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Meet Our Staff
You can email staff at ministry@orchardumc.org

Paul Hahm

Paul Hahm

Lead Pastor

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 Jennifer and have their daughter Emilia.

Jantz Black

Jantz Black

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. 

Tracey Huber

Tracey Huber

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. 

Sue Bartram

Sue Bartram

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.

Laura Speiran

Laura Speiran

Minister of Congregational Care

Rev. Speiran is an Ordained Deacon and was appointed to Orchard UMC in January 2023. She is a life-long
United Methodist and has also served churches in Clarkston and Saline, Michigan. Deacon Laura is passionate about walking alongside people who are going through health difficulties or other life struggles. She is also passionate about being an inclusive, welcoming church. Married to her high school sweetheart, Ross, for the past 32 years, she loves visiting their kids, Rebecca, in Seattle, and Eric, in upstate New York.

Linda Hall

Linda Hall

Office Administrator/Director of Communications

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. 

Dr. Tom Clark

Dr. Tom Clark

Organist

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.

Kelly Sheckell

Kelly Sheckell

Director of Discipleship

Kelly has worked at Orchard UMC in various roles with the youth since 2013. She has participated in numerous bible studies, book studies, parent groups, mission projects, and general church activities. Prior to her time at the church, she worked at a substance abuse center for teenagers, taught high school social studies for twelve years, and coached high school basketball.

Kelly has a passion for the youth, missions, and faith formation. As Director of Discipleship, the primary focus for the upcoming year will be middle and senior high youth groups, youth programming, and the youth mission trip. A seamless Christian education experience for our Orchard children, preschool through high school, will also be a priority.

While playing basketball at Albion College, Kelly met her husband, Steve. They have three children, Drew, Sam, and Erin.

Colleen Aben

Colleen Aben

Director of Children's Ministries

Colleen is thrilled to be a part of our children’s ministry program at OUMC. She has 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.

Minjung Byun

Minjung Byun

Pianist

Minjung joined Orchard's staff in 2018 as accompanist for the Chancel Choir. She is married and has three adorable children. 

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