PASTOR ELDERS

Orchard Bible Church is led by a team of pastor-elders, who are responsible for the leadership and pastoral care of the church. For spiritual counsel or questions please contact us at Pastors@orchardbible.org

LARS ANDERSON

Preaching / Teaching / Women's Ministries

Family: Laura, Josette, Annelyse, and Wyatt

Birthplace: Marshall, MN

Education: B.A. Mathematics - Bethel University, M.S. Leadership and Management - Regis University

Employment: Project Manager

Contact Me: Lars@orchardbible.org

 

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Influencers: Don Carson, Tom Schreiner, Andreas Kostenberger, Gavin Ortlund, Alex Strauch

Favorite Books: Atonement and Justification by Martyn Lloyd-Jones; The King in His Beauty by Tom Schreiner; Jesus and the Gospels by Craig Blomberg

Other Favorites: Reading, outdoor cooking, fly fishing


NATE AYRES

Worship / Creative / Technical

Family: Michelle, Sophia, Liam, & Hunter

Birthplace: Wheatridge, CO

Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering - Colorado School of Mines, M.B.A. - University of Colorado at Denver

Employment: Business Owner

Contact Me: Nate@orchardbible.org

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Influencers: Tim Keller, Greg Koukl, John Piper 

Other Favorites: Technology, design, delicious foods and beverages


REED TAUSSIG

Pastoral Care / Global Missions

Family: Married to Kathy since 1975; three kids, all married; 8 grandchildren and counting...

Birthplace: Kremmling, CO

Education: B.A. Elementary Education - UNC Greeley, M.A. Biblical Studies NT - Denver Seminary

Contact Me: Reed@orchardbible.org

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Past Influencers: C.S. Lewis, A.W. Tozer;

Current Challengers: Jerry Bridges, J.C. Ryle

Other Favorites: Exploring God's creation. Keeping up with family!


BEN LEWIS

Connecting / Home Groups / Men's ministries

Family: Eliza, Samuel, Mimi, and Libby

Birthplace: Columbus, OH

Education: BS Economics, US Naval Academy

Employment: Financial Consultant

Favorite Verse: Ephesians 2:4-6, "But God, being rich in mercy..."

Contact Me: Ben@orchardbible.org

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Influencers: CS Lewis, Tim Keller, John MacArthur

Favorite Book: Knowledge of the Holy, AW Tozer

Other Favorites: Being outdoors, hiking, golf, football


PAUL SCRABECK

Youth / Counseling

Family: Linda, Isabel, Oakley, Brody, Gunnar

Birthplace: Watertown, SD

Education: B.A. in Biblical and Theological studies from Bethel University (St. Paul

Employment: Fire Medic at South Metro Fire Rescue

Favorite Verse: For I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God for salvation to those who believe Romans 1:16

Contact Me: Paul@orchardbible.org

 

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 Influencers: John Piper, Wayne Grudem, Al Mohler, D.A. Carson

Favorite Book: Praying with Paul by D.A. Carson

Other Favorites: good food, reading, woodworking, Twins baseball


Greg Smelker

Young adults / Youth

Family: Alexis, Kadin, Logan, Alex, Megan, Chase

Birthplace: Ashland, OH

Education: B.S. Computer Science and Math - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Employment: Software Engineering

Favorite Verse: Malachi 3:6 - "For I am the Lord and I do not change..."

Contact Me: greg@orchardbible.org

 

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 Influencers: Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Charles Spurgeon, Charles Ryrie, S. Lewis Johnson

Favorite Book: Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by Martyn Lloyd-Jones; The Glory of the Atonement by Multiple Authors; Living by Revealed Truth by Tom Nettles

Other Favorites: family, friends, food, and football!


DEACONS

Our deacons are responsible for the practical care of our church family. They may be contacted about any special needs of which you may be aware. Contact Bryan at: bryan@orchardbible.org

 

 Evan Bricker

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 Dale McKinney

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 Bryan Paine

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 John Pitzer

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 Will Ayres

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