Meet Our Staff
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Rev. Hahm began his appointment at Orchard in July 2021. Previously he served congregations in New York, Chicago, and Michigan. He also serves on the Michigan Conference Board of Ordained Ministry as Candidacy Chair. He is married to Dr. Jennifer Hahm, a psychologist at The University of Michigan.
Linda started at Orchard in 2001 when she answered an ad for a youth choir director. From there she has served as the junior high leader; youth director; Club 56 program developer and leader; and church administrator.
As the church put together a 5 Year Blueprint for Ministry, roles have been redefined and she serves as Office Administrator with areas of responsibility as Director of Communications (multimedia, special publications, graphics art/design) and Worship Producer, the favorite part of her job - and her passion - as she helps people to experience God in worship.
Oh, and she sings with the band, man! She's married to Randy. They have three daughters and 8 grandchildren.
Club 456 Leader
Kelly is our Club 456 (our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade ministry) leader. She has been active with our kids and youth for several years, helping out in VBS and our mid-week program by doing all things sports and games. Kelly has a passion for missions and is currently chairing our Missions Team. She is married and has three children.
Dr. Tom Clark
Dr. Tom is a clinical psychologist during the week and our organist on Sundays and for special services. Tom started piano lessons at age 4 and, as he says, “The rest is history!” His day job of being a “shrink” has him working with police officers, firefighters, pilots, and athletes, but that doesn’t outshine his love of being organist at Orchard. Some of the top joys in his life are assisting in praise and worship, being a musical blessing to others, and especially playing on one of the largest instruments in the state.
Tom has given concerts in such far-flung venues as the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Honolulu. He has been on Orchard's staff since 2000, and he adds that every year he has spent at Orchard has helped him grow in his love for the Lord and the ministry of this grace-filled congregation.
Nick was appointed as Associate Pastor to Orchard as of July 1, 2019. Prior to his appointment, Nick was involved in the youth leadership of Orchard United Church since 2006, serving first as Middle School Leader, then High School Leader. Among his many duties as Associate Pastor, Nick will be overseeing the Youth Ministry, leading both the senior and junior high youth, as well as leading the Men's Ministry. He is married to Lesley Bonsky, and has one child, Elijah. In his free time, Pastor Nick is an avid music listener, collecting vinyl records, and attending concerts.
Director of Children's Ministries
Colleen is thrilled to be a part of our children’s ministry program at OUMC. She comes to us with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and many years of experience in her own classrooms. Colleen met her husband Tim at Michigan State and they have three boys, Rian, Declan, and Eagan. She is passionate about helping the children of Orchard discover their own faith and use their gifts from God to do mission work in the community.
Mari Anne Wilcox
Connections and Outreach Coordinator
Mari Anne Wilcox joins the Orchard staff to coordinate Sunday mornings, connect people with each other and with ministries in the church, and to connect the church to the community. She’s previously served on staff as Children’s Ministry Director and then as Nursery Coordinator.
Mari Anne taught Special Ed (high school level) for Farmington Public Schools for 20 years. She recently retired due to lupus and its complications, went crazy as a stay-at-home mom, and is now very excited to talk with people and plan parties in this new position.
Mari Anne has three great kids: Keegan in the 3rd grade, Haley in 7th grade, and Marisa who is a freshman at Michigan Tech University. She loves golfing with her husband Rob and being outside with her kids in summer. Not only was Mari Anne’s love of younger children evident in her previous responsibilities at Orchard, she loves the older kids, too – she’s been on the last four Senior High Mission Trips and will be going this year on the Alaska mission trip!
Minjung joined Orchard's staff in 2018 as accompanist for the Chancel Choir. She is married and has three adorable children.
Director of Music Ministries
Jantz Black joined the Orchard ministry team as full-time Director of Music in July 2019. He has a degree in piano performance, with experience in piano, organ, handbells, praise band, conducting, and composition. Jantz has a wide interest in all kinds of music and worship styles. His dream for Orchard’s music ministries is to engage as many people in as many musical ways as possible. He also has two great kids, Christopher and Adrian.
Coordinator of Early Childhood Education
Tracey has spent most of her life caring for and/or teaching children — first, as the oldest of four siblings, then as babysitter, daycare worker, and finally teacher and mother. She holds a masters degree in teaching from the University of Virginia and BA from Wayne State University and likes to think she's earned another degree with all the parenting and child development books she's read ;). She taught 7 years in Metro Detroit public high schools before transitioning to staying home to teach her children and tutor others. She is happily married to Chris and is the homeschooling Mom to Jonas, Tobias, and Mattias. Tracey is passionate about teaching children how much they are loved by God, how big His grace is towards them, and how important and capable they are.
Interim Accounts Receivable
We can help you with any questions you may have about financial giving. Paul Lloyd has graciously stepped in as interim Accounts Receivable while we search for someone to fill this position.
Facilities Set Up
Sue manages all our facility setup and teardown needs. She's willing to help anywhere and everywhere there's a church event and a need to make the space ready. She also assists in the Media Booth helping to bring live streamed worship services to our congregation outside the sanctuary walls.