Ministry Leaders

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…

Pastor Bevan Smith

Bevan Smith

Bevan has been part of The Orchard Pastoral team since 2013. He is currently the Community Life Pastor overseeing the Life Groups. Bevan is married to Audrey, their children have now grown and (mostly) left the nest and even provided them with grandchildren. To unwind Bevan loves a competitive game of badminton and getting out on…

nelson-profile

Nelson Schonfeldt

Nelson Schonfeldt joined The Orchard in September, 2016. Hailing from the cute Adelaide Hills town of Cudlee Creek in South Australia, he made the move to the Bay of Plenty after completing his Bachelor of Ministries in 2014. He is excited to be in the role of Youth Director at The Orchard. As a typical Adelaide boy,…

jodi wichers profile

Jodi Wichers

Jodi joined The Orchard staff in 2016 and is working two days a week as the Children’s Ministry Director. She has been a part of this church since 1995 when she arrived in Te Puke freshly married to Andy. They now have four children – Jake, Max, Katie and Lucy who are all rapidly passing…