Leadership

 
 
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Lawrence L. McCooey, CPA, PFS, CGMA

President

Larry McCooey is the president of Orchard Alliance. Prior to the formation of Orchard Alliance in July 2018 - from the joining of The Alliance Development Fund, Inc. (ADF) and The Orchard Foundation - he served as president for both organizations. A position he has held since 1998 (as president of ADF) and 2010 (as president of The Orchard Foundation). Prior to serving in these roles, Larry was the vice president for finance and treasurer of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, and had many years of experience in banking and public accounting before joining The Alliance. He and Kathleen, his wife of more than 40 years, are originally from Buffalo, New York, and now live in Colorado Springs near their three children and their families.

 
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Joseph F. Lamendola

Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer

Joe Lamendola serves as the Executive VP, CFO and CAO for Orchard Alliance. Prior to this role, he was the Administrative VP, Assistant Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary of The Alliance Development Fund, Inc. (ADF), a position he held since 1997. Prior to joining ADF, Joe worked in public accounting and held several finance and management positions in the industry from controller to CEO of a public electronics corporation. Joe graduated from Clarion State University and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He and his wife Dianne are originally from Corry, Pennsylvania and Plano, Texas, respectively and now reside in Colorado Springs. They have four children and three grandchildren.
 

 
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Robert C. Pease, CBSM, CIS

Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Rob Pease serves as the CIO and COO for Orchard Alliance. In this role, he oversees technology, operations, customer care for both investment and donor services, and marketing. Previously, he was the Vice President for Operations and Investment Services for The Alliance Development Fund, Inc. (ADF). Rob had been with ADF since 1991. Before coming to ADF, Rob worked for The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Employee Benefits, Missionary Payroll, and Accounts Payable. He received his MBA from the University of Phoenix and is also an alumni of the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. Rob and his wife, Robin, have two married daughters, two sons, and a grandson.


 

 
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Joseph C. Padilla

Vice President for Ministry Relationships

Prior to serving as the Vice President for Ministry Relationships for Orchard Alliance, Joseph served as the Vice President for Development and Ministry Services for The Orchard Foundation; a role he held for nearly 15 years. Joseph has a bachelor's degree in business management and, in 1995, he acquired his Series 6, 63 and 26 NASD licenses. A knowledgeable financial services professional, Joseph has more than 20 years of industry experience and is well versed in all aspects of charitable giving. He is an experienced planned giving speaker and trainer, specializing in training other ministries on how to successfully implement their own planned giving programs. Joseph has been married to his wife, Michelle, for more than 30 years and they have three children.
 

 
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David Graf

Vice President for Property Funding & Advisement

Dave serves as Vice President for Property Funding and Advisement for Orchard Alliance. Prior to this role, he served as the Vice President for Church Services for The Alliance Development Fund (ADF), a position he held since 1993. Prior to ADF, Dave started working as an accountant for The Christian and Missionary Alliance in 1987. He has a bachelor’s degree from Nyack College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dave and his wife, Linda, have been married for more than 34 years and have two children.
 

 
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Guy Burgo

Vice President for Gift & Estate Design

Prior to serving as Vice President for Gift and Estate Design for Orchard Alliance, Guy was the Director for Estate and Gift Design for The Orchard Foundation, a position he held since 2016. Before coming on staff at Orchard, Guy served as their planned giving consultant for more than 10 years. Guy is a pastor, speaker and author with a passion and calling for biblical worldview stewardship, generosity and planned giving. He has been a planned giving consultant to more than 100 ministries around the country and has helped over 2,300 families with their gift and estate planning needs. Guy is the author of “Free to Give as God Intended,” and has been in the industry for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Kimmy, have been married for over 29 years and have two children.

 
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Ted Price

Vice President for Finance

Prior to serving as Vice President for Finance for Orchard Alliance, Ted was the Director for Finance at The Alliance Development Fund, Inc (ADF), a position he held since 2011. Ted joined ADF as an analyst in 2008 after graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a degree in finance and accounting. He also has a MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking and Executive Leadership. Ted and his wife, Juliana, have been married since 2013 and enjoy international travel.

 
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Timothy W. Cummings JD, CMA, CCNL

Assistant Secretary and General Counsel

Tim serves as the Assistant Secretary and General Counsel for Orchard Alliance. Prior to this role, he served as the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for The Orchard Foundation, a position he held for 4 years. As a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and licensed attorney, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for Orchard Alliance’s mission. Before joining The Orchard Foundation, he served as General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA); a position he held for 13 years. He has 20 years of service with the C&MA National Office in various finance and legal roles and over 37 years of active involvement in C&MA churches and ministries. Tim is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a law degree from the University of Houston, Bates Law School.

 
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