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 from an “Adelaide Crows” Aussie Rules football win, as well as from participating in or watching many other sports. He is very interested in the great outdoors and is still in shock from discovering the abundance of what New Zealand has to offer in this regard – camping, tramping, fishing, lakes (non-existent in Adelaide!), skiing, surfing, mountain biking…the list goes on! To remain grounded, Nelson also enjoys catching up over a good coffee.