Orchard Hill Staff

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Senior Pastor

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Dr. Kurt Bjorklund

Kurt is the Senior Pastor at Orchard Hill Church and has served in that role since 2005. Under his leadership, the church has grown substantially, developed the Wexford campus through two significant expansions, and launched two new campuses. Orchard Hill has continued to serve the under-served throughout the community.

Kurt’s teaching can be heard weekdays on the local Christian radio and his messages are broadcast on two different television stations in Pittsburgh. Kurt is a sought-after speaker, speaking at several Christian colleges and camps. He has published a book with Moody Press called, Prayers For Today.

Before Orchard Hill, Kurt led a church in Michigan through a decade of substantial growth. He worked in student ministry in Chicago as well as served as the Director of Outreach/Missions for Trinity International University. Kurt graduated from Wheaton College (BA), Trinity Divinity School (M. Div), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (D. Min).

Kurt and his wife, Faith, have four sons. 

 
 
 

Campus Staff

 
Joel Haldeman   Campus Pastor, Strip District

Joel Haldeman
Campus Pastor, Strip District

Brady Randall   Campus Pastor, Butler County

Brady Randall
Campus Pastor, Butler County

Kay Warheit   Director of Women's Ministry, Butler County

Kay Warheit
Director of Women's Ministry, Butler County

Jess Munger   Ministry Connector, Strip District

Jess Munger
Ministry Connector, Strip District

 
 
 
Dr. Terry Thomas   Teaching Pastor

Dr. Terry Thomas
Teaching Pastor

 
 

Adult Ministry

 
Rick Iglesias   Life Stage Pastor + Director of Ministries

Rick Iglesias
Life Stage Pastor +
Director of Ministries

Mike Hatch   Life Stage Pastor + Director of Men's Ministry

Mike Hatch
Life Stage Pastor +
Director of Men's Ministry

Josiah Leuenberger   Life Stage Leader + Director of Young Adult Ministry

Josiah Leuenberger
Life Stage Leader +
Director of Young Adult Ministry

JoAnn Adams   Life Stage Leader + Co-director of Women's Ministry

JoAnn Adams
Life Stage Leader +
Co-director of Women's Ministry

 
 
 
Emily DeAngelo   Life Stage Leader + Co-director of Women's Ministry

Emily DeAngelo
Life Stage Leader +
Co-director of Women's Ministry

George Palombo   Life Stage Pastor +  Director of Eleos Ministry

George Palombo
Life Stage Pastor +
Director of Eleos Ministry

 
 

Student Ministry

Russ Brasher   Director of Student Ministry + High School Ministry Leader

Russ Brasher
Director of Student Ministry +
High School Ministry Leader

Jenna Bajuszik   Middle School Ministry Leader

Jenna Bajuszik
Middle School Ministry Leader

Evan Brem   Middle School Ministry Leader

Evan Brem
Middle School Ministry Leader

Allyson Wagner   High School Ministry Leader

Allyson Wagner
High School Ministry Leader

 
 

Kids' Ministry

 
Emily Roberts   Director of Kids Ministry  

Emily Roberts
Director of Kids Ministry
 

Michelle Simon   Elementary Coordinator  

Michelle Simon
Elementary Coordinator
 

Cindy Runco   Director of Sports & Rec + Early Childhood Coordinator

Cindy Runco
Director of Sports & Rec +
Early Childhood Coordinator

 
 

Worship Arts

 
Dan Shields   Director of Worship Arts

Dan Shields
Director of Worship Arts

John Cornelius   Technical Director

John Cornelius
Technical Director

Joe Feick   Music Director

Joe Feick
Music Director

Josh Thomas   Technical Producer

Josh Thomas
Technical Producer

 
 
 
Sara Venturi   Assistant Technical Director

Sara Venturi
Assistant Technical Director

David Bowens   Worship Leader

David Bowens
Worship Leader

Rick Gallagher  Chapel Worship Leader

Rick Gallagher
Chapel Worship Leader

Rick Dickerson  Worship Drummer

Rick Dickerson
Worship Drummer

 
 
 
Chris Jamison   Worship Leader

Chris Jamison
Worship Leader

 
 

Finance

 
Kevin Cotter   Director of Finance & Operations

Kevin Cotter
Director of Finance & Operations

Carole Scheib   Finance & HR Administrator

Carole Scheib
Finance & HR Administrator

Meg Lauer   Finance Administrator

Meg Lauer
Finance Administrator

Nancy Buckman   Finance Administrator  

Nancy Buckman
Finance Administrator
 

 
 

Ministry Support

Suzanne Pietro   Director of Communications

Suzanne Pietro
Director of Communications

Amy Mehler   Administrative Team Leader

Amy Mehler
Administrative Team Leader

Jackie Wick   Wedding Coordinator

Jackie Wick
Wedding Coordinator

Cindy Adams   Assistant to Senior Pastor

Cindy Adams
Assistant to Senior Pastor

 
 
Lyndsay Denmead   Administrative Support

Lyndsay Denmead
Administrative Support

Cindi Fisher   Administrative Support

Cindi Fisher
Administrative Support

Lori Thee   Design Assistant

Lori Thee
Design Assistant

Kathy Roberts   Counseling/Administrative Support

Kathy Roberts
Counseling/Administrative Support

 
 
 
Tyler Thomas   Data Manager

Tyler Thomas
Data Manager

Attaleigh Thurber   Administrative Support

Attaleigh Thurber
Administrative Support

Cindy Tomaro   Counseling/Administrative Support

Cindy Tomaro
Counseling/Administrative Support

 
 

Operations Team

 
Brian Schram   Operations Team Leader

Brian Schram
Operations Team Leader

Jon Barilla   Events & Maintenance Coordinator

Jon Barilla
Events & Maintenance Coordinator

Mike Fischbaugh  Operations Team Member

Mike Fischbaugh
Operations Team Member

Randi Kwiatkowski  Operations Team Member

Randi Kwiatkowski
Operations Team Member

 
 
 
Sara Namath  Operations Team Member

Sara Namath
Operations Team Member

Ken Cramp  Operations Team Member

Ken Cramp
Operations Team Member

 
 

Counseling

Faith Bjorklund, M.A.  Counselor

Faith Bjorklund, M.A.
Counselor

Michael Dunbar, M.A. & LPC  Counselor

Michael Dunbar, M.A. & LPC
Counselor

Stacy Gallagher, M.A.  Counselor

Stacy Gallagher, M.A.
Counselor

Brad Heyl, M.A.  Counselor

Brad Heyl, M.A.
Counselor

 
 
Cathy Grieb, M.A.  Counselor

Cathy Grieb, M.A.
Counselor

 
 

Governing Board

 

Elders

Dr. Kurt Bjorklund, Senior Pastor

Rich Bugni

Marc Cosentino

Angelo DiBiasi

John Fuller

Dr. Steve Jones, Chairman

Pete Mendes

Steve Nagler

Ron Schmitt

Servant Leaders

Derek Bozek

Jesse Flot

Lynn Hohman

Valerie Johnson

John Salvini

Mallory Schreffler

Ayhan Ulke

Tonya Weimer, Secretary

 
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