Children’s Ministries Director

Shari Bittles directs our Children’s Ministries.

Originally from Wawaka, Ind., Shari came to the West Lafayette area to attend Purdue University.  She graduated from Purdue with a degree in criminal justice with a focus on juvenile delinquency. 

Shari has been a vital part of the ministries at First Church since  2003 and has served as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School leader, acolyte coordinator, Faith Safari leader, Worship Express leader, or wherever she is needed. She is responsible for programming for children birth through the 6th grade.

She and her husband have two children, Natalie and Bradley.  She enjoys reading, crafting, crocheting, and serving the children and families at First United Methodist Church.

Contact Shari at (765) 743-1285 or