Wes Schrickel - Senior Pastor

Wes is the senior pastor at the Orchard. He and his wife Kristen (see below) moved to Starkville in May 2016 to follow their dream to plant a church that reaches people who aren't connected to Jesus. To get in contact with Wes, e-mail him at


Thank you for expressing interest in the Orchard by visiting our site. We are a church that exists for one reason - we want to reach the 20,000 people in the Starkville area who are not connected to Jesus. If this is a vision that speaks to you, please come check us out on a Sunday morning. We are always looking for people who God is calling to help us with our goal. If you are someone who has never really fit in a church then I think we are the church for you. We are a relaxed, casual Sunday morning experience that seeks to include people who don’t feel comfortable in more traditional experiences. God has invited us all into his family so we believe it is our mission to extend that same invitation to others. Please come and join us and please let us know if we can do anything to help you!


Wes Schrickel

Kristen Schrickel - Associate Pastor

Kristen coordinates the children's ministry at the Orchard. She is also a part of our teaching team. You might see her anywhere on a Sunday morning if she's not on stage preaching. To get in touch with Kristen, e-mail her at

Rachel Bernheim - Worship Leader

Rachel leads and coordinates our worship team at the Orchard. If you're interested in joining that team, e-mail Rachel at