A local banking, insurance and financial services organization rooted in faith and values is changing its name to Everence, a news release stated.


A local banking, insurance and financial services organization rooted in faith and values is changing its name to Everence, a news release stated.

The change — effective Nov. 1 — is the result of MMA and Mennonite Financial Federal Credit Union growing together as one organization.

It is a significant change, but one the organization felt was needed to make clear its purpose and to serve members more efficiently with a more complete line of services and products, the release stated.

Everence offers free budget and debt counseling, grant programs, stewardship investing, a survivor health plan premium benefit, discounts on loans and stewardship education, among other features.

“Our name is changing, but people will work with the same trusted staff and representatives as before. Our relationships and ties to the community are not changing,” said Pete Flaming, managing director. “We are highlighting our faith-based approach of working with people that is different than other firms.”

Members, groups or others can learn more about the changes from Dennis LeFevre, Gary Rediger, John Sommer, Kakim Kunantaev or Scott Luty at (877) 467-7294.

Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisers and representatives.

Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches.

To learn more, visit Everence.com or call (800) 348-7468.