At a time when it’s greatly needed, Gerber FCU offers certified financial counseling services in-house

FREMONT, MI (October 16, 2020) — Gerber Federal Credit Union (Gerber FCU) now has two in-house certified financial counselors available, located within their Fremont Corporate and Newaygo branches.

Gerber FCU Mortgage Manager Carla Burmeister and Newaygo Branch Manager Patti Scherf recently completed the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCep), to earn the designation of Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC). The CCUFC designation requires recertification every three years to ensure that the knowledge about financial counseling is current.

“Being financially literate means being able to function successfully in today’s society.  Our Certified Financial Counselors are specifically trained to pass this knowledge onto our members, allowing them to both survive and thrive in the current environment.  We could not be more proud of Carla and Patti and the work they have put in to provide this service to our members,” said John P. Buckley, Jr., Gerber FCU’s President/CEO.

This year has been challenging to say the least. A great number of Michigan residents are struggling greatly and have found themselves unemployed or underemployed through this pandemic. Gerber FCU hopes local residents will take comfort knowing that we’re on their side. Certified Financial Counselors provide financial counseling that empowers members to create a budget, pay down debt and build up savings while providing support at each step.

Carla Burmeister

Patti Scherf

About Gerber Federal Credit Union

Gerber Federal Credit Union was founded here, and we’re focused on growing here.  We have two branches located in Fremont, MI and one in Newaygo, MI.  Stop in today or visit to discover the benefits of credit union membership!


Heather Wiersema
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