Mark and Cindy Freer
Mark and Cindy Freer currently serve with One Mission Society in Life Coaching Ministry, enabling missionaries to get to the field, stay on the field, and minister successfully—to fit and flourish. They train, empower, equip, mentor, coach, and develop new missionaries going overseas; those in transition or on deputation; struggling missionaries, helping them stay on the field; and missionaries and national leaders to grow in their spiritual lives, personal/family relationships, and ministry skills.
The Freers served in the South Pacific with One Mission Society from 1993 to 2016 in the areas of leadership and education. Cindy served as high school principal, guidance counselor, and teacher at Wesley International School, a Christian school for missionary children. She was also the worship leader of the Malang English Service. Mark served as field director for the OMS South Pacific team for many years, as well as professor and treasurer for Nusantara Bible Seminary. He served on the boards and as treasurer of Charis National Academy and Wesley International School. He also served as the general contractor for many of the building projects for all three school and provided oversight for the development of those schools.
Mark and Cindy received undergraduate degrees from the College of Wooster in Ohio in 1976—Mark in chemistry and Cindy in religion. They then served for two years as dorm parents in a Louisiana United Methodist-related mission school where Mark supervised maintenance and Cindy directed the choir and youth ministries in a local United Methodist church.
Mark and Cindy earned master of divinity degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1981. They were both ordained elders in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1983 where they both served as pastors for 11 years. In 2004, Cindy earned a master of education degree from Seattle Pacific University.
The Freers have two grown sons, Andrew and Matthew, who live in Chicago. Andrew is married to Sara, with daughters Ada and Miriam.