Our Leadership

Lead Pastor

Jeff Jakes

Lead Pastor

Originally from upstate New York, Jeff met his wife, Katie, at Florida Southern College and upon graduation; they married and moved to New York City to pursue professional careers in business. After moving back to Florida in 1989, Jeff received a call to ministry and attended Reformed Theological Seminary where he received a Master’s of Divinity. Jeff served at Orangewood as the Youth Pastor for 10 years before becoming the Lead Pastor in 2003. Jeff is a visionary leader with a passion for preaching the Gospel and shepherding the church at Orangewood to advance Christ’s kingdom.

The Jakes have been blessed with four children: Jessie, JP, Caleb and Allie and a son-in-law, Todd. There’s never a dull moment at the Jakes’ home and their three dogs help keep things exciting!


Pastoral and Leadership Staff

Joe Creech

Associate Pastor

Joe leads and teaches the men’s ministry, leads global outreach, provides pastoral care of members in the hospital, and preaches and teaches. Joe and his wife, Rita, served with Mission to the World in Acapulco, Mexico, planting new churches. Joe loves to be with family, friends and his camera!


Chuck Berry

Assistant Pastor

Chuck is blessed to be married to Amy, going on 28 years in August, and to be the father of four wonderful daughters, Addi, Emily, Annabeth, and Elli.  He is so excited to be back at Orangewood (he served as assistant pastor here from 2003 to 2008), after completing a 10-year call as pastor of Crosspoint Community Church in Boone, NC

Chuck has a passion to see the gospel of Jesus transform broken people, as it revitalizes hearts, relationships, families, churches, communities, and culture – one heart at a time.


Allyn Williams

Executive Director

As Executive Director and our Orangewood’s Head of School, Allyn helps to lead the advancement of Orangewood Church, School and Maitland Community Preschool ministries. Prior to joining Orangewood, Allyn worked with a global business management firm for 21 years. Allyn is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and is currently working on his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from Creighton University. Allyn enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family.


Clark Reisinger

Senior Team Leader

Clark is the senior administrator for Orangewood Church, overseeing all operations and staff. Clark previously worked in real estate, and has been a long-time elder at Orangewood. Clark and his wife, Kathy, have four children and ten grandchildren.


Doug Fleming

Pastor to Senior Adults

Doug is the pastor to senior adults and leads our SALT ministry. Doug has taught Latin at Orangewood Christian School for 30 years, and coaches the boys varsity soccer team. Doug and his wife, Gay, have eight children, five in-laws, and ten grandchildren.


Ministry Staff

Maggie Moore

Director of Children's Ministry

Maggie plans, oversees and gives vision to the lessons, activities and special events for children through 5th grade. Maggie met her husband, David, at the best SEC school. She is passionate about not boring kids with Jesus and the Bible!


Marie Cardinali

Assistant Director of Children's Ministry

Marie assists in the children’s ministry, manages childcare for church events and coordinates nursery volunteers. She is a former high school teacher, and enjoys spending time with her family usually watching her two boys play sports.


Annalisa Smith

Children's Ministry Assistant

Annalisa helps teach on Sunday mornings, teaches chapel for MCP and lead Backstage. Annalisa is originally from Ohio, graduated from Grace College, and taught elementary school in Asia for over 10 years. She and her husband, Cary, were married in early 2016.


Louise Holzhauer

Counselor, LMHC, LMFT

Louise provides free and low-cost Christian mental health counseling services. Louise earned a Masters in Counseling and Biblical Studies from RTS. She loves her family, writing her blog, traveling and spending time with friends.


Cary Smith

Counselor, MA, M.Div, LMHC

Cary provides Christian mental health counseling to church members and the community. Cary studied at the University of Florida, Reformed Theological Seminary and Covenant Seminary.


Betsy Wilson

Maitland Community Preschool Director

Betsy oversees all of the activities of MCP, including the staff, children, and families. Betsy has a Masters in Elem. Ed and Early Childhood Ed. from the University of Florida. Betsy loves traveling, the beach, reading, cooking, and time with her family.


Hilda Gammichia

Women’s Ministry Coordinator

Hilda plans and coordinates women’s Bible studies here at Orangewood. She is committed to equipping women to serve and lead through both study and community. Hilda, her husband John, and their four children love sports, travel, and spending time with friends.


Taylor Kelly

High School Coordinator

Taylor works with our high school students. Taylor grew up in Knoxville, graduated from Covenant College in Chattanooga, and then moved to Nashville where he worked at the Nashville Children’s Theatre and Five Daughters Bakery (yes, he was a donut-slinger for a season).


Ericson Joubert

Middle School Coordinator

Ericson works with our middle school students. He grew up in Atlanta, GA, has served in youth ministry since 2013, and is currently pursuing his M.Div at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo.


Ashley Kelly

Female Discipleship Coordinator

Ashley works with our middle and high school girls – coordinating discipleship opportunities, parent communication, and volunteer care. Ashley graduated from FSU, and worked for a few years as a web designer in Nashville, before meeting and marrying her husband, Taylor, in Spring 2018.


Jack Michels

Director of Worship & Communications

Jack plans and leads weekly worship services and oversees communications. Jack has been married for 22 years to his high school sweetheart, and they have three teenage boys. Jack enjoys running, biking, swimming and football (go Gators!)


Vicki Taylor

Vocal Music Coordinator

Vicki helps to plan worship and leads the vocal rehearsal. Vicki was the National Conference soloist for Ligonier Ministries, and served as the Choral Music Director at OCS and OPC. She loves teaching, missions, family and living today well.


Chris Russell

Technical Director

Chris oversees all of the technical aspects of worship ministry, ensuring that the graphics and sound are professional quality. Chris has been blessed with the opportunity to do work with sound as a career for the last 18 years.


Administrative Staff

Ashley Eveland

Executive Assistant to Jeff Jakes

Ashley manages Pastor Jakes’s office and helps coordinate events and projects. She’s a graduate of UCF and loves spending time with her husband and two growing boys.


Craig Gant

Communications Coordinator

Craig manages Orangewood’s online and social media presence, and also facilitates print publications. Originally from Omaha, NE, Craig is pursuing an M.Div at Reformed Theological Seminary. Craig loves spending time with his wife, Meredith.


Brandy Nicks

Senior Graphic Designer

Brandy designs graphics and all printed materials. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Brandy has also lived in Nashville, Tennessee. Brandy and her husband Mark moved to Orlando in 2011 to attend RTS. Brandy has a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters in Counseling.


Robin Cole

Financial Secretary

Robin works with day-to-day financial business, tracking assets in and out, and processing reports. She graduated from Auburn University. Robin is blessed to have been a part of local and global ministry, going on several mission trips.


Jim Johnston

Facilities Director

Jim oversees all aspects of facilities maintenance and manages all events onsite. Jim previously owned a commercial cleaning company. He has been married to his wife, Kim, for 26 years, and they have four children.


John McCully

Director of Operations

John is an alumnus of Orangewood Christian School, and grew up attending Orangewood Church. He is a graduate of Stetson University, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA. John is married to Christine, his wife of 13 years, and has two children, Emma and Will.


Charles Dyer


Charles has been part of the Orangewood team for more than 20 years and keeps our whole building and grounds functioning perfectly. In his free time, Charles likes to watch the latest movies and spend time with his family.


A.J. Johstono

Network Administrator

AJ oversees all of the network and database administration and maintains all computer and technology functions. AJ is from Macon, Georgia, and he and his wife, Liz, are the proud parents of two teenage boys, Micah and Daniel.