Steve LaMotte has been the pastor at Orchard Church since July 2015. Steve has been in full-time ministry since 2001 as a youth pastor, worship pastor, and a college/young adult pastor at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, DE. These experiences have helped form a passion to help people connect with God in real and tangible ways in worship and service.

Steve did his undergraduate studies at Asbury College in Wilmore, KY and received his Master's of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in May of 2011. He was ordained an Elder in Full Connection in The United Methodist Church in 2013. 

It was at Asbury that Steve met his wife, Andrea, and they have been married since December of 2000.  Andrea is a teacher in the Caesar Rodney School District.  They have three children.  Abbie, who was born in 2007, Chloe who arrived just in time for Christmas 2010, and Malachi joined the family in 2014.