TCU Announces Promotions

We’re pleased to announce the promotions of Sharri Tafelski, Catrina Tate and Carrie Upchurch.

Sharri Tafelski - Vice President of Deposit Operations

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Sharri is responsible for managing deposit and branch operations, as well as project management within the credit union.

In Sharri’s 30 years at TCU, she has gained varied experience with additional roles in marketing, product development and information systems. Sharri serves as president of Project Management Institute (PMI) Michiana and served for five years as vice president of programs. She is also active with St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rochester. Sharri received an associate degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from IPFW.


Catrina Tate - Assistant Vice President District Retail

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In her new role, Catrina is responsible for managing TCU’s Central and Northwest Indiana branches. Catrina has 21 years of banking experience, including 16 years at TCU. She has led several initiatives within the credit union, and she is currently co-chair of the credit union’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce.

Catrina attended Ivy Tech and IUPUI, obtaining a degree in Business. She is active in the community and recently joined the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Board of Directors. Catrina also serves as a mentor for Habitat for Humanity and has launched a scholarship in her name at Ivy Tech Community College.


Carrie Upchurch - Area Manager

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Carrie has 15 years of banking experience, including five years as manager of TCU’s St. John branch. In her new role, she is responsible for managing the credit union’s branches in St. John, Gary, Hammond, Whiting and Chesterton.

Carrie graduated with honors from IUPUI, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. She is active in the community, serving on the board of the St. John-Dyer Chamber of Commerce and on a leadership committee with the American Heart Association. Carrie is a past president of the Highland-Griffith Chamber of Commerce, and she has volunteered regularly with Habitat for Humanity.

About TCU

TCU is Indiana’s largest Credit Union with more than $4 billion in assets, 57 branches throughout Indiana and southwestern Michigan, and more than 306,000 members. TCU offers traditional financial services including checking, savings, mortgages, and credit cards, as well as non-traditional services such as investments and insurance. Since its founding in 1931, TCU has focused on making a positive impact on its members and the community.