Kirstin Bates

Assistant Personal Trust Officer

Kirstin Bates

Kirstin is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara.  She began her career working for an Estate and Tax attorney and then transitioned into Commercial Banking with a local community bank in the Bay Area.  In 2006 Kirstin relocated to Indiana to be closer to her husband's family and began working for First Merchants Trust Company shortly thereafter.  After years of working with clients, attorneys, CPAs and other Trust professionals in all aspects of personal trust she was promoted to Assistant Personal Trust Officer in January 2013.  In July of 2013 she completed Cannon Trust Scool I at the University of Notre Dame.

Kirstin's experience in meeting the daily needs of a variety of Trusts and Trust clients has proven to be invaluable in providing the superior level of service expected of First Merchants.

Call Kirstin at 317.566.7611 or email her at

Kirstin Bates
Assistant Personal Trust Officer

Personal Trust
Special Needs Trusts


Office: 317.566.7611
Fax: 317.844.2961

10333 N. Meridian St.
Suite 350
Indianapolis, IN 46290