Diversified Member Welcome

To our newest members — WELCOME!

"We are here to improve your financial well-being by offering excellent service, with convenient access to an array of financial products. As a SPIRE member, you’ll be able to enjoy some of Minnesota’s best rates on loans and deposits.  Plus, many free and low-cost services including the SPIRE Mobile app."

-Dan Stoltz, SPIRE President/CEO

Important Dates & Action Items to Remember

Check back often for more information as we prepare to become one SPIRE.

June 7

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Welcome to SPIRE!

Your accounts will be moved over to SPIRE and you'll officially be a SPIRE member. We will send you regular communications in the meantime so you're ready.

June 7

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Enroll in Digital Banking & BillPay

As a SPIRE member, you can enroll as a new user for SPIRE Digital Banking, download the SPIRE Mobile app, and setup BillPay​.
 

June 7

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Update Direct Deposit & Automatic Payments

Follow instructions on page 2 of the Welcome Booklet below to change your direct deposit and automatic payments to your SPIRE account.

June 7

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Activate SPIRE Debit Card

The last day to use your DCU debit card will be Sunday, June 6. Activate your SPIRE Visa Debit card on Monday, June 7 by calling the number on the card.

Before June 29

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Activate SPIRE Visa Credit Card

The last day to use your DCU credit card is Tuesday, June 29. Activate your new SPIRE Visa® Credit card by calling the number on the card.
 

Before October 1

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Use New SPIRE Checks

Your old DCU checks will no longer work on Friday, October 1. Checking accountholders will receive a box of free SPIRE checks in the mail that can be used immediately.

 

Member Welcome Booklet

The SPIRE Member Welcome Packet will be mailed out starting May 18. If you didn't receive your packet, please contact us.

View the welcome booklet now by clicking on the image. The booklet highlights key action items so you can start to enjoy everything your SPIRE member benefits provide.

The Best of SPIRE 

Enjoy complimentary services including SPIRE Digital Banking, BillPay, SPIRE Mobile app and wallet, as well as special promotions and discounts.
SPIRE Member Benefits

Here for You

You’ll be receiving additional notices as applicable to your account, so please watch your mailbox!


We are here to work with you to make this transition as seamless as possible. If you have questions or concerns, please send us an email, give us a call, or stop by and talk with a SPIRE representative.

SPIRE Awards $5,000 in Scholarships

With over 160 applicants, SPIRE has awarded $5,000 in scholarships to five members based on school and community involvement, as well as a pandemic-themed essay.

SPIRE Selected as Best Places to Work

We are proud to announce that SPIRE has been selected as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 2021 Best Places to Work honorees.

Debbie Mickelson Retires from 33-Year CU Career

Debbie Mickelson, Division President of Electrus — Division of SPIRE Credit Union, has retired from a 33-year career in credit unions.

Tom Hirte Serves SPIRE BOD for 28 Years

Thank you, Tom Hirte, for 28 years of volunteer service on the SPIRE Board of Directors. Hirte will be recognized by MnCUN with a Credit Union Builder Award.

Diversified Credit Union Merges/Partners with SPIRE

With a 93.8% affirmative vote from Diversified Credit Union (DCU) members, a partnership/merger between SPIRE and DCU will become effective April 1, 2021.

SPIRE & NetGiver Deliver Impact to Charities

SPIRE members donated to charities using the NetGiver app during the SPIRE “Give Freely” $20,000 match campaign in December raising over $47,000!

Branch Lobbies Reopening January 6

SPIRE branch lobbies will be open starting Wednesday, January 6 for all transactions. Booking an appointment in advance is encouraged for many services.

SPIRE Announces New St. Cloud Location

SPIRE is pleased to announce the purchase of the Southeastern corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot for its new St. Cloud branch location. 

Dan Stoltz Named Most Admired CEO

SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz has been named a 2020 Most Admired CEO by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

New SPIRE Blaine Branch Opens December 7

After 31 years in the same building, a new Blaine branch is set to open December 7, 2020 on the grounds of Northtown Mall.

Temporary Changes to Services Offered in Our Lobbies

Starting Friday, Nov. 27, we will be pausing walk-in teller transactions inside our lobbies to help protect you and our staff.

