Pastoral Staff & Leaders
Todd grew up in a Christian home in San Jose, CA. It was in the summer between his junior and senior year, that he gave his life to Christ as Lord and Savior. After graduating from high school, he graduated from San Jose Christian College (1990) and San Jose State University (1993) while serving as a youth ministry intern at Los Gatos Christian Church during his time in college. Todd recently finished his seminary degree in 2011 and received his master’s in biblical theology from Trinity Theological Seminary.
Shortly after college, he worked for a para-church youth ministry in Dallas, TX for two years. In 1995, he returned to San Jose and served as a youth pastor at Blossom Valley Bible Church until 2006 and as an associate pastor at West Hills Community Church, Morgan Hill, CA until 2012. It was in February, 2012, that Todd accepted the call to be the lead pastor at Orchard Community Church.
Todd married Lisa in 1997 and they have 3 children. He loves baseball (especially the San Francisco Giants), movies, TV, reading, and spending time with family.
Tyler was born and raised in the Bay Area. He, and his family have been members of Orchard since he was 6 months old. As a kid he was home-schooled, and received his High School diploma from Pioneer Family Academy. He attended Mission College where he received an education in Fire Science and an EMT Certificate. He has a long list of past occupations that range from Starbucks to mowing lawns, from running on an ambulance as an EMT to serving food and drinks as a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines.
He grew up surrounded by church family, and remains friends to this day with fellow former members of OCC’s Youth Group. From January 2012 to January 2014, Tyler lived and worked out of the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii and was a member of New Hope Diamond Head Church. He enjoys traveling, and has a love and devotion for world missions with numerous short-term trips that include the countries of Mexico, Costa Rica, North Africa and Ivory Coast. He enjoys not only playing but also following many different sports, with baseball (and the San Francisco Giants) at the top of the list.
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Worship Ministry Intern
Sam moved to San Jose from Orange county when he was two years old. He has lived in San jose for most of his life. He moved to Monterey California for two years while he attended Cal State Monterey Bay. In 2014 He graduated from CSUMB with a bachelors degree in Music: Recording Technology. Sam began attending Orchard’s youth group in 2007. He became more and more involved with the church, leading worship for the youth group and playing drums and guitar for the Sunday morning service. In August of 2014 he was hired as the worship intern.
Currently Sam is working part time for a company called Zamar Media Solutions as an equipment installer. Sam is a man of many hobbies. He loves learning to play new instruments, woodworking, playing sports, and recording music.
Children's Ministry Director
Lisa was born and raised in San Jose, California. It was in kindergarten, through the faithful witness of friends, Lisa, her dad, mom and sister committed their lives to Christ. By the time Lisa was in jr. high, her dad became a pastor. Just before her senior year of high school, her family moved to Southern California, where she graduated from high school and attended Master’s College. After being employed in various jobs and serving for many years in her local church she returned home to San Jose. It was then, while serving in the youth ministry, she met her future husband, Todd Burgett, who was the youth pastor. They were married in 1997 and have 3 children. She has served as a volunteer in the youth ministry, children’s ministry and women’s ministry in the various churches her husband been a pastor. She loves spending time with her family, homeschooling her children, serving alongside her husband, being a a part of the OCC church family and the occasional trip to Disneyland.
Jenny and her family have been members at OCC for over 20 years. Not only does she head up our hospitality ministry, she takes care of all the details in our church office.