Scott Hodge


Welcome Ben Thomas!

Mar 10, 2011

Today I want to introduce the first of two new and exciting additions to The Orchard’s creative team! #2 will be tomorrow.

The first… Ben Thomas!

I met Ben for the first time about three months ago while attending a small concert he was performing at in downtown Aurora.  Walking in that night I knew absolutely nothing about who he was or where he was from.  But I kid you not……within just a few minutes of hearing him perform, I felt a strong and immediate connection with both his songwriting and singing.  A week or two later we met up at St. Arbucks and began what eventually ended up being a series of really great conversations.  And finally after both of us sensing what seemed to be God’s hand in all of this, Ben began his journey through The Orchard’s formal interview process.

And as you can see, it went very well!

So I’m excited to announce that Ben will be joining our team as The Orchard’s new Creative Arts Director where one part of his role will be to lead our worship and technical art teams.  We’re also excited to have Ben help lead a culture of creative storytelling through art in both our city and church community.

Ben is currently wrapping up his final week of serving on the team of a great church in Naperville, IL.  He’s married to his wife Joy and they have two beautiful children.

And in case you can’t tell….I’m excited!  Ben is excited!  Our teams are excited!  And if you are not yet familiar with Ben, you should be so that you too can be excited!   You can listen, purchase, and download Ben’s music and albums here.  May I suggest this one?

Welcome Ben Thomas!

4 Responses to “Welcome Ben Thomas!”

  1. David says:

    Awesome! Congrats to all! Looks like it will be a great fit for everyone!

  2. Welcome to the world of Hodgeology.

  3. [...] an exciting week!  Yesterday I introduced to you The Orchard’s new Creative Arts Director, Ben [...]

  4. Bill says:

    Awesome, I’ve met Ben several times, he is indeed a great guy.

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