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JEREMY WONG

Pastor, Elder

jeremy@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

Married to MaryAnn Wong. Father to two girls Lauren and Katelyn.

EDUCATION

Biola- BS in Music

Sandhill- Blue Cord

Faith Seminary- MDiv

SALVATION STORY

‍God's effectual calling through my mother and two men who mentored me through high school youth group.

FAVORITE VERSES

‍1 Sam 15:33 or 1 Cor 6:11 "And such were some of you..."

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

‍Lifting, launching projectiles, laughing, loyalty, lunch, logic, lions, lychee, learning, leadership, and boba.


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DANIEL KIM

Pastor, Elder

dk@orchardcommunity.org

EDUCATION

B.S. in Psychobiology from UCLA

MDiv. in Christian Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

SALVATION STORY

‍Daniel was born into a Christian home in which his grandmother was a great influence on him as she often led nightly family worship for Daniel and his siblings. Although he may not have understood what was going on, Daniel knew that God was important to his family. It was in the summer before 7th grade at a youth retreat that Daniel came to understand that he was a sinner in need of a savior and that Jesus Christ was the only savior that could atone for his sins. By God’s grace, Daniel placed his trust in Jesus and continued to grow in his faith from there.

FAVORITE VERSES

‍1 Peter 1:13-21

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

‍Playing and watching basketball (specifically GSW). Drinking coffee and reading in coffee shops. Eating all kinds of foods. Playing games (sports, board games, video games, competition in general). Going out into nature. Likes but avoids Korean dramas (and TV) because he gets sucked into them.


 

JOHN STRINGER

Elder

jstringer@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

SALVATION STORY

 

FAVORITE VERSES

 

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BRAD FIFER

Elder

brad@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

My family moved to the South Bay Area when I was 2 years old. Growing up, I went to public schools. I met Karen, my wife, in a college/careers group at church. We got married in 1996. I am retired from teaching after a 30-year teaching career in Cupertino Union School District.

EDUCATION

BA in Liberal Studies, San Jose State in 1989

Teaching credential in 1990

MA in Education, San Jose State in 1996

SALVATION STORY

I did not grow up going to church. I learned about salvation in Jesus Christ through the high school campus ministry called Young Life. By God’s grace I was saved in the summer of 1981.

FAVORITE VERSES

Romans 5:8 “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

I enjoy getting together with friends. I also enjoy watching Giants’ baseball, fishing, hiking, and photography.


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SCOTT YAMAKOSHI

Elder

scott@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

Married to his lovely wife, Sue, and has been blessed with 6 amazing children: Brenley, Jonah, Coleman, Kenzie, Mathias and Chaeli. He has also been blessed with a wonderful son-in-law, James. Not to forget the furry members of the family... their dog, Kona and cat, Katsu!

EDUCATION

B.S. from California State University, Long Beach

Licensed Pediatric Physical Therapist

SALVATION STORY

Scott began attending church while he was in 8th grade and learned to trust in Jesus during the trials in his life, but it wasn’t until he graduated college when he truly realized his sinful nature and need for Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He recommitted his life to Christ and was baptized on Easter Day 1989. By God’s grace, his faith and dependence upon the Lord has continued to grow.

FAVORITE VERSES

Col 3: 12-17, Eph 2: 4-8

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

Scott is a huge SF Giants and GS Warriors fan! Over the years, he’s always enjoyed watching his children play sports, perform drama and sing. They also love going to Disneyland. He has recently taken up the sport of mountain biking which has been challenging for him.


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MING TANG

Deacon of Member Care

ming@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

Married to Heidi Lim. Father to two wonderful boys, Elliott and Ambrose.

EDUCATION

‍BS in Physiological Science, UCLA

MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology

SALVATION STORY

‍Ming grew up attending Lord’s Grace Christian Church in Mountain View, CA with his family. At the urging of a peer, he started attending the youth group while in high school. There, his eyes were opened by God to the truth of the gospel through the testimonies of his classmates, the faithful witness of many youth counselors, and a clear explanation of the gift of salvation in Christ’s atonement.

FAVORITE VERSES

‍Psalm 73:25-26, Micah 6:8, Ephesians 2:8-9

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

Enjoying family time with Heidi and the boys, trying new restaurants and recipes, playing worship songs on guitar, and reading nonfiction/fantasy/Christian literature. 


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JAMES MEYER

Deacon of Member Care

jamesm@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

Married to Brenley Meyer.

EDUCATION

‍B.A. in History and Political Science from UC Berkeley

Currently pursuing a Master's in Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley

SALVATION STORY

‍James was raised in a Christian household and there was never a time he wouldn’t have called himself a believer but by the time he was in high school his life didn’t reflect that reality. He would go to church each week and feel convicted by the truth he heard preached, but as soon as he left he would fall into the patterns dictated by the world around him. When he went to college, he joined a Christian fellowship and it was there that for the first time in his life that he was surrounded day in and day out by people who made their walk with God a priority in their life. Having that daily influence pointing him back to Christ and helping him separate from the worldly, secular culture that he had grown accustomed to allowed him to rededicate his life to Christ and for the first time ever, truly strive to put his whole life under Christ’s lordship.

