Commercial Lenders--Le Sueur

Brian Pfarr

Brian H. Pfarr


NMLS ID# 501123

112 South Main Street

Le Sueur, MN 56058-1991

(507) 593-4044 (Direct)

(507) 665-3374 (Fax)

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Brian Pfarr is the President of First Farmers & Merchants Bank in Le Sueur, MN. He has a lifetime of agricultural experience, growing up on a farm, managing a large corporate farm, owning a part of a poultry farm, and teaching Farm Business Management at South Central College prior to joining the bank in 2005. In 2008, he was named Manager of the Year for the Short Companies. Colonel Pfarr retired from the MN National Guard in 2021 after more than 34 years of service. He is a member and Past Commander of the Le Sueur American Legion post #55, a member of the Le Sueur VFW post # 4297, and a member of the Le Sueur Lions Club. Brian is active at St. Anne's Church in Le Sueur where he serves as the Chair of their Finance Council and is a past School Board member of Le Sueur-Henderson Schools ISD 2397. Brian and his wife Kristan have 2 adult children. Contact Brian today!

David Dempster

Vice President, Commercial/Ag Lender

NMLS ID# 636859

112 South Main Street

Le Sueur, MN 56058-1991

(507) 593-4042 (Direct)

(507) 665-3374 (Fax)

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David Dempster has been in Ag and Commercial Lending for 25 years and is a graduate of Chadron State College, Western Nebraska Community College, and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado-Boulder. David is an experienced Lender who has built lasting relationships with his clients - helping them access financing to purchase businesses, providing access to construction and development financing, and helping to develop and execute business expansion and acquisition plans. His areas of work have included Ag row crop, ranching, cattle feeding, manufacturing, trucking, medical/dental, coal mining, automotive and clothing areas.     

David is actively involved with the Mankato CERT Team, Kato Cycle Club, and has served on numerous organizations over the years including Mankato's Small Business Development Center, the Mankato Rotary, the Mankato Parade of Lights, Mankato Children’s Museum Volunteer, Minnesota River Builders, Mankato Junior Achievement, Colorado Northwest Community College Board of Control, Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce Board, Economic Development Partnership Board, Special Olympics and the Craig Rural Fire Protection District. Whether it be for farm, business or personal need, David is always open to have a confidential conceptual discussion that focuses on helping you improve your financial situation.






Chris Berndt

Ag/Commercial/Consumer Lender

NMLS ID# 1932585

112 South Main Street

Le Sueur, MN 56058-1991

(507) 593-4039 (Direct)

(507) 665-3374 (Fax)

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Chris Berndt is a life-long resident of the Le Sueur-Henderson area and started working for First Farmers & Merchants bank in 2017 as a Customer Service Representative. She entered the banking industry right out of high school as a teller and then eventually moved into the bookkeeping department. Chris grew up on a dairy farm located in Sibley County. She actively participates in her community, specifically with Le Sueur- Henderson Schools. She is a member of the Le Sueur Chamber of Commerce and sits on the committee for Christmas in the Valley in Le Sueur. She is also the Kelso Township Treasurer. Chris and her husband Dan have three children. Contact Chris for any of your Ag, Commercial, or Consumer lending needs.