Pastoral Care is the aspect of our church’s ministry that is concerned with the well being of both individuals and the community.  As Christians, pastoral care is first and foremost an attitude of care for each other, which is the responsibility of every church member.  Our prayer and goal is that at Orchard Hill we will create a relaxed and warm environment where ministering and caring for each other within the body of the church is the norm.

Organized Pastoral Care at Orchard Hill is taken care of through:


Emergency Needs/Visitation

There are times when crisis’ arise and you need to reach a pastor. If it is during business hours you may call the church office and be connected with one of the pastors.  If it is after business hours or on the weekend contact Pastor Kathy at home at 616.551.3455 or on her cell at 616.566.0814, she is available night or day.


Care Callers

These are individual volunteers in our congregation that make calls on members of the congregation that are consider shut-ins and need a little extra attention.


Prayer Ministry

Following our morning service, teams of intercessors are available to pray for you and your needs.  Just come forward after the service and request prayer.


Stephen’s Ministers

These are trained volunteers to give support in long term crisis like death of a loved one, health issues, or divorce.  These volunteers will give one on one care in weekly contact with the person in need.  To ask for a Stephen’s minister contact Pastor Kathy.


Small Group or LTG

Small groups are a great place to receive support and care from your church family.  When a person is a member of a Small Group, care will usually operate through that small group of people.


Email Prayer Line

To have a prayer need placed on the email prayer line please contact Allyssa in the front office by phone or email. To receive the prayer needs by email login on to the Orchard Hill website and sign up.


Visitation Coordinator

Recognizing the special needs of some of our seniors and Shut-ins, our Visitation Coordinator serves Orchard Hill in a part-time capacity to make home or hospital visits.  Contact Bev Buikema or Pastor Kathy if you believe a call needs to be made.


Pastoral Counseling

If you are in need of an ear to bounce something off of or are in spiritual indecision or need pastoral care contact Pastor Kathy at 784.4060 ext. 225 or email her at


Orchard Hill Counseling Center

Orchard Hill Church

1465 Three Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544