Pastor, Head of Staff
Rev. Shelly Wood is an Illinois native. She and her husband Blake have three children ages 11, 10 and 7. Rev. Wood has her BA in English and Political Science, a Masters in Counseling all from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters in Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Ministry in Chicago. Shelly has a passion for preaching, community building and creating opportunities for mission and service. When she isn’t working in the church or driving kids to their activities, she enjoys running, biking, writing and joining her husband for a night out at the symphony or theatre. She is excited to be in ministry with the community of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. You can reach Rev. Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org and read devotionals and sermons on her at creatingsacredcommunities.wordpress.com.
Interim Associate Pastor
Kim joined the Orchard Park staff in May of 2013 as our Interim Associate Pastor. She was ordained in 1993 in Trinity Presbytery in South Carolina where she served as an associate pastor, pastor, chaplain (at a retirement community), and campus pastor (at a children’s home). Since moving to Indiana in 2006, Kim has served as an interim pastor in three congregations in the Indianapolis area. She and her husband, Richard Baker, have three children (one at IU, one in high school, and one about to enter middle school). Richard is a senior associate pastor at Second Presbyterian Church. Kim is a graduate of Columbia Seminary in Decatur, GA, the University of Texas at Austin, and Mount Holyoke College. She’s a native of San Diego and confesses to often missing her favorite weather forecast: “Sunny and 70’s.”
Kim is excited about what God has planned for the Orchard Park congregation! She firmly believes that the same Holy Spirit who empowered the disciples at Pentecost moves in our lives every day, guiding us, pestering us, and encouraging us as we seek to live the life of faith. She knows change isn’t easy for congregations, but trusts that God is guiding Orchard Park toward a faithful future that she is grateful to be a part of.