Our Leadership

Church Staff


Bob Karel

Lead Pastor

Bob has served as the Lead Pastor since January 2006. Bob’s role at Orchard Hill is to primarily focus on vision and direction, preaching and teaching, and overseeing the OHC staff. Bob was raised in West Michigan and is married to his supportive wife, Amy. He has two grown children, Rebekah and Jordan. Away from church, Bob enjoys biking, traveling, being involved in community theatre productions, and playing pickleball.
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Laura Dilley

Pastor of Outreach and Small Groups

Pastor Laura has been serving at Orchard Hill Church since 2012 and her ministry focuses on outreach and community groups. She is a Grand Rapids native but lives in Grand Haven since her marriage to her husband Kurt in 2018. Laura is passionate about mission and she and Kurt spend much of their free time with friends and family, or being active in God’s creation.
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Wendy Huizinga

Director of Music & Worship Arts

Wendy began serving at Orchard Hill in 2008. She is the music minister and director of worship arts. Her heart is for leading and helping people develop their artistic gifts to use in worship. She plans services and leads worship most Sundays with a team of talented musicians, works with the ministry team, and oversees the summer Arts Camp. Wendy is married to Mark who is a technical genius and a great partner in ministry. They have three children, Brennan, Bradley, and Kensley.
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Greg Salmon

Youth Pastor

Greg joined Orchard Hill staff in 2013. Greg leads the middle school and high school ministries. The youth ministry team desires to introduce students to Jesus Christ and to disciple students into lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Greg loves to play basketball and do anything outside. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time out on the lake fishing and boating. When the weather turns cold you can find him hunting and skiing.
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Miranda Huyck

Children’s Coordinator

Miranda has been with Orchard Hill since 2017. Miranda works with the kids of Orchard Hill from babies through 5th grade. She loves teaching kids, especially teaching kids about Jesus! Miranda has been married to Nate since June 2016. They have a son named Simon. In her spare time, Miranda loves to spend time with Nate watching a good movie or TV series, and they love to play video games together.
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Bev Buikema

Visitation Coordinator

Bev has been the Visitation Coordinator at Orchard Hill since 2012. She has the privilege of calling on all the shut-ins as well as those admitted to the hospital. She enjoys sharing God’s word with them, praying for them, and for those that are not able to attend church, serve communion to them. Since Bev is part time, that leaves her a lot of time to enjoy with family. Bev enjoys swimming, reading, and a good cup of coffee.


Terri Thompson

Ministry Assistant

Terri has been with Orchard Hill since May, 2019. She works in the front office supporting the ministry staff wherever there is a need. Terri has been married to her husband, Dave, since 1988. They have 3 grown children, Chris and his wife Samantha, Casey, and Allyssa. They also have two grandchildren, Mila and Ronan who are the joy of their lives! Outside of church, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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Randy DeYoung

Finance Manager

Randy has been with Orchard Hill since 2018. Randy retired from Bissell in 2018 after a 43 year career in accounting and finance. He and his wife Karen have 3 adult daughters and 6 grandchildren and have been members at Orchard Hill since 1985. Randy grew up in Fremont, Michigan and attended Calvin College and GVSU. In his spare time he enjoys time with family, traveling, golf and collecting and repairing antique clocks.
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Jennifer Gray

Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Childcare Center Director

Jennifer has been the director of the Learning Center since 1998. She is responsible for the day to day operation of the preschool and child care center. That includes working with staff, families, and children daily. Jennifer has been married to Stew since 1992 and they have two wonderful children, Jakob and Sara.


Mark Bauer

Building & Grounds Manager

Mark and his wife Joy, have been members of Orchard Hill since 2013. They have two children, Emily and Evan. Mark is responsible for setting up for special events at OHC and oversees any maintenance that needs to be done to the building or grounds of the church. He started as a part of the OHC staff in October 2021.


Denise Ford

Worship Ministry Assistant

Denise has been with Orchard Hill since 2006. She works part time as the worship assistant for Wendy Huizinga. She helps with scheduling the vocalists/band members each week, getting things prepared for weekly rehearsals and Sunday mornings, and many more odds and ends items. She also plays the synth. Denise works for Advance Local full time doing collections. She and Kevin were married in 2011 and have a son, Leeland and a daughter, Shelby.


Stacy Salmon

Kids Hope Director

Stacy began as the Kids Hope Director with Orchard Hill in August of 2018. She is blessed to work with Orchard Hill to pair mentors with students from Kenowa Hills Central Elementary to foster success in school and life. Kids Hope strives to help students experience love and hope. Stacy is a Kindergarten and First grade teacher for students with severe speech and language impairments. When not at work, Stacy enjoys running, reading, and relaxing on the beach.


Andy Sarmiento

Technical Coordinator

Andy joined the team in August of 2023. His goal in working at Orchard Hill is to be a joy wherever he goes. He's married to his wonderful wife, Bailey and enjoys music in every aspect, whether it's listening, writing, producing, and anything AV related. He's happy to get to use those gifts here at Orchard Hill!


Mackenzie Stubblefield

Flock Leader

Mackenzie joined the Orchard Hill staff in August 2023. She has the privilege to lead and disciple the young adults' group (18-25 year olds) called “The Flock.” Mackenzie is currently attending Calvin University.

Elders and Deacons


Cori Kahler

Head of Governing Elders


Mary Broene

Mary Broene

Governing Elder


Dan Dewaal

Dan DeWaal

Governing Elder


Dan Heitzman

Dan Heitzman

Governing Elder



Phyllis Russell

Governing Elder



Randy DeYoung

Shepherding Elder



Marlene Feistamel

Shepherding Elder



Jodi Koster

Shepherding Elder



Rob Lough

Shepherding Elder


Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson

Shepherding Elder

Leigh Van Putten

Shepherding Elder



Roger Banaszak

Shepherding Deacon



Mark Bauer

Shepherding Deacon


Megan Bollo

Megan Bollo

Shepherding Deacon



Beth DeWaal

Shepherding Deacon


Jenni Lewis

Jenni Lewis

Shepherding Deacon



Julie Lough

Shepherding Deacon