Elders

Greg Burgess Profile

Greg Burgess

Greg grew up in country Western Australia. He moved to Perth for university and after graduating worked in the city for 3 years. During this time he came to faith in Christ, met and married his wife Wendy and together they had a son, Jordan. In 1990 the family moved to Adelaide to go to…

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Ian McBride

Ian has been a part of The Orchard Church since he was a child and has served as an Elder since 2014. Ian is married to Nikki and they have five wonderful children. Having served for 15 years as a pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship Ian has a passion for mission, and is the go to person…

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Des Langdon

Des is a Te Puke born and bred man, who returned to live in Te Puke in 1980. He has been privileged to serve as an Elder at The Orchard since some time late last century! Des’ introduction to Christianity came through the faithful teachers at the Pongakawa Sunday School. Although Des is officially retired; a…

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Torrey Hilton

Torrey joined The Orchard Eldership team in 2010. He also oversees the Worship team.
Torrey is married to Susan. They have four bodacious adult daughters, three stunning son in-laws and five cute as grandchildren.
Previously Torrey & Susan were the directors of the Kiwi Ranch camp and conference centres…

bevan jack profile

Bevan Jack

Bevan joined the Eldership team in 2016 and has been part of The Orchard family since 2012. He is married to Jen and they have two active and creative boys. Being an engineer Bevan loves to problem solve and serve others in practical ways. He usually isn’t too far from a power tool with chainsaws…

Igor Gerritsen

Igor Gerritsen

Igor and Hanna moved to the Bay of Plenty in 2011. They have three children and live in Papamoa. Igor served as our pastor for 5 years until June 2016, when he went on to take up a new ministry role of General Manager of the Living Stones Network.  He has a Bachelor of Ministries…