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…

nelson-profile

Nelson Schonfeldt

Nelson Schonfeldt joined The Orchard in September 2016. Hailing from rural Adelaide, 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 Discipleship & Young Adults Pastor at The Orchard. As a typical Adelaide boy, Nelson derives pleasure…

Mike Johnston Profile

Michael Johnston

Mike is the fortunate husband of Holly and proud father of Ruby, Harper and Beau. Mike was raised in an amazing Christian home by his Northern Irish parents Brian and Grace along with his six sisters and three brothers. Born and raised in Tauranga, Mike loved his time at Bethlehem college where he attended from…

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…