Churchill Mortgage, a lender providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 46 states, announced the expansion of two Tennessee teams, led by Kevin Watson and Stephanie Christian, after substantial growth.
Tennessee has a rapidly growing housing market with home values increasing by 6 percent in the last year. Additionally, compared to last year, March closings in Middle Tennessee increased by 3.4 percent compared to last year. To support local homebuyers in the process of achieving the Real American Dream of debt-free homeownership, Churchill Mortgage offers two teams of originators to serve customers.
Kevin Watson has lead Churchill’s Middle Tennessee team as District Manager since 2011. Over the past year, the team has seen significant growth with an increase in loan volume of more than 70 percent. The hybrid team is growing quickly, increasing by 40 percent in 2020, helping new loan officers advance their careers and establish strong relationships with borrowers in the community.
Stephanie Christian has led Churchill’s Middle Tennessee direct-to-consumer team as Director of Sales Conversion since the branch opened in September 2019. Additionally, the digital lending team continues to grow, with the average production of each Home Loan Specialist at $1.8M per month and serving 90-100 families per month. The team currently offers Spanish & Vietnamese speaking loan officers to better serve those communities and is broadening its offerings to further support those borrowers in the future.
“Working to help the citizens of Tennessee, the growth these branches have achieved is impressive. In fact, Stephanie’s team has quickly made their way to being one of Churchill’s top producing branches within its first year,” said Mike Hardwick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Churchill Mortgage. “Kevin and Stephanie bring unique leadership styles that position our loan officers for success in their careers at Churchill Mortgage. They train their teams to provide the mentorship and exceptional service we are known for, to ensure our homebuyers have peace of mind and support as they embark on the path to the Real American Dream of debt-free homeownership.”
Churchill is actively seeking talented, driven mortgage professionals for its expansion efforts.