We are excited to announce that the Overseers have selected Pastor Dave Tilma as the next Lead Pastor! It has been a patient, deliberate, and humbling process that has led to this unified recommendation.
After thousands of inquiries and over 150 applications, the Overseers were led to one internal and one external candidate. Twenty-five additional voices from all parts of epikos engaged with those two candidates, and the Overseers are ready for the next step.
Here’s the official announcement from Gregg Bolt, chairman of the Overseers:
Pastor Dave’s Experience
When Dave was hired as our East Side Campus Pastor in June of 2015, he brought with him an extensive background in multi-site ministry. Dave and his wife, Rebecca, have served at churches ranging in size from 2,500–7,000 in Minneapolis, Portland, and Austin. Dave has been serving in a multi-site context since 1999, and he has served in significant leadership roles with oversight of 20+ staff members and thousands of volunteers. Over the past two and a half years, Pastor Dave has demonstrated and exemplified a commitment to biblical, expositional preaching and multi-site, multi-ethnic ministry as we seek Gospel transformation throughout Milwaukee. The Overseers believe Dave will bring great leadership in creating systems, leading across multiple environments, and helping us continue in our God-given vision.
Next Step: Congregational Meeting
Mark your calendars! To affirm the overseers recommendation, our constitution requires that we have a vote of the Covenant Members. We will do that at a meeting to be held Sunday, December 17 at 2pm at our West Allis location (map).
Hear Pastor Dave’s Preaching
If you’d like to hear examples of Pastor Dave’s preaching, just go to our SERMONS page, and you’ll find several sermons with his name in the heading.