ECCU Announces Retirement of Mark Holbrook, Commending the Credit Union’s CEO for 40 Years of Leadership in Christian Banking


March 2, 2015

Holbrook Cited As Motivational Driver Of The Organization, Growing The 50-Year-Old Institution To An Alliance Of More Than 10,000 People And Ministries In 130 Countries

BREA, Calif., (Mar 2, 2015) — Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) today announced that Mark Holbrook will retire on May 31, 2015 from his post as chief executive officer, a position he has held for the past 36 years. He joined ECCU four years prior and is widely acknowledged for helping to promote the Evangelical Christian credit union model and movement throughout the world.  

“It is an immeasurable privilege to have served ECCU these past 40 years,” Holbrook said. “I have been abundantly blessed in countless dimensions, especially in the joy of serving with so many gifted and committed coworkers. I will miss ECCU greatly, and will be eager to see how the Lord leads and uses the credit union in days and years to come.”

Holbrook joined the credit union a decade after its formation, quickly rising to leadership. As CEO, he has led a number of significant transformational changes to serve the Evangelical community. In this 50th year of operation, ECCU is once again evolving its business model to serve individual members of the Evangelical Christian community, in addition to the churches ECCU has served for decades. In preparation for his retirement, Holbrook also led ECCU in significantly developing the executive team over the past few years.

“I am confident the new executive team will provide the necessary leadership to facilitate a successful transition to the new chief executive and continue to find innovative ways to serve members,” he said.

ECCU has commenced a search for a new CEO who can carry out the Kingdom-building transformations Holbrook initiated to keep step with members’ evolving needs, including the development of consumer financial vehicles to fuel Evangelical ministries around the world.

D. Hilton and Associates has been contracted by ECCU to conduct a nationwide executive search to find the new top executive. The successful candidate will join ECCU at a unique inflection point, as ECCU crosses over to a much stronger model focused on individual members, while retaining its flagship model of serving churches.

Until a replacement is hired, three ECCU executives, Abel Pomar, Robert McDougall, and Steve Worthington, will transition Holbrook’s day-to-day duties and help ensure a seamless transition.


About Evangelical Christian Credit Union

Evangelical Christian Credit Union is a credit union for individuals and growing ministries across the country united by Evangelical Christianity. ECCU leaders have developed its financial services over decades of serving churches, Christian schools and other Evangelical ministries. Its more than 8,000 members comprise an alliance of Christian churches, parachurch ministries, schools, workers and individuals. ECCU is largely an online financial institution with headquarters in Orange County, Calif. Please visit for more information.

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