John has been in the business since 1982 when he went to work for his dad. He is an Accredited land Consultant, selling farmland by public auction and traditional listings. He is very active in the community, and serving as Chair of the finance committee for his church, St John Paul II parish. He is also on the Toulon Lions club and a member of Stark County Ventures. He is active in professional organizations including serving as a board member and Treasurer of the Illinois Chapter of the Realtor Land institute and has served the last several years on the Large Farm Panel for Grinnell.
Emily joined our agency in February of 2022. She is licensed in property & casualty and her focus in the office is assisting Ben and Janet with crop insurance and commercial insurance, she is excited to start learning everything there is to learn here at Leezer Agency and further her career in Insurance.
Emily enjoys spending her free-time trying to maintain a clean household running after a 1-year-old, 3 dogs, and her 32 year old child (Fiancé). She also thoroughly enjoys making large meals for her family, making signs with her Cricut, spending time doing retail therapy and spending as much time with her family as possible.
Ben Leezer joined the agency in 2011, making the 3rd generation for Leezer Agency. He graduated from SIUC with a double major in Finance and Business Economics. Ben manages the personal lines of business and is a licensed real estate broker.
Angela joined the agency in June of 2013. She is our full-time receptionist & is licensed in property & casualty. She is married to Ian, who recently immigrated to the U.S. from Great Britain. Angela has 2 Daughters, Bobbie who is an RN at OSF in Peoria & Samantha who is a teacher on John’s Island, SC. She is blessed with a Grandson Levi, whom she loves to spoil!
Angela enjoys spending time with Family, gardening, camping, baking & listening to classical music. She attends the First Congregational Church of Toulon, where she enjoys singing in the church choir.
Janet joined the agency in 2000. With many hats worn in the office her focus is on the crop insurance and new quotes for personal lines and business insurance. She along with Art Nutzhorn handle the tech issues for the office.
Janet and her husband Ron have 2 daughters Kylie and Kimberly. They reside in Toulon. The girls are active in many extracurricular activities, which Janet loves to attend and to cheer on her favorite athletes. When she isn’t cheering at games Janet likes to read, play cards, go for walks/bike rides with the family, help family and friends with their needs, gardening and baking. Janet is a member of the Toulon Civic Association, Stark County Fine Arts, and Stark County After Prom.
Kim started at the agency in 2015. She is our licensed agent for personal lines. She has two children. Her son, Kyle, attends Eureka College and her daughter, Heather, starts Black Hawk College Fall 2017.
Art started in October 2008, with a 18 month hiatus in 2011 and 2012. He is a licensed agent focused on commercial insurance. He and his wife Jennifer have five children. Art is a pastor at Faith Baptist Church and currently on the Toulon City Council. He also volunteers with the Toulon Fire Department as a firefighter and chaplain, and the Toulon Police Auxiliary.
In his free-time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, attending church activities, disc golfing, going to the shooting range, working on websites, and laughing!