SPIRE Sponsors Peterson Field in St. Paul Midway

SPIRE has donated $3,000 to Billy Peterson Field at the Dunning Sports Complex in St. Paul’s Midway to help bring baseball to underserved youth.

SPIRE to Match $100K in Donations to Salvation Army

SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz has been selected as this year’s Salvation Army Red Kettle Community Chair. SPIRE has announced a $100,000 match for digital donations.

Annual Toy Drive on Now

Donate new, unwrapped toys to your local SPIRE branch for children in need now through December 11. All toys collected will benefit local organizations.

Information Security Professional Shari Ziebell Joins SPIRE

20-year Information Security professional Shari Ziebell has joined the SPIRE team as Information Security Director.

SPIRE Receives Six National Marketing Awards

SPIRE received six MAC awards from the Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) from a panel of judges in the marketing, advertising, and media industries.

A Tradition of Cancer Awareness in October

For five years, SPIRE staff have chosen to donate to the American Cancer Society and wear pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

SPIRE Recognized for Adult & Youth Financial Education

SPIRE has received both the Adult and Youth Desjardins Awards recognizing outstanding financial education efforts among Minnesota credit unions.

Scholarship Winners Talk Healthy Financial Skills

After reviewing nearly 80 entries, a total of $5,000 in scholarships were awarded to five traditional and non-traditional students from SPIRE Credit Union.

Mai Yang Joins SPIRE as Senior Executive Assistant

After working for the past 19 years for the Minnesota Credit Union Network, Mai Yang joins SPIRE as Senior Executive Assistant.

Abby Patterson Promoted to Giving Coordinator

Strengthening SPIRE’s core action of giving back, Abby Patterson has been promoted to Giving Coordinator - facilitating all corporate and community giving efforts.

SPIRE Wins Six National Marketing Awards

SPIRE receives six national marketing awards from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) including an excellence in marketing and four “category’s best” awards.

SPIRE Forms Diversity & Inclusion Council

After several months of planning, SPIRE Credit Union has announced the formation of its inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Branch Lobbies to Open June 15

We are starting to reopen our lobbies on Monday, June 15 with social distancing and cleaning procedures in place to adhere to CDC and local guidelines.

Committed to the Communities We Serve

We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the senseless death of George Floyd and all the recent events that have caused great pain to be felt across Minnesota and beyond.

‘SPIRE Gives Big’ Provides $250K of Local Impact

Each of SPIRE’s 300 employees helped select 187 Minnesota businesses and charities to receive $250,000 in donations and the impact is heartwarming.

Dan Stoltz Named to Most Admired CEO List

Dan Stoltz, President and CEO of SPIRE Credit Union, has been named a 2020 Most Admired CEO by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. 

SPIRE Hits 125,000 Member-Owner Milestone

SPIRE Credit Union recently reached 125,000 members, a monumental milestone in its 86-year history. SPIRE has more than doubled its membership in 10 years.

SPIRE Donates $250K to Help Organizations

SPIRE is leaning into our core action of giving back by providing $250,000 to over 180 local organizations & businesses affected by COVID-19.

SPIRE Ranked 17th Nationally by S&P

S&P Global Market Intelligence has raked SPIRE 17th in its annual ranking of the 50 best-performing credit unions in the U.S.

COVID-19 Hardship Assistance

As we navigate the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, our concern is for the safety and well-being of all individuals and businesses impacted.

SPIRE Wins National Financial Literacy Award

Presented the by Credit Union National Association (CUNA),  SPIRE has been honored with a national second place 2019 Adult Desjardins Financial Education Award.

Internet Banking Services

As a reminder, here are some of the SPIRE Internet & Mobile Banking services free of charge to our members.

SPIRE Members Win $5,000 in Scholarships

Five SPIRE Credit Union members each won a $1,000 scholarship from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council.

SPIRE Hosts 86th Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Day

SPIRE hosted over 4,400 guests at its 86th Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Day featuring financial education sessions, a business meeting, and inspiring performances.

32-year Retirement & Investment Professional Joe Johnston Joins SPIRE

Joe Johnston, an Accredited Asset Management Specialist and Retirement Planning Expert has joined SPIRE as its newest Retirement & Investment Services Advisor.

