Gerber FCU Adds Another In-House Certified Financial Counselor

FREMONT, MI (July 26, 2022) — Gerber Federal Credit Union (Gerber FCU) now has four in-house certified financial counselors available, located within their Fremont Corporate and Fremont Main Street branches.

Katrina Luchies, Member Solutions Manager, 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. Gerber FCU Senior Mortgage Manager Carla Burmeister and Fremont Main Street Branch Manager Patti Scherf were certified in October 2020. Brent Deur, Assistant Vice President – Consumer Lending was certified in August 2021.

“Our Certified Financial Counselors are trained to help our members function successfully in today’s financial marketplace.  We are very proud that Katrina has invested the time and energy to earn this certification so that she can help more members,” said John P. Buckley, Jr., Gerber FCU’s President/CEO.

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.

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!

Katrina Luchies

About Gerber Federal Credit Union

Gerber Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution headquartered in Fremont, Michigan. Gerber FCU provides financial services to residents and employees of Newaygo County and surrounding townships with two branches located in Fremont, Mich. and one in Newaygo, Mich. Visit for more information.


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