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…

Dot Trewhitt Profile

Dot Trewhitt

Dot joined The Orchard staff in July 2020 and is working 4 days a week as the Executive Director of Operations and Facilities. Born and raised in Te Puke, originally attending the Presbyterian Church with her family, she has been part of The Orchard since 1983 when she met and subsequently married Ross Wadsworth, they…

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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…

Rebekah Reeve

Rebekah formally joined the team in March 2020 (having volunteered for many years) and currently leads the music and production ministries at The Orchard Church. Married to Blair they are committed to raising three kids and a big boofy dog! Rebekah was raised in a vibrant Christian family where evangelism was at the core of…

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…

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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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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…