2021 Nominating Committee Candidates

Posted on May 28 2021 in Decatur County REMC


Chris Morrow resides on Ironmine Road in Westport. He is a 2004 graduate of South Decatur High School and is currently a paramedic student at Ivy Tech. Morrow works as a full time EMT/firefighter for Letts Fire Department. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter since 2004. 

Morrow’s favorite part of being a member of DCREMC is the opportunity to be involved and serve his community because he enjoys helping and supporting the members of his community.


Albert Armand is a southwestern Decatur County native. He graduated from South Decatur High School and Purdue University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics. Armand and his family raise hogs, cattle, grain and vegetable crops. His favorite crop is pumpkins. 

Armand currently serves on the Westport Fire board and is past president of the Decatur County Area Plan board, Decatur County board of zoning appeals, and Decatur County soil and water district. He has also served on the Greensburg Farmers’ Market board, Decatur County 4-H council and Decatur County fair board. Armand and his wife, Diane are parents to Ellie, Lexie, and Will Armand. He has been a DCREMC member since 1985 and says his favorite thing about being a member is knowing that the cooperative is member-owned. 


Angela Brewer lives on Base Road in North Vernon. She has worked in the banking industry for 33 years after completing an accounting program after high school. 

Brewer is a 12-year member of DCREMC and enjoys receiving the Indiana Connection magazine each month. She adds that it contains good information that helps keep her informed. 


Jarrod Daeger and his wife, Haley, live on 450 North in North Vernon. He earned his bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing from University of Southern Indiana in 2011. Daeger has worked as a realtor for Coldwell Banker in North Vernon for nine years. He has served as a board member for the North Vernon Utilities and is currently a member of St. Ann’s Church, Knights of Columbus, and serves on the board of directors for the St. Ann’s golf course. 

Daeger has been a member of DCREMC for seven years and adds that what he likes most about being a Decatur County REMC member is working with a local co-op and dealing with local folks from our communities.


Tim Huguenard and his wife, Jeanne, reside on 400 South in Greensburg. He graduated from Ohio University in 1968 and is a Vietnam veteran. 

Huguenard is a retired agricultural district representative for Southeast Indiana, spending the majority of his career with Monsanto for 20 years. He attends St. Paul’s Luthern Church in Smyrna. 

Huguenard has been a member of DCREMC for 45 years and says his favorite thing about being a member is “having enjoyed reliable service with a utility I can’t live without.”


Joe Dwenger resides on 480 East in Greensburg. He has worked as a plant operator for Hot Mix Inc. (part of New Point Stone and Valley Asphalt) for 42 years. 

Dwenger is a past officer of the North Branch men’s league and present officer of an investment club. He is a member of St. Maurice Church of Napoleon and a member of North Branch golf course. Dwenger has been a DCREMC member since 1987 and appreciates that it is a member-owned cooperative.


Dan Schantz and his wife Jamie reside on County Road 50 West in Batesville. He is an Indiana University graduate with a degree in accounting and management administration. Schantz is retired from over 30 years of service at Hillenbrand Industries Incorporated where he held executive positions in accounting, finance, and human resources. He has also provided consulting services regarding rules and regulations related to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Schantz has served on the Ripley County Community Foundation board as well as the Oak Heritage Conservancy board. Schantz also served one year on the DCREMC board of directors, fulfilling the final year of a term following the retirement of a previous board member. 


Joyce Kessens and her husband Bob, reside on 100 West in Batesville. They operate a farm including cow/calf operation, raising hogs and producing corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. 

Kessens is a graduate of Batesville High School and has served on the FSA board for Ripley County. She is also a member of Indiana Farm Bureau. 

Kessens has been a member of DCREMC for 44 years. She has always liked the member programs such as the light bulbs, the Christmas light exchange and now all the new benefits offered.