Our Story

Winchester Federal Savings and Loan Association was chartered in 1934 during the Great Depression to promote thrift and home ownership for everyone. We gave our first loan January 14, 1935 on a house that was built on Pendleton Street. The loan was for $1,200 with a payment of $12 per month. While costs have changed, our purpose has remained the same – people helping people.

With banks on almost every corner, you have many choices.

We are a strong community bank that has been in existence for over 80 years. Staffed with knowledgeable and experienced associates, we are family-owned with local decision makers. We are small enough to know you and your business, yet big enough to offer you the services, products and technology you demand. Our team is dedicated to our customers and has the desire to exceed their expectations. If this is the type of bank you are looking for, then your choice is easy. Come see what sets us apart.

Meet Our Team

Kari Gough – President/CEO

Prior to accepting the position of President/CEO, Kari served as Chief Financial Officer for WinFirst for more than 19 years, and has worked in all facets of the Bank. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and holds dual bachelor’s’ degrees from the University of Kentucky in Accounting and Business Management. Kari serves as a board member for the Kentucky Bankers Association, and is the President for the Kentucky Thrift Foundation. Kari is a lifelong Winchester resident, and is very active in the community with her family.

Jamey Perry – Senior Vice President of Operations & BSA Officer

Jamey Perry has over 25 years of banking experience with WinFirst Bank. During that time, she has served in many different capacities, and is one of our most valued assets with her knowledge of banking, our customers and our community. Jamey has completed numerous training classes and seminars in bank related courses.

Erica Jackson – CFO

Erica is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant who holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Houghton College in New York. She currently serves on the board for the Clark County Homeless Coalition and loves working with children through her local church and the Partners in Education mentoring program. Although not a Kentucky native, she has grown to love Central Kentucky since relocating from Michigan.

Debra Teater – VP, Residential Loan Officer

Debra Teater has over 30 years of banking experience with a concentration in home loans. She is active in various community organizations including Winchester Civitan Club, Winchester Fish & Game Club, and Central Baptist Church. Born and raised in Winchester, she loves being involved in her local community. When not working on a closing for her customers, Debra enjoys spending time with her grandkids. NMLS# 455660

Tanner Stambaugh – Head of Commercial Lending NMLS 569684

Tanner Stambaugh, originally from Paintsville KY, relocated to Central Kentucky in 2004 to further his career in banking.  Tanner began his career as a bank teller in 2004 and has been in banking ever since with over 14 years of commercial lending experience.  In his free time Tanner loves to spend time with his wife Stephanie and two sons Bradon and Grayson.  He also coaches youth basketball and volunteers for several local organizations like the YMCA and the families’ church.

Maranda Harrison – Business Banking Specialist NMLS 1699609

Maranda has been in banking 10 years, as she started her career as a teller while attending college at BCTC. Maranda is long-time resident of Clark county and finds great joy in serving our wonderful community of Winchester, and surrounding counties. In her free time, Maranda enjoys spending time with her husband Josh, their two sons Mason and Jackson, photography and being involved within the local community.

Board of Directors

We are pleased and honored to have a diverse Board of Directors that represents knowledge of banking, business and our community – Sarah McCready Boston, Louise McCready Hart, David Woods, Mark McCammish, Danny Neely and Will Mayer.

Advisory Directors

We are also honored to have an excellent community minded Advisory Board that offers advice on a variety of topics – JoEllen Reed, Lara Thornberry, Dr. Oliver Lucas, Lauren Mink Frazer, Dr. Bruce Kostelnik and Blanton Coates.

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