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 going to Purdue University and studied accounting. I was blessed to find a position as a financial analyst at Hill-Rom post graduation, and will celebrate 6 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 15 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 sixth 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 three 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 Vandalia, IL this July.
Hi, my name is Andrea Hartman. I’ve been a member of St. Anthony’s parish since at least 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, is 17 years old and absolutely loved her first mission trip in 2015 to Cedar Grove, WV. Our son, Joey, is 16 and joined the team last year after hearing about Bailey’s and Chuck’s experiences last summer. 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 Newark Valley, NY.



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!
Hi I am Barry Lecher. I have been a member of St.louis parish since 1993 when I married my wife Peggy. I live in Batesville with my wife & two daughters Krista (off to college) and Sydney. I have been involved with the music minstry St. Louis for many years and the youth mission team for the past six years.  I am a tool & die maker by trade and all around handy man (in other words too cheap to pay someone to fix things around the house) so going an a mission trip was right up my alley. I enjoy working with the kids and giving  little something back.



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.  We have 3 children (Erin–34, Stephanie–30, and William–22).  For the last 26 years, I’ve been employed by Wood-Mizer LLC.  I commuted to our corporate headquarters on the far west side of Indianapolis for 17 ½ years before resigning my position as Controller in 2006 and accepting a position as the company’s Cost Manager so I could work out of our manufacturing facility in New Point. 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.  The 2019 trip will be the 21st  mission trip I’ve helped organize for our youth.  In addition to the mission team, I’m a member of the Youth Ministry Core Team, the Respect Life Committee, and the Knights of Columbus.  I also serve as the Sacristan for the 5p mass on Saturday, an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a lector, and the Kiwanis rep for the local Cub Scout pack.  
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!​