FAVORITE VERSES

‍Romans 12:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

‍All things food related (eating it, cooking it, talking about it, writing about it, etc.), traveling, and playing recreational sports.


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HENRY MARTIN

Deacon of Facilities

henry@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

CA native, parents emigrated from Italia. “Wifey” Julie, Daughter Andria Robb, Son in law Scott Robb, and Grandson Nolan Robb.

EDUCATION

De Anza College

Auto Tech

9 years at BSF

SALVATION STORY

‍The Lord called me while driving home in my car from BSF in 1992. I would love to share my story, please hunt me down and ask.

FAVORITE VERSES

Psalm 23!! Romans 8:28-39!!

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

‍Target shooting, Fabricating parts, anything geared towards gearheads/ interests: Cooking, Coins from all over the world & reading Puritan books.


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JONAH YAMAKOSHI

Deacon of A/V

jonah@orchardcommunity.org

EDUCATION

‍B.S. Human Biology UCSD

SALVATION STORY

I was blessed to have been born into a Christian household. I was taught from a young age what Jesus Christ had done for me on the cross. But one is not saved through the faith of their parents. While I knew the Gospel, it did not impact me, besides shaping me to be a "good" kid. However, God graciously opened my heart to understand the depravity of sin and the need for a savior and I would say I truly understood this as an individual when I was eight. From there, my process has been one of continually seeking to grow in Him.

FAVORITE VERSES

‍Romans 8:31-35

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

‍Rooting for the Giants and Warriors. Any type of sport, specifically basketball and spikeball. Anything to do with San Diego. Hanging out with my siblings.


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JOHN PARK

Deacon of Music

johnpark@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

Married to Emily Park.

EDUCATION

‍B.Arch, Cal Poly SLO

SALVATION STORY

‍In second grade a children's pastor led John and others during a time of prayer. It was at this time John first realized he was a sinner that needed forgiveness. Since then there have been many 'ebenezer' moments where God has worked in his heart with one of the more impactful of these moments being in 2006 where God seemingly asked him, "who or what are you living for?"

FAVORITE VERSES

‍Galatians 2:20; Ecclesiastes 12:13; Proverbs 6:10-11

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

‍Eating comfort food, drinking coffee, playing basketball, snowboarding, billiards, driving, video games, going on hikes with his wife.


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MARCIA LINES

Deacon of Hospitality

marcia@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

Married to Jim 60 years. The Lord took him home November 2017. Two sons, Jim111, and Frank, plus 2 daughter-inloves, Cathy and Paula, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

SALVATION STORY

‍When I was four years old we began moving around from here to there, and my Mother would send me to whichever Protestant church was closest. While attending those Sunday Schools, there were many flannel board stories, Bible verses and songs, but the song that touched my life the most was Jesus Loves Me. I BELIEVED it! I look back now, across the years, and see how the Lord’s hand has been on my life. It has been a long, slow process but, I am so blessed and grateful that over all these years He has always walked beside me, never stopped loving me and continued to bring me to spiritual maturity.

FAVORITE VERSES

The very first Bible verse I memorized was John 3:16, I was in VBS. Then there is Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” And, Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” I could go on with several others……

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

‍Well, back in the day, I played tennis, we cross country skied, traveled pulling our little trailer, worked in the yard. Fast forward to today, I still work in the yard. But, I sure miss the skiing and traveling.


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KIM BORSGARD

Deacon of Women’s Ministry

kim@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

Married to Steve for 43 years, 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

EDUCATION

‍Diploma in Foreign Missions from Moody Bible Institute

BA in History from University of Minnesota

SALVATION STORY

Raised going to and enjoying church. In high school, I finally understood I needed to know God and follow Him. This has been my life ever since, He is faithful.

FAVORITE VERSES

‍Life verse Jeremiah 15:16

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

‍Bible study, baking, cooking, knitting, reading, crossword puzzles, walking.


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BRENLEY MEYER

Deacon of Communications

brenley@orchardcommunity.org

ABOUT ME

Married to James Meyer.

EDUCATION

BA in Media Studies from UC Berkeley

SALVATION STORY

I was raised in a Christian household my whole life and had the blessing of parents and close friends who were all strong Christians. When I was five years old, I officially accepted Christ, but it wasn't until my high school years that my faith became my own. During this time, I had to learn how to follow after Christ even when some of my friends and peers were not, and the Lord truly opened my eyes to my own sinfulness and need for a Savior. By God’s grace, my walk with Christ has been a process of sanctification where I become more and more aware of my need for Him every day.

FAVORITE VERSES

‍Philippians 1:21, Galatians 2:20, Romans 8:37-39

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

‍Hanging out with my husband and siblings, spoiling my cat, anything to do with music, watching anime, traveling to new places, drinking boba (at least twice a week), learning to speaking Japanese, going for walks.