The following announcement was originally distributed near the beginning of this year.
Paul Williams gave vital leadership to Orchard Group for decades, including serving as President from 1989 until 2009. At that time, Brent Storms assumed the role of President and began providing both visionary and operational leadership, while Paul transitioned to Board Chairman, representing Orchard Group in a variety of ways.
On December 31, 2013, Paul retired quietly from Orchard Group. The Orchard Group board, staff and extended church planting family wish Paul and Cathy God’s best as they step into the future.
The Board has appointed Eddie Lowen as the new volunteer Chairman. Eddie is the lead minister at West Side Christian Church in Springfield, IL and has been a member of the Orchard Group Board for nearly a decade.