About Us

At Team First Federal Credit Union, we are committed to serving the needs of our membership. We understand that our members make us who we are and serving them is our number one priority. We offer a wide range of services to meet all your needs.

The Team First Federal Credit Union began as the Teamsters Local #771 Federal Credit Union in February 1962. Dick Dodge attended the union meeting that month and explained how a credit union operated. A vote was taken and passed to establish a credit union to serve members of the Teamsters Local #771 and their families. Les Witmer and Short Rineer were elected to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Witmer served on the Board of Directors until retiring in March of 2011. He oversaw many changes and significant growth during that time. All that was needed to join the credit union in the beginning was 50 cents. With membership, you were immediately eligible for all the services offered, including applying for a loan.

Many Teamsters were able to purchase homes because of the credit union, including Short Rineer's son Dick and his wife Penny. In 1973, they joined the credit union and received a loan that they used to purchase the home the couple still lives in today!

Ray Sumpman, another founder of the credit union, provided space in his home for the credit union and served as manager until 1985. The credit union operated out of various rooms in his home, finally settling in on the back porch/office until 2011. This setting helped establish the "Family within a family" atmosphere that the members have always found unique and special while conducting business with the credit union.

In 2010, several decisions on the future of the credit union had to be made. After reviewing the current membership, and many discussions, the Board of Directors realized that through the years the credit union had grown to include not only Teamsters, but also a wide variety of family members. They reached the decision to change our name to Team First Federal Credit Union. This name better reflected the growing diversity of the membership. The word "Team" was included in the new name to maintain the connection to the deep roots with the Teamsters organization.

In order to service these members more efficiently, it was decided that the credit union would also need to find a new home. The new office is located at 111 Centerville Road, where a larger selection of services is now being offered. This office also provides the space for staff to work with more members throughout the day and still continue the traditional "Family within a family" approach.

If you would like to join our credit union or if you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to visit one of our two convenient office locations in Lancaster. You can also feel free to call or email us. The staff of Team First Federal Credit Union looks forward to serving all your financial needs!