Churchill Mortgage, providing conventional, Federal Housing Administration, Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Agriculture residential mortgages in 33 states, is opening two new branches in Phoenix and Columbia, Md.
As per a company press release, Debbie Schmidt will manage the Phoenix branch. Schmidt is a licensed Realtor and has 13 years of mortgage industry experience. 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.
In addition, the company has hired Mary Langdon, John Owens, Stephen Rust and Andrew Schmidt as home loan specialists for the Phoenix branch. Together they have nearly 50 years of combined mortgage expertise.
What's more, Steve Engen and Deborah Reeter have been hired as processors and Sarah Hagar as a home loan consultant and transaction coordinator for the Phoenix branch.
Kraig Spence will lead the Columbia branch. Previously, he 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, Spence 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, he 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 in the Columbia branch. Together they have more than 30 years of combined mortgage expertise.