Daniel Self was raised in the Redstone, CO before deciding to leave for college in the South. Through his 15 years in Texas and Georgia he picked up a love for the Georgia Bulldogs but refused to pick up an accent. Daniel moved back to the Roaring Fork Valley and met his wife, Amy, a Virginia girl living in Aspen. They currently reside in Carbondale and have a son named Eli and daughter Selah.
Daniel loves to challenge and inspire the faith of others and firmly believes in two things: that there is no greater calling than being a follower of Jesus and that there is no greater football team than that of the Denver Broncos. He is more than willing to discuss either one with you. Email
Children’s Ministry Pastor Stacie Mayes
Stacie was born in Oklahoma. She and her husband Lane have been married for 26 years and have four children. Stacie has an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting. Her passion for children led her away from the accounting world and landed her in a position at her church as the Associate Children’s Pastor. Her favorite aspect of working with children is being able to be “Jesus with skin on” for the children she come in contact with. She loves leading worship with children and watching them humbly worship our Creator! She loves teaching children to serve in the church and in their communities. “It is much easier to teach them to have a heart for service when they are young”.
Pastoral Care and Inner Circle Discipleship Pastor Dr. Doug Self
Dr. Doug Self, and his wife, Rebecca were instrumental in founding our church in 1990. Not only does he enjoy preaching and teaching, but he likes taking guys camping, building relationships and helping men build a solid and authentic faith in Jesus. He has climbed all of Colorado’s fourteeners and has a doctorate from Denver Seminary. They have 3 married children and 7 Grandchildren! Email
Ministry and Communications Coordinator
Gathering Center and Facilities Director
Laurie Darling has been in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 25 years. She stepped into the role of Event Liaison at The Orchard in June of 2018 and just recently has let go of many of her bookkeeping clients to join the team at The Orchard full time. Laurie has two boys, a Freshman in college and her oldest is serving overseas in the Navy. Just recently remarried and loving the life of a newlywed! Laurie’s philosophy about herself is keep it Sassy and Classy. Lending a listening ear, and a helpful hand with a bit of humor can make the biggest impact on those around us. Laughter is the best medicine and there can be nothing greater than being known for loving people well!
Micah was born and bred in Southern Louisiana. After soaking in the beauty of the Valley, she and her husband Eric decided to relocate in 2013 to pursue a job in the cardiac cath lab in Glenwood Springs. Micah has played with several worship bands over the last few years but truly feels at home leading worship here at The Orchard. Micah’s heart is to see God’s people be free to worship authentically and honestly.
Jesse has lived in the valley since 2015 and has attended The Orchard since 2016. He has been very involved in the youth ministry at the Orchard.
He now lives in Gypsum with his wife Ruth and daughter Elizabeth. Jesse also has 3 adult children. He has a strong history in foster care since accepting Jesus Christ in 1997, helping to run the “Catherine Hemingway Home” dedicated to young ladies in the foster care system that had suffered extreme cases of abuse. He is looking forward to the next chapter in his life as the youth pastor.
Jay has been a part of The Orchard family for 31 years when it began in Redstone. When Jay isn’t working here managing the building and grounds he can be found enjoying all the outdoor activities available to us here in the Roaring Fork Valley. He has been married to his wife for over 35 years and is a proud dad and grandpa.