History of the Bank

SouthernTrust Bank is a locally owned financial institution with offices in Goreville, Lake of Egypt, and Vienna, Illinois.  SouthernTrust was organized in 2005 by a group of local business men and women who have decades of experience in banking and business management.  SouthernTrust officially opened for business on May 31, 2005, and is growing daily.

Welcome to SouthernTrust Bank!

We invite you to tour our site and see an overview of the products and services we currently offer.  We're sure we have something to fit your personal and business needs.  If you're in the area, please stop by and visit one of our branches.  Bank locations and hours may be found on our Bank Locations page.

Our Mission

SouthernTrust Bank's mission is to exceed your expectations while providing safe and sound community banking.


Ken Crews - Chairman/CEO/President

Paula Reineking - CFO/COO

Steve Sanders - Sr. Vice President/Sr. Lender (Vienna)

Angela Webb - Community Bank President (Goreville)

Shawn Bailey - Vice President/Loan Officer

Connie McNichols - Assistant Vice President/Loan Officer

Susan Piland - Cashier/HR Officer

Brook Shoemaker - Head Teller/Officer


Charles Simpson - Retired

Don Pippins - Land Developer

Jim Keller - Retired

Kenneth Crews - Chairman/President/CEO

Larry Mizell - Executive Director Family Counseling Center

Paula Reineking - CFO/COO

Paul Trainor - Monsanto Inc., Sales

Stephen Benard - Marion Office Center Owner

Dr. Steve Webb - Superintendent Goreville School District