Craig Doctor, Transitional Pastor
With founding pastor Ron Lutjens’ retirement, Craig has been called and is delighted to serve, as Old Orchard’s transitional pastor. Craig holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Millsaps College and worked for years in corporate finance before starting a general contracting business—which he was operating when called to attend seminary. Craig and his wife Courtney both hold Master of Divinity degrees from Covenant Theological Seminary and both served on staff at the Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church following their graduation. Craig is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Covenant Seminary. Craig and Courtney have been blessed with four amazing children, two delightful daughters-in-law, and one absolutely wonderful grandson.
Ron Lutjens, Senior Pastor
Ron grew up in the New York metro area, but has been in the Midwest since his college days. He met and married his wife, Katherine, at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland in 1974 and together they are the proud and grateful parents of three grown children and seven delightful grandchildren. Ron was the planting pastor of Old Orchard Church in 1981 under the oversight of Grace and Peace Fellowship in St. Louis city. Ron holds a Masters degree in New Testament Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School north of Chicago and a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary here in St. Louis. The Lutjens live in Webster Groves near the church.
Joseph McDaniels, Associate Pastor of Families and Youth
Joseph McDaniels graduated from Covenant Seminary with a Master of Divinity ('15). He and his wife, Rachel, live in Maplewood, MO with their son, Benjamin and their daughter, Mollie. Joseph has served Old Orchard since July of 2015, and is ordained in the Missouri Presbytery.
- Greg Roig, Music Director/Ruling Elder
- Kelli McKie, Administrative Assistant/Summer Children's Program Coordinator
- Ron Nelson, Ruling Elder
- Matt Philip, Ruling Elder
- Mark Powers, Ruling Elder
- Durinda Hood, Deaconess
- Linda Lemen, Deaconess
- Chris Catlin, Deacon
- Ben Kraft, Deacon
- Denny Reinheimer, Deacon
- Susan O'Neal, Custodian
- Beverly Condray, Accompanist