Rockford Mortgage Lenders

Rockford Office

8492 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108-2734



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Patrick J. O'Gorman

NMLS No. 468516

Patrick serves as Senior Vice President of Residential Mortgage Lending. He has over 30 years of experience in banking and has specialized in mortgage lending since 1992. A native of Kankakee, Illinois, Patrick is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and is proud to call the Rockford area his home since 1981.


Giving back to the community where he lives and works is important to him. Patrick has been involved with many local non-profit and charitable organizations. He is currently a member and past president of the Rockford East/Cherry Valley Rotary Club. He is a past board member and past president of HomeStart (formerly the Rockford Area Affordable Housing Coalition), past board member and president of the Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, and past board member and treasurer of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Rockford. Over the years, Patrick has also been on various committees of the Rockford Area Realtors Association.

Wendy S. Scharer

NMLS No. 2075378

Wendy serves as a Mortgage Lender and Retail Bank Manager in our Rockford office. Scharer has over seven years of mortgage lending experience and over 13 years of leadership management in customer services. She enjoys offering her clients excellent, professional support while guiding them through the mortgage process.


A lifelong Northern Illinois resident, Wendy has called several local communities her home. She grew up in Belvidere, lived in the Stillman Valley area for 20 years, and currently resides in Roscoe. Outside of the workplace, Scharer has been involved in various school and community organizations. She has three children and four grandchildren.


“Thank you very much for all of your help over the last couple of months. It was very important for us to get this done as smoothly as possible and you definitely came through in a big way.”  – M.E. from Rockford