| About our Pastors:|
Pastor Robertson has made his home here at Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian since 1995. He and Mary, his wife, celebrated their 10th. anniversary at OLCC,P in August of 2005.
David and Mary, a former pre-school teacher in West Bloomfield, have three children. Jim (Amy), a Pediatrician in North Carolina [Luke and Ian]. Andy (Cari) a Pediatrician in Wisconsin [Drew], and Sarah a lawyer in Detroit.
Our Pastor, Dr. Robertson is Lead Co-Chair of West Bloomfield United We Walk, Past President of the West Bloomfield Clergy Association and Community Forum. Dr. Robertson is also on the Advisory Board of Alma College and Communication Work Group Chair of the Cabinet of Detroit Presbytery, a member of the Presbytery Urban Strategy Task Force, and Tres. of Harmony Village Sr. Citizen Housing in Detroit.
With worship leadership, preaching, teaching and pastoral care as the primary focus of his ministry, Dr. Robertson also has a passion for missions and led 9 of the last 10 foreign mission trips of OLCC,P to Mexico and Honduras and has made mission trips to Korea, Japan, Zambia Africa, and South Africa. He understands the work of the Church to be the proclamation in word and deed of the Good News of God's great love for the world in Christ. He is very committed to serving a Church that deeply cares for Christ, and for the work of Christ's Church, and for service to the world community for God's people.
Our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Marjorie Wilhelmi was ordained and installed on Sunday Sept. 18 , 2005, by the Presbytery of Detroit. She is responsible for Adult Ministries at Orchard Lake, including leading Adult Bible Studies, serving as clergy liaison to the Deacons' Board, Welcoming Committee and Fellowship Committee, administers our Service Ministries program, and facilitates our Inquirers' classes. Marjorie is a graduate of McCormick Seminary. She was a member of OLCC,P for ten years, during which timed she served as an Adult Bible Study teacher and a Stephen Ministry Leader. She has been encouraged and supported in her call to ministry by the congregation at OLCC,P. She completed an internship at White Lake Presbyterian, and Clinical Pastoral Education at Wm. Beaumont Hospital. Marjorie is happily married to Jeff Wilhelmi, step-mother to Aimee and Matt, and grandmother to Emmy, Justin, Mary, Alex and Anna.
A graduate of McCormick Seminary, Pastor Anne Schaefer has served Churches in White Lake, Milford, and Redford, before becoming first Interim Associate Pastor, and now Parish Associate. Married to Kevin, and mother to Emma and Molly, Anne finds her part time position at OLCC,P a wonderful blend for her of her multiple careers. She says -
Whether you have known God all your life, or you're seeking a relationship with God, we warmly welcome you to our Church. As the Parish Associate I always enjoy meeting new people and engaging in Spiritual Conversations.
In 2006 the circle of Anne's ministry widens as she takes on the additional responsibility of serving as Interim Pastor at the Church of the Celtic Cross in Warren, reducing her time here to her Wednesday Bible Study, work with Abigail Circle, and counseling. We will miss Anne's preaching and worship leadership, but give thanks for her continued presence with us.