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 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…

Des Langdon 2017

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…


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…

ian mcbride profile

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…

david reid profile

David Reid

David has lived in Te Puke since 1999. He is married to Nicci and has 3 teenage children. David and his family enjoy the variety of outdoors activities the region has to offer, as well as serving at The Orchard Church.

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…


Karen Reeve

Karen has been full time on staff since The Orchard opened its doors in December 2006. Before that she worked part time in the office at Beatty Ave Bible Chapel, so has been employed by this church for the past 18 years, give or take a little. Karen has four fantastic adult children, and 6 grandchildren. For fun, she loves…