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MEET THE TEAM

Rick Hays

INTERIM PASTOR

George Thomason

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Karlyn Loker

WORSHIP DIRECTOR

MaKenna Kelly

OC KIDS DIRECTOR

Randy Willett

OC KIDS PASTOR

Justine Loker

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Mark Miller

FACILITIES MANAGER

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RICK HAYS

INTERIM PASTOR

Rick joined Orchardville Church as the Youth Pastor for Modified Youth in January of 2017 and transitioned into the Interim Pastor position in January of 2021. He spent his early years growing up near Chicago (loves the Cubs) and moved to Southern Illinois with his family when he was in junior high. He gave his life to the Lord at a young age, but didn’t grasp the relationship Jesus wanted with him until he was out of high school. It was at this time he felt called to ministry. His passion for working with youth began when he began volunteering to help out with the youth group at his church. He volunteered as the youth pastor at a local church for eight years. During this time, he enrolled in college and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education/Special Education. He taught in the area for a few years before beginning his ministry here at Orchardville Church. 

Rick is married to Sara, his partner in ministry, and they have two children; a son named Jaxon and a daughter named Brylin. He enjoys spending time with his family, his friends, movies, reading, and coaching sports. Rick knows ministry is his calling and his heart is for as many people as possible to come to know Jesus as their Savior and best friend.

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GEORGE THOMASON

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

My name is George and I am the Associate Pastor. My wife’s name is Sam and we have five kids, two daughter-in-laws, and two grandkids. I am a semi-professional food critic and a great fish fryer. I also have a fear of dogs that I am slowly working to overcome with the help of God. I joined the team at Orchardville Church in 2005. It feels like a family here and I love getting to build and strengthen relationships – both with people and with God.

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MAKENNA KELLY

OC KIDS DIRECTOR

MaKenna joined our team in March of 2021. She has attended Orchardville Church since 2013 and has served in many different ministries since joining our family. She was raised in church and gave her life to Jesus in grade school. MaKenna is passionate about helping kids come into relationship with Jesus and in growing in their faith. She wants to teach kids how to live out their faith and to show the world the love of God. 

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JUSTINE LOKER

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Justine Loker has been married to Karlyn since 1983. They have 3 children, Kris, TJ, and Amanda, two daughter-in-laws, Deanna and Ashley, and 1 son-in-law, Canyon. They also have 5 grandchildren, Graceland, Javen, Kinley, Kaelynn, and Kylar. She has been on staff at Orchardville Church since 2005. Her hobbies include camping, 4 wheeling, spending time with her family and friends, reading, singing, and many other fun things! Her passion is serving with her husband on the worship team and seeing lives being changed because of the love of Jesus.

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MARK MILLER

FACILITIES MANAGER

Hi, my name is Mark Miller and I am the Facilities Manager here at Orchardville Church. My job is to maintain and make improvements to the buildings and grounds as needed. I prepare the buildings and grounds before and after services and events. I also help other staff members prepare their areas of ministry.

 

I married my high school sweetheart Jennifer in 1990. We have two boys and two girls and have recently begun our adventure as grandparents. We have been attending Orchardville Church since 1998 and love being apart of this church family. I have been employed here since the spring of 2016. The outdoors is where I like to spend most of my time. I enjoy working with my dad and my sons on our farm. I also enjoy riding my dual sport motorcycle and four wheeler, but spending time with my family is at the top of my priority list.

 

Working at Orchardville Church is something I feel God has prepared me for through previous jobs and experiences. I love the atmosphere here and am blessed to be a part of the ministry of this church. It’s exciting to see people as they grow in the Lord by reaching, teaching, and serving others.

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