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January 2022

January 3, 2022 - For more than 30 years The Evening of Giving has been the event of the year that brings the Marlborough community together for the benefit of Roland's House, a temporary emergency shelter located in Marlborough. St. Mary’s Credit Union has been a sponsor and active participant in The Evening of Giving since its inception in 1990. While the actual event was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, the cause remains. Last week we presented Bob Kays, Evening of Giving Chairperson, with a donation to Roland’s House for $3,500.00. We are honored to continue our support for an organization that aids those in need and to recognize The Evening of Giving team for their tremendous work for so many years.

Photo left to right: Jim Petkewich, EVP & COO; Bob Kays, Evening of Giving Chairperson, Lisa Kornachuk, SVP of Marketing

December 2021

December 22, 2021 - This year we have partnered with the United Way of Tri-County this holiday season in the 2021 Hope for the Holidays program!
Hope for the Holidays is a giving program that helps families seeking assistance during the holiday season. The program is focused on providing supplies to children of struggling families, whether it be clothes, gifts, or food. Our staff was happy to volunteer to sponsor 50 children that provided 3 gifts for each child! We hope our contribution will make a difference to these families this holiday and are happy to help those in need.

November 2021

November 9, 2021 - Our last shred day of the year at our Northborough Center branch was a success! A huge shout out to our staff for making this process as smooth as possible and thank you to all who stopped by. Stay tuned for our 2022 Shred schedule!

November 24, 2021 - Check out our latest volunteering day delivering turkeys and helping out at the food pantries through United Way of Tri-County! Our staff volunteers loved giving back to our communities and helping those in need!

November 30, 2021 - St. Mary’s Credit Union Appoints Four to Senior Leadership Positions

New appointments part of credit union’s commitment to enhance member experience, position credit union for the next 100 years of banking excellence

As part of St. Mary's Credit Union’s vision to provide service excellence in everything it does, the credit union announced the promotions of four officers and two additions to its Senior Management Team.


 With a 38-year career in banking and financial services management, Jim Petkewich is appointed to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Retail Services, where he was responsible for the credit union’s Retail Branches, Member Solutions Center and Facilities Department. In his new role, he adds Deposit Services, Compliance and Marketing to his areas of responsibility. A long-term member of the Senior Management Team, Petkewich recently established the Member Experience Committee. A resident of Leominster, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Providence College. He serves on the Finance Committee of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, is a past Board Member of the United Way of MetroWest. Since 2014, Petkewich has coached the Special Olympics Massachusetts Nashoba Shooting Stars Ski Team. He is also a former Board Member and President of both Leominster Pop Warner and the Leominster Blue Devils Football Club.

John Hendrikse is appointed to Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer, where he will add Credit, Mortgage Lending and Loan Operations to his areas of responsibility. A member of the Senior Management Team, Hendrikse most recently served as Senior Vice President of Lending where he was responsible for Consumer Direct and Indirect Lending and Collections. Hendrikse joined the credit union in 2010 as Assistant Vice President of Indirect Lending. Under his leadership, the credit union has built one of the top Indirect Loan programs in Massachusetts. A resident of Charlton, he graduated from Calvin College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Christine Monteiro has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Retail, and joins the Senior Management Team. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Branch Administrator, where she was responsible for the organizational management of the day-to-day operations for the credit union’s branch network. In this new role, she will oversee strategy development and implementation for the credit union’s branch locations. Monteiro joined St. Mary’s Credit Union in 2004, serving as Branch Manager for the Hudson location. For the past two years, Monteiro served as a Regional Manager overseeing the Hudson, Northborough, and Westborough branches. A resident of Hudson, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Worcester State University.  Monteiro serves as a Board Member of the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Sarah Day is appointed to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, and joins the Senior Management Team. In her new role, she will be responsible for all aspects of Commercial Lending. Day joined the credit union in 2005, first serving as Marketing Manager and then to the Commercial Lending Team where she specialized in commercial mortgages, vehicle and equipment lending, and commercial lines of credit. In 2020, she was instrumental in driving the credit union’s Paycheck Protection Program. A resident of Marlborough, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Nichols College. She also earned the Stonier Graduate Degree and Leadership Certificate from The Wharton School. Recognized by the Worcester Business Journal with a 40 Under Forty Award in 2013, Day also serves on the Board of Directors of Provision Ministry, a logistics nonprofit that connects other nonprofits with donations of food, clothing, and hygiene products.

“As we continue to enhance our member experience through digital transformation and strive to offer greater speed and efficiency for our members, these leaders will ensure service excellence with the personal touch that St. Mary’s Credit Union has provided for more than century,” said Larissa C. Thurston, President and CEO, St. Mary’s Credit Union. “With the expertise and experience of Jim, Christine, John, and Sarah leading their respective areas, our members will experience enhancements to service as well as access to innovative financial products to help meet their individual needs.”