Meet Our Team
Wayne & Wanda Lenderman
Wayne and Wanda Lenderman are originally from Macon, Georgia and have been our lead pastors since June of 2016. Wayne and Wanda have served at a few churches in the Warner Robins area over the past 15 years. They are passionate when it comes to serving and loving those in the Fort Valley community and in their congregation.
The Lenderman's have been married for 38 years and have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. They are huge about family time and we admire them for that!
Robert & Sharon Thompson
Robert and Sharon are both from the Middle GA area and have been attending our church for 5 years now and in October of 2021 were announced as Associate Pastors. Robert leads our security team as well as teaching on occasion and Sharon serves in our kids department regularly. They both have such a willingness to serve and we are grateful to have them on board!
The Thompsons have been married for 32 years and have 2 children who are both married - no grandkids yet, but they are hopeful!
Jeramie & Erin Collins
Jeramie and Erin are both from the Middle GA area and have been attending our church faithfully for over a year now. They were also announced as associate Pastors in October of 2021. Jeramie helps lead our worship team as well as teaching on occasion and Erin helps greatly with our outreach projects and anything involving our ladies. These two lend their hand to help with anything and we are grateful!
Here at the Church in the Orchard, we love the Collins Crew - mainly because they make up the majority of our kids ministry! Erin and Jeramie have 8 kids and a house full of love and fun!
Tim & Tammie Fetz
Tim and Tammie Fetz have been serving at our church since November of 2018. Tammie joins our other Middle GA natives while Tim is from Arizona! Tammie is our worship pastor and Tim is our sound technician. Without them, our Sunday mornings would sound a whole lot different! They bring a good ear to our team as well as a lot of laughs.
The Fetz have recently celebrated their 7th anniversary as well as their newest grandchild - they have too many kids and grandkids to count, so they have a lot of love to go around!
Media Director & Treasurer
Chris & Tammie Litsas
Chris and Tammie have been at the Church in the Orchard for the past 5 years. Tammie is also from the Middle GA area while Chris is from Virginia . Chris records and edits every Sunday morning sermon as well as assisting in other media related avenues - just like this website! Tammie is our treasurer and helps with all things financial as well as assisting in our women's ministry. Tammie and Chris help out our team in so many different ways and we are grateful for them!
Chris and Tammie Litsas have been married for 22 years and have 2 children and 2 grandpups that they love so much!