My name is Deacon Ron Freyer and I grew up in the big town of Spades. I went to grade school at St. Nicholas for eight years. I graduated from East Central high school. I married the love of my life Mary Beth in 1980. We have four children; Josh who is married to Faith and has three boy’s Christion, AJ, and Austin,  then Melissa, Joe, and Angela. They all have been on at least one mission trip and felt God’s presence. I love God and followed his call for me into the Deaconate and was ordained June 2012. I work for Heartland Engineering in Harrison Ohio and I am the second shift supervisor. I love my life and enjoy all things in it. Family is very important to me. This will be my 12th mission trip and I am very excited to go again. In my life God has been very good to me and hope to spread his love to all I meet.
I’m Kim Koehne, and have been a member of St. Louis Church for most of my life. I attended St. Louis School and Oldenburg Academy before attending Purdue University and studying accounting. I was blessed to find a position at Hill-Rom post graduation, and will celebrate 9 years there in January. After becoming very active with the Catholic Church during college, I have continued searching for ways to serve our parish. Currently I am a lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, serve on Faith Formation Commission, and teach the Confirmation religious education class. In the past I have participated in Christ Renews His Parish, Bible Studies, and other areas. This will be my fifth mission trip and am excited to see how Christ will work in and through the Tri Force team!



Hi my name is Mike Gerstbauer and I have been a member of St. Louis Parish for over 18 years.  Throughout those years I have had the opportunity to serve in many capacities but my most favorite would have to be the St. Louis Mission Team.  This year will be my eighth trip with the youth of our parish.  The Tri-Force Mission team is a wonderful opportunity to share the gifts that I have been given while empowering our high school youth to believe in their ability to serve others as Christ has taught us.  I am especially excited because I will again be attending with two of my own children.  It is amazing to watch the transformation of the kids as they discover the joy of helping people they don't even know and having fun in the process.  My wife Cindy and I believe strongly in this service team and we are honored to use it as a growth opportunity for our 5 children.  Pray for us as we prepare to serve our soon to be friends in Topeka, KS this July.
Hi, my name is Andrea Hartman. I’ve been a member of St. Anthony’s parish since 1993, when Chuck & I got married.  I grew up as a member of St Peter’s parish in Franklin County.  I work as a part-time secretary, a substitute teaching assistant, and volunteer as a coordinator at the Batesville Food Pantry. Our daughter, Bailey, and our son, Joe, have absolutely loved their years on the mission team. (Bailey can't wait to come back as a chaperone!) I’m excited to be a part of the mission trip again this year, and look forward to helping the team help families in need in Topeka, Kansas.



Hi, my name is Christy Fulton. I have been a member of St. Louis parish since 2016. Prior to that, our family belonged to St. Lawrence parish (beginning in 2000). My husband, Dave, & I continue to live with our 3 children in Hidden Valley Lake in Lawrenceburg, IN. Madison (17), Hannah (15) and Ben (13) are all participating in the mission team this year – one as a first year and one as a last! I am a Dental Hygienist by training, but spend most of my time supporting the needs of a busy family and running an equine operation in Bright, IN. I am looking forward to working with all 3 of my children to serve those in need. I see this year’s trip as a once in a lifetime opportunity and can’t wait to contribute!
 Hi My name is Barry Lecher. I have been a member of St Louis parish since 1993 when I married my wife Peggy and a member of the mission team since 2011. My youngest has moved on to college but I loved the work that we did with the mission team so much that I will keep coming as long as they will put up with me. I am in the tool and die trade and a home handy man (too cheap to pay someone to work on my house). I enjoy working with the kids and helping those in need by sharing my skills.



Hello, my name is Jennifer Meer. I have been a member of St. Louis Parish for about 20 years. I married by husband, Joe in 1994. We have 4 children (Emily 23, Jessica 21, Laura 19 & Nicholas 17). All my kids attended St. Louis School. I work in the Finance Department at Hill-Rom. I have coached the 7th & 8th grade volleyball at St. Louis School for the last 4 years. This will be my 4th mission trip but the first year with Tri-Force Mission Team. In my past trips, it always amazes me how much the youth grow within their relationships with others and their faith. I am excited to be able to help lead our youth in this journey.
Hello, I am Chuck Hartman.  I have been a member of St. Anthony's Church for most of my life.  Over the years, I've served on Parish Council, the Finance Committee, and I've been very active in our annual parish picnic and with various projects at church.  I live with my wife Andrea and two children, Bailey and Joey, on a small farm near Morris.  After serving in the US Army, I have been employed by AT&T Mobility for over 20 years. My first mission trip in 2015 made a strong enough impression that I wanted to share the experience with the rest of my family.  I am thrilled that we are going again this year, and I can’t wait to get to work!​



Hi my name is John Gerstbauer. I have lived in Batesville for most of my life. I have been a member of St. Louis church all my life and attended St. Louis school for all of grade school. After grade school I attended Batesville high school and loved playing football and track. Since high school I have worked at Levenstiens in Greensburg as a commercial floor installer. As a youth I went on 5 mission trips with TriForce missions and loved it so much that I had to come back to lead the youth of today as a chaperone! These trips have changed my life forever and I am pumped to come back for my 7th trip!
I am Carrie Wesseler. I have had the priviliage of working with the youth of St. Louis Parish as the Coordinator of Youth Ministries since January of 2011. I have been a member of St. Louis Church for most of my life and attended St. Louis School as a youth. I live in Batesville with my husband, Neil, and our three children, Josie, Sophie and Donovan.  Before becoming employed by the church, I was a stay-at-home mom and volunteered my time to the church and other organizations in the community including Totes for Tots and Teens, Inc., which I founded in 2005. The 2019 mission trip will be my 8th mission trip. I am excited for another great year!



My name is Dave Meyer.  I’m a 1967 graduate of SLS and a 1971 graduate of BHS.  After serving in the US Army (a tough 3-year tour of duty in Hawaii), I graduated from IU in 1979. My wife (Rose) and I were married in June 1979 and have 3 children.  For the last 29 years, I’ve been employed by Wood-Mizer LLC.  I resigned as Controller in 2006 and accepted a position as the company’s Cost Accountant so I could work at our New Point manufacturing facility (now Batesville) and spend more time with my family. After surviving 3 cancer diagnoses in 1993, I became involved with the Youth Ministry program.  In 1996 & 1997, Rose and I went on company sponsored mission trips to Poland and the Ukraine.  The
experience made us realize that the youth of our parish (especially our children), needed to see how good they have it here in Batesville.  In 1998, we worked with the Youth Coordinator to organize the 1st Sr High Mission Trip to Harlan, KY and the 2019 trip will be the 21st mission trip I’ve helped organize for our youth.  I stay involved because of the tremendous spiritual and personal growth I get to witness
in our youth (and because sleeping on an air mattress on classroom floors keeps me young).