Meet Our Team of Experts

  • *Jim Runnebaum, AFIS

    President
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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    Seneca Office:


    Jim grew up in the Seneca area and graduated from B & B High School in Baileyville. He served four years in the United States Navy and is a Vietnam service veteran. Jim began his insurance career in 1980 and purchased his first agency in 1984. In 1988, Jim and his wife Myra purchased Henry Insurance Agency and a year later moved the agency to 502 Main St. which they called home until 2013.  At that time the agency had outrgown their space and once again needed to make a move.  After looking into a few different options SBS found its present home at 305 Main St.  Specializing in commercial and farm business, Jim can bring his thirty years of experience to help you design an insurance program to protect your investment.

SBS Insurance - Seneca

  • Bryan Schmitz, CIC

    Agency Manager
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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    Seneca, Onaga and Axtell Offices:

    Bryan is a life-long resident of Northeast Kansas, being raised on the family farm near Baileyville. He has a degree in Ag Economics from Kansas State University. Bryan manages the Seneca, and Onaga branches, and also operates from the Axtell location a couple of days per week. Bryan can help you with your personal, commercial, farm, crop and life insurance needs. Bryan is active in many civic organizations including the Knights of Columbus and the Seneca Chamber of Commerce. He also coaches sports at the high school and grade school levels.

  • Kim Durland

    Operations/Finance Manager
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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    Seneca Location:

    Kim grew up on the family farm south of Corning and is a graduate of Centralia High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Management at Kansas State University. Kim oversees all of the accounting, licensing, and computer management from all of our branches and also assists with marketing. Kim and her three children: Caleb, Kendall, and Cole live in Corning. She enjoys chasing her kids to their many activities, watching football, and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Bryce Burdiek

    Farm & Crop Producer
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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    Seneca Location:

    Bryce is from Centralia, KS. He grew up on a farm 3 miles south of Centralia. He is the son of Alan & Sheri Burdiek. He has one brother (Brett) and one sister (Ashley). Bryce graduated from Centralia High School in 2007. He attended Kansas State University where he graduated with two degrees. (Business Finance & Agricultural Economics) Bryce has previously worked as an adjuster based out of Southeast Kansas before moving back home to become an agent. Bryce’s hobbies include DJing, playing guitar, sports, and hunting.

     

  • Brenda Niehues, CISR

    Farm and Crop CSR
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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    Seneca Location:

    Brenda received her Certificate in Business-Computer Operations from Manhattan Vo-Tech. Serving the Seneca Agency, Brenda can help you with the lines of business: Farm, Crop, Home and Auto Insurance. Brenda graduated from B & B High School in Baileyville and has resided in Seneca for the last 30 years with her husband Galen. They have 3 grown children: Megan (Olberding), Jenna (Kramer), and Blake and 1 grandchild Jaci. Outside of work, Brenda is an avid walker, a huge K-State fan, involved in many community and church projects, spends time with her family and likes to read.

  • Jeff Kidd

    Commercial Producer
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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    Seneca Location:

    Jeff works out of our Seneca office where he can help you with your Commercial and Personal Lines of Insurance including home and auto.  Jeff was born and raised in Lake Jackson, TX before spending his teen years in Bellevue, NE where he graduated from Bellevue West High School.  He went on to play soccer at Sterling College (KS) where he graduated with a Health and Physical Education degree in 2005.  Jeff recently moved to Seneca with his wife Lisa (“Runnebaum” who is a Seneca native) and their son Kolton.  When he is not spending time with his family including Rupp (Labrador), he enjoys hanging out with friends, golfing, and watching sports.

  • Joni Koch

    Commercial CSR
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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  • Sara Nordhus

    Personal Lines Producer
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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    Seneca Location:

    Sara is a graduate of Centralia High School and Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She has been in the insurance industry since 2004 and serves the Seneca agency.  She can help service your farm, home, auto and crop insurance needs.  Sara and her husband, Troy, reside outside of Seneca with their twins.  Troy and his brother are co-owners of Nordhus Woodworking Inc. where Sara also helps out with the bookkeeping.  In the little time left, she does enjoy reading a good book and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Barb Bachman

    Personal Lines CSR
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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    Seneca Location:

    Barb grew up in Wichita and has lived in Centralia since 1982.  She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing.  Barb and her husband Matt have two children.  She has been in the insurance business for over 20 years.  Barb can help service your home and auto insurance needs.  In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, family, friends and the Kansas State Wildcats.

  • Kelly Sheik, CISR

    CSR
    Seneca Office
    Office: 785-336-2821
    Fax: 785-336-2393
    305 Main St
    Seneca KS 66538
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    Seneca and Bern Offices:

    Kelly works in both the Bern and Seneca offices. She can help you with your Personal Lines of Insurance including Auto and Home. Kelly grew up in Bern and graduated from Bern High School. In 2007, she graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering for the Kansas State University Wildcats, and watching movies.

SBS Insurance - Sabetha

  • Roy Frey, CIC

    Agency Manager
    Sabetha Office
    Office: 785-284-2816
    Fax: 785-284-0300
    935 Main St
    Sabetha KS 66534
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    Sabetha and Bern Offices:

    Roy graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Business Education in 1992. He began his insurance career in 1996 and moved to Sabetha in 1998 to start the branch location from scratch. Roy grew up in Bern and married Shari Hartter of Bern. They now reside in Sabetha and have three children: Jacqueline, Jacob and Brock. Roy's interests include spending time with his family, coaching, hunting and golf. Roy is also involved in the community serving as Kiwanis President, Sabetha Golf Board, and is the assistant boys basketball coach at Sabetha High School. He has also served in various capacities with the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents including Young Agents Chair and Activites Committee Memeber. Roy specializes in commercial and farm lines of insurance and is also licensed in crop, life and long term care Insurance.

