Leaders
Orchard Hills Church of Christ
"Shepherd the
church of God
which He
purchased with His
own blood"
(Acts 20:28).
Shepherds of the Orchard Hills Church and their Wives
Left to right, Richard and Paula Partezana, Sue and Ray Nasser,
and Lois Jane and Kenneth Ellmore.
The Orchard Hills Church is served by three elders or
shepherds who oversee the local congregation. They are
Kenneth Ellmore, Richard Partezana, and Ray Nasser.
“Preach the Word; be
prepared in season and out
of season; correct, rebuke
and encourage --with great
patience and instruction”
(2 Tim. 4:2).
Jim Russell is our evangelist or pulpit minister.  Jim grew up in Georgia
and has served  churches in Carrollton and Barnesville, GA,
Springfield, VT, Munford, TN, and Bismarck, IL.  In addition to having a
Bachelor's degree in Bible, Jim also has a Master's degree in
Counseling.  He has served as a clinical supervisor and clinical director
at two different agencies in Danville, IL in the past 16 years.  He holds a
license as a Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and is also
certified as a Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, working with juveniles.

Jim's wife. Ellen,  is a Nurse Case Manager at Provena Hospital in
Danville, IL.  They have two sons: Brad, principal at Georgetown-Ridge
Farm High, his wife Kami, who teaches at Bismarck-Henning High
School, and their two daughters, Jeanna and Jillian; and Brian, who
teaches and coaches at Armstrong High School, his wife Becky, who
teaches at Catlin Elementary School, and their three daughters,
Mackenzie, Macie, and Morgan.
Orchard Hills Church of Christ
1630 N. 9th Street
Covington Indiana 47932
(765) 793-7277