EAST SIDE | Sundays at 9:00am, 10:30am, & 5:30pm
WEST ALLIS | Sundays at 9:00am & 11:00am
NORTH SIDE | Sundays at 10am

Staff & Leaders

Dave Tilma

Favorite Food: Sushi and Texas Pit BBQ (but not together!) Oh, and bacon. . . bacon goes with everything. Favorite Beverage: A French press Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (black coffee) Favorite Movie: Elf (while decorating the Christmas tree as a family) Family: I married my high school sweetheart, Rebecca, and we have four amazing children: Hudson (13), […]

Paul Stevens

My Role: Serves as Pastor of the West Allis campus, shepherding and empowering the people of the community. Serves on Preaching Team. Fun Facts: I’m a huge mixed martial arts fan and my secret ambition is to become an MMA fighter under the name Paul “The Master Pastor” Stevens. Favorite Foods: Buffalo wings, bone in, […]

Kurt Owens

My Role: Pastor of the North Side campus, shepherding and empowering the people of the community. Serves on Preaching Team Fun Facts: Die-hard Packers fan, love playing basketball, riding horses, enjoy writing, and playing music. Favorite Food: Wings Favorite Movie: John Q Favorite Author/Artists: Toni Morrison/ Brian McKnight Pet Peeves: People showing disrespect to their […]

Ronaldo Ghenov

Fun Facts: I love the Brazilian soccer national team, coffee, conversation, my brother’s artwork, contemplative reading, and underutilized words. Favorite Food: Paneer masala, medium-rare steaks, and anything from a bakery Favorite Beverage: Coffee with condensed milk Favorite Author/Artists (musical or visual): Sho Baraka, Tom Jobim, Propaganda, Bob Dylan Family: I’m married to Kelli and we […]

Ryan Boyer

My Role: Equips the people of epikos to engage in small groups and into next steps of discipleship. Fun Facts: I’ve been to 43 states and seven countries. I attended the final Grateful Dead concerts. Education: BA, Western Kentucky University (philosophy + religious studies); Master of Divinity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Favorite Food and Beverage: Burgers […]

Michael Morgan

Fun Facts: Love music, dislike the radio. Discovering new computer shortcuts excites me. Fascinated with synