Love Retirement Community, the Fort Loramie Community Improvement Corporation, and the Fort Loramie Booster Club. He resides in Fort Loramie, Ohio, with his wife, Nancy, and are the parents of three children.
“Working with Mark and all of the great people of Minster Bank through the years has helped me prepare for this next step in my career. I look forward to meeting more of our customers and continuing to work closely with all of our dedicated employees,” Luebke said.
Henschen joined Minster Bank in 1986, and was named president and CEO in 2008.
“Over the years I have had the pleasure to know and work with many wonderful people and I certainly value the relationships that I have developed with our employees, customers and others in the banking industry. I genuinely appreciate all the confidence and support given to me through the years,” reflected Henschen.
Henschen will remain a member of the Board of Directors, and upon his retirement will work for the Bank on business development, strategic planning, and special projects on a part-time basis. He will also work with Dale and senior management to ensure a smooth transition.
Commenting on the change in leadership, Minster Bank Lead Director Richard Knostman said, “Mark has directed the Bank’s growth for the past nine years. Dale has played a vital role in that growth and is well positioned to lead the bank into the future. The board is optimistic that the leadership transition will go smoothly and that the interests of the Bank’s customers and shareholders will continue to be well served.”
In addition to the pending change of leadership for the bank, Orval Homan, past president and CEO and current board chairman, has announced that he will not seek reelection to the bank’s board of directors and will retire when his current term is completed in March 2017. Homan retired from day-to-day leadership of the bank in 2008 after 26 years. He has been a member of the board for the past 35 years, serving as chairman since 1998.
Minster Bank, a local community bank, is headquartered in Minster, Ohio, and has offices located in Minster, New Bremen, St. Marys, Sidney, Troy, Wapakoneta and Vandalia Loan Production Office. Visit MinsterBank.com to learn more about Minster Bank.