Justin Burleson Joins SPIRE as Chief Operating Officer

Former Supervisory Examiner for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Justin Burleson has joined SPIRE as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

SPIRE Members Donate Thousands for Local Children

SPIRE hosted its 32nd annual holiday toy drive and collected over 2,100 toys across its 20 branches that were distributed to 16 local organizations.

SPIRE Receives Marketing Awards from State Credit Union Network

SPIRE has received two Marketing Excellence Awards from the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) for outstanding marketing and business development achievements.

Electrus Federal Credit Union Merges/Partners with SPIRE

Members of Electrus Federal Credit Union recently voted 94% in favor of a partnership/merger with SPIRE Credit Union, which became effective December 1, 2019. 

SPIRE Staff Raise $9,000 for American Cancer Society

In keeping with SPIRE’s core action of giving back, SPIRE employees have again banded together during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Reiling Collaborates with Co-ops in Philippines

SPIRE Director of Business Development Rachael Reiling took a trip to the Philippines and connected with leading international credit union organizations and Filipino co-ops.

SPIRE Named Best of Business

Twin Cities Business magazine subscribers voted SPIRE as "Best of Business" in the credit union category for the first time.

This is How We Roll in October

Every October, SPIRE ambassadors choose to donate to the American Cancer Society and wear pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Two High School Students Awarded SPIRE Scholarships

The SPIRE Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships to two students - Annika Olson from Woodbury High School and Linnea Kronzer from Minnetonka High School.

Energy Services Federal Credit Union in St. Cloud Merges/Partners with SPIRE

With a 90% affirmative vote from Energy Services Federal Credit Union (ESFCU) members, a partnership/merger between SPIRE and ESFCU became effective July 1, 2019.

Dan Stoltz Receives Prestigious H.E.R.B.I.E. Award

SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz has been honored with the 2019 H.E.R.B.I.E. Award presented at the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Foundation Luncheon. 

Kirk Cousins Signs Partnership Deal with SPIRE Credit Union

SPIRE Credit Union is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Kirk Cousins.

SPIRE Receives Three National Awards in Marketing

SPIRE Credit Union received three MAC awards from the Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) during their annual conference last week.  

SPIRE Member Brendan Weed Awarded FSC Scholarship

SPIRE is proud to announce that Brendan Weed of Eden Prairie, MN has won a $1,000 Scholarship from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council.

Bridget Petersen Receives Credit Union Builder Award

The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MNCUN) honored SPIRE Market Vice President of Community Outreach Bridget Petersen with the Credit Union Builder Award.

SPIRE Promotes Three to Executive Leadership

Due to record growth and the need to enhance service to their member-owners, SPIRE Credit Union has promoted three SPIRE employees into executive leadership positions.

SPIRE Receives Four National Marketing Awards

SPIRE Credit Union was recently honored with four national Diamond Awards at the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference.

SPIRE Celebrates 85 Years

85 years ago today, Edgar Archer’s dream to open a credit union to help people do the right thing became reality. Today, SPIRE continues to live out his dream.

Fran, Member for 80 Years Shares Her Story

80-year member, Fran Anderson, shares her story of becoming a member of the credit union in 1939 and how her family has been involved over the years.

Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Day has Amazing Impact

The SPIRE Credit Union 85th Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Day focused on SPIRE's impact on the community.

Dan Stoltz Featured in February's Minnesota Good Age

SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz is featured in “The Art of Giving Back” in this month’s issue of MINNESOTA GOOD AGE.

SPIRE Vadnais Heights Grand Opening December 17

The Grand Opening Celebration for the SPIRE Credit Union Vadnais Heights branch will take place Monday, December 17.

Peoples Community Credit Union Merges/Partners with SPIRE

With a 95% affirmative vote from Peoples Community Credit Union (PCCU) members, a partnership/merger between SPIRE and PCCU will become effective July 1, 2017.

SPIRE Food Truck on "Discover Delicious" Reality Show

The SPIRE Food Truck debuted on Discover Delicious! This local reality TV show airs every Saturday morning on Channel 29 at 11:30 am.

SPIRE Wins 2016-17 Torch Award for Ethics

SPIRE Credit Union has been awarded the prestigious Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota's® (BBB) 2016-17 Torch Award for Ethics!

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