  • Cynthia Strahm, CISR

    CSR
    Sabetha Office
    Office: 785-284-2816
    Fax: 785-284-0300
    935 Main St
    Sabetha KS 66534
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    Sabetha Office:

    Cynthia is a graduate of Bern High School and Highland Community College. She has been with SBS Insurance Agency in the Sabetha office since 2004, handling clerical duties, writing Personal Lines and Crop insurance, and assisting with commercial and farm quoting. Cynthia and her husband, Rod, farm north of Sabetha, and are the parents of three grown children. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening, and local community and church activities.

  • Carrie Strahm

    Personal Lines CSR
    Sabetha Office
    Office: 785-284-2816
    Fax: 785-284-0300
    935 Main St
    Sabetha KS 66534
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    Sabetha Office:

    Carrie has lived in Sabetha for 14 years with her husband Tom Strahm, and their three children; Payton, Elliott and Vivian. Tom and Carrie moved back to Sabetha in 1999 from Minnesota, where Carrie was born and raised on a family farm. Their children all go to Sabetha School and are involved in extracurricular activities and 4-H. Carrie enjoys spending time with her family, watching her kids ride horse, exercising, and baking. Serving the Sabetha Agency, Carrie can help you with your Personal Lines of Insurance including Auto and Home.

  • Pat Sheik

    Personal Lines CSR
    Sabetha Office
    Office: 785-284-2816
    Fax: 785-284-0300
    935 Main St
    Sabetha KS 66534
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    Sabetha Office: Pat will work out of our Sabetha office servicing the insurance needs of our customers.

    Pat grew up in Bern, KS and is the son of Bill and Terry Sheik.  He graduated from Bern High School and Kansas State University with a degree in Construction Science and Management with an associate degree in business.  He spent eleven years in Manhattan and worked as a construction superintendent for Corvias Military Living on the Fort Riley base.  Pat and his wife Tessa are excited to be back in the Bern area and look forward to getting involved in the surrounding community functions and organizations.

SBS Insurance - Hiawatha

  • Andrea Groth

    Agency Manager
    Hiawatha Office
    Office: 785-742-2961
    Fax: 785-742-7951
    105 S 6th St.
    Hiawatha KS 66434
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    Hiawatha Office:

    Andrea received her Bachelor's Degree in Business-Accounting at Kansas State University. Serving the Hiawatha Agency, Andrea can help you with any line of business including: Commercial, Farm, Life, Home and Auto insurance. Insurance is in Andrea's blood as her father owns an insurance agency in Manhattan and Andrea worked for him throughout high school and college. Andrea grew up in Manhattan and married Stacy Groth of Hiawatha, which is where they reside today. In her spare time, Andrea likes to spend time boating with her family, as well as camping and riding dirt bikes.

  • Loren Henry

    Producer
    Hiawatha Office
    Office: 785-742-2961
    105 S 6th St.
    Hiawatha KS 66434
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    Hiawatha Office: Loren specializes in commercial and agricultural related insurance products.

    Loren grew up in Seneca, KS and is the son of Dennis and Joyce Henry.  He graduated from Nemaha Valley High School and went on to play football for Coffeyville Community College and William Jewell College.  His degree is in Marketing and Computer Information Systems.   He spent 7 years working for Federated Insurance servicing both commercial and life accounts.  Loren and his wife Leslie currently reside in Tonganoxie with their twin boys Tyson and Conner.  He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

SBS Insurance - Onaga

  • Jeff Hutfles

    Producer
    Onaga Office
    Office: 785-889-4221
    Fax: 785-889-4959
    209 Leonard St.
    Onaga KS 66521
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    Onaga Office:

    Jeff grew up in Meriden, KS where he graduated from Jeff West High School in 1998. In 1999 his parents Sam and Sandy originally from the Wetmore area moved to Seneca where they currently live. Jeff went on to play basketball and football at Bethany college in Lindsborg, KS where he graduated with a business management degree in 2002. In 2008, Jeff married Kristi Burdiek of Centralia and they currently reside in Centralia and have 2 boys Casen age 4 and Carter 2 1/2 When he is not spending time with the boys and his wife, he enjoys Softball in the summer time and hunting in the winter. Serving the Onaga agency, Jeff can assist you with your personal, commercial or farm insurance.

  • Diana Brunkow

    CSR
    Onaga Office
    Office: 785-889-4221
    Fax: 785-889-4959
    209 Leonard St.
    Onaga KS 66521
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    Onaga Office:

    Diana was raised on a farm south of Wheaton and graduated from Wheaton high School. She married Larry Brunkow of Onaga and they currently reside in Duluth KS. They have 2 children and 8 grandchildren. She worked 20 years in the local grocery store and has been working in the insurance business since 1999. Diana enjoys going to the grandkids activities and is active at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Duluth.

SBS Insurance - Axtell

  • Janet Schmitz

    CSR
    Axtel Office
    Office: 785-736-2973
    Fax: 785-736-2356
    413 Maple
    Axtell KS 66403
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    Axtell and Seneca Offices:

    Janet grew up south of Axtell and graduated from Axtell High School. She went on to Kansas State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Janet helps with accounting, crop insurance, and personal lines of insurance. She is married to Bryan, and they do have lives outside of insurance, which consists mainly of running after their four children.

SBS Insurance - Bern

  • Kelly Sheik

    CSR
    Bern Office
    Office: 785-336-6121
    Fax: 785-336-3634
    402 Main St
    Bern KS 66408
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    Kelly works in both the Bern and Seneca offices. She can help you with your Personal Lines of Insurance including Auto and Home. Kelly grew up in Bern and graduated from Bern High School. In 2007, she graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering for the Kansas State University Wildcats, and watching movies.