Debra Mikels, CTFA

Personal Trust Manager

Debra joined First Merchants Trust Company in 2008 with more than 25 years of experience in personal trust administration. She began her trust career with Purdue National Bank in 1975, then with Bank One and JPMorgan Chase. Deb holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) professional designation from the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers.

She is a member of the Greater Lafayette Estate Planning Council and serves on the Purdue Planned Giving Committee. Deb is a former member of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity where she served as executive treasurer. She also volunteered for the Commerce B Division of the United Way of Greater Lafayette. 

Deb is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette and serves on its Community Alumni Relations Committee.  As a member of the Brookston United Methodist Church, Deb has served in many capacities, including endowment fund chair, finance committee member and as church treasurer.

Call Deb at 765.423.7255 or email her at

Deb Mikels, CTFA
Personal Trust Manager

Personal Trust Administration
Estate Administration 


Office: 765.423.7255
Cell: 765.426.1432
Fax: 765.429.4080

250 Main St.
Lafayette, IN 47901