Lake Michigan Credit Union Hires Michelle DeGroote as Mortgage Loan Originator for Schoolcraft, Michigan

Schoolcraft, MI. (March 7, 2019)–Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Michelle DeGroote to its team as a Mortgage Loan Originator from its Schoolcraft, Michigan home mortgage office. She reports directly to LMCU’s Vice President, Regional Mortgage Production, Southwest Region, Kelli DeWitt, and will be serving the southwest Michigan area.

DeGroote graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Design and Merchandising from Louisiana Lafayette University and earned her master’s degree from Indiana State University. She was originally hired in at LMCU as a Loan Officer Assistant and has over 18 years of experience specializing in construction loans.

DeWitt is excited to have DeGroote join her team, “We are privileged to have Michelle on our Team. Her knowledge of the mortgage and construction industry, attention to detail, and communication skills leave our members, realtors and builders with a positive, lasting impression.”

DeGroote said, “I chose LMCU because they offer the best rates. I genuinely care about my clients, and it means a lot to know that I’m getting them the best possible value for their mortgage.”

When she’s not in the office, Michelle enjoys coaching and spending time with her husband, three boys, and their family dog, Lulu.

DeGroote grew up in Kalamazoo and currently lives in Schoolcraft, Michigan.

Lake Michigan Credit Union was recently named the best banking institution in Michigan by Money Magazine. Founded in 1933, LMCU is the largest credit union in Michigan, with over 431,000 members. Employing a staff of over 1,200, LMCU’s assets exceed $6.0 billion, with a mortgage serviced portfolio of over $10 billion. LMCU now has 53 convenient branch locations overall, including ten in southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 AllPoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full-range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, investments and commercial banking. To find out more, please visit

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