Welcome to the Notre Dame FCU
Now Open! Notre Dame FCU is proud to have served the Lake County market for many years. With the opening of our new Whiting Branch, we are excited to continue spreading the Notre Dame FCU mission of financial empowerment.
Contact the Lake County team today to learn more about our dividend-earning checking accounts and unique loan solutions for individuals, non-profits and businesses. As a Member-Owner, you immediately gain access to 80+ shared branches and more than 32,000 fee-free ATMs, making accessing your new account easier than ever.
Address:1200 119th St, Suite A, Whiting, IN 46394
Meet Our Team
CHIEF RETAIL OFFICER/NORTHWEST INDIANA PRESIDENT
Raised in the Goose Island neighborhood of Whiting, Indiana, Wilkening graduated from Whiting High School in 1986 and Indiana State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations.
With over 25 years of banking experience, John began leading the retail team at Notre Dame FCU as Chief Retail Officer in 2015. During his tenure at Notre Dame FCU, John has led a team of Financial Physicians trained to always do the right thing for the credit union’s Owners. This steadfast leadership earned him the honor of NAFCU’s 2019 Executive of the Year. In addition to his duties as Chief Retail Officer, John has taken on the additional role of Market President.
John also serves as a Financial Instructor at various schools, community centers and jails. He has also spent the last 35 years coaching community baseball and softball and has served on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army. In his personal time, John enjoys spending time with his wife of 30 years, Crystal, and their five daughters.
SENIOR COMMERCIAL LOAN OFFICER
Jesse specializes in commercial lending, SBA 504 lending and business banking. Jesse grew up in Whiting, graduating from George Rogers Clark High School. He has over 15 years' experience in banking and looks to establish long trusting relationships with his clients.
Jesse currently serves on the Advisory Board and Finance Committee for the Salvation Army of Lake County, as well as, the Board of Directors for the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce. He is also a father of 4 and his hobbies include golf and weightlifting.
SENIOR MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, BRANCH MANAGER
Enrique has spent his career in banking, including in Chicago, as well as, Lake, Porter and St. Joseph Counties in Indiana. He graduated from Morgan Park High School in Chicago and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Robert Morris College. Enrique will serve as Branch Manager of the Whiting Branch.
Enrique, his wife and their 3 children currently reside in Portage, Indiana. They enjoy spending time with family, especially at baseball games, watching football, cooking, DIY projects and vacationing together.
ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER
Sandra began her banking career as a teller over 36 years ago just a few years after graduating from Lew Wallace High School in Gary, IN. Over the past 36+ years, she has worked her way through the ranks to her current role. Sandra's goal is always to see the smile on her members' faces as they leave.
Sandra now resides in Hobart, IN with her husband and enjoys visits from her 6 grandchildren. She can often be found cooking for and spending time with her close friends. Sandra also serves as a Deaconess of Hospitality in her local church and has a passion for DIY projects.
Shellie Zaberdac Dell
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Shellie has served Northwest Indiana for many years through her work with non-profit organizations in both volunteer and professional capacities. She is a Region Native, graduate of Crown Point High School, and received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University Northwest. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Non-Profit Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Her primary area of focus will be serving Lake County non-profit organizations.
Shellie enjoys golfing, watching Indy Car Series races, Cubs games, and most importantly cheering on the Fighting Irish either in person or from home. Shellie resides in Crown Point with her husband and their 2 Irish Doodles, Addison and Ivy.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Daniel has more than 15 years’ experience in banking, most recently in the Private Banking Sector for Cook, Lake and Porter Counties. He is a native of Whiting, Indiana, where he attended George Rogers High School.
During Daniel’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his two boys showing them the game of golf and baseball. He also enjoys practicing his golf swing in his garage or on the course.
Originally from Elkhart, IN, Ryan graduated from Indiana State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. With over 20 years of customer service experience, including more than 10 years of management and 6 years with Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, he has a diverse background, a passion for helping others, and is excited to permanently reside in Whiting, IN.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys golfing, playing guitar, and spending time with his family and friends.
Jay is a long-time Lake County resident. After graduating from Crown Point High School in 2015, he went on to earn his bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sports Management in 2019 from University of Southern Indiana.
Jay is new to banking, but is looking forward to helping and serving the community. His hobbies include watching sports, boxing and working out.