Welcome to a bank that knows your name.

First Federal Savings & Loan Bank (First Federal) is a Kansas State Chartered Bank. Established in 1923, we were located in downtown Olathe for 87 years, until we moved to our current location in November 2010. In December of 2023, we celebrated a milestone moment, celebrating our 100-year anniversary.

Our institution offers savings accounts, certificates of deposit and mortgages.

First Federal prides itself on being a true community bank where personal service is our top priority. We keep and service our loans and enjoy getting to know each of our customers. We have only six employees, so there are no concerns about getting transferred from department to department when you have a question or an issue to discuss.

First Federal Savings. 100 Years Strong.

Mitch Ashlock, Chairman 

Mitch was a third generation Ashlock president. Born and raised in Olathe, he joined First Federal in 1992 and was appointed president in 1995. He became Board Chairman in 2011, succeeding his father. Mitch retired in 2019 but remains our institution’s Loan Officer for all loans originated.

NMLS ID: 425165

Steven Verhulst, President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve joined First Federal in early 2010. He spent the previous 13 years working with financial institutions, including First Federal Savings, as an Internal Auditor, Public Accountant and a Federal Thrift Examiner. Steve has a Certified Public Accounting designation. Steve was born, raised and currently resides in Olathe. He has been a lifelong savings customer of the bank.

NMLS ID: 1385491

Jessica Harris, Secretary & Treasurer

Jessica came to the bank in December of 2021. She is a lifelong Olathe resident.  Jessica handles many of the daily operations of the bank. She can open new savings accounts and certificates of deposit for you. She also pays all insurance premiums and real estate taxes on the mortgage loans.

Vickie Jestice, Operations

Vickie joined First Federal in March of 2021. She is also a lifetime Olathe resident. Vickie shares the daily bank operations with Jessica. She can also open new savings accounts and certificates of deposit for you. Much of her time is spent maintaining internal audit controls.

Maria Schnabel, Lending Department

Maria joined First Federal as the Mortgage Loan Closer in November 2015. She has been working in accounting for over 35 years with extensive knowledge in the Mortgage field and will make your Loan experience as stress-free as possible.  Maria maintains a good rapport with all our clients.

Jennifer Sweeden, Lending Department

Jennifer joined First Federal in June 2018. Her duties include carefully reviewing mortgage applications to confirm that all essential fields have been filled out, organizing all additional materials, and submitting applications on schedule. She’s responsible for assisting customers with their loan requests and ensuring their eligibility while preparing the loan proposals for underwriting.

Lisa Shaw, Lending Department

Lisa came to First Federal in September 2021. Lisa is also a lifetime resident of Olathe. She works closely with Maria and Jennifer to assure your loan application and closing process goes smoothly from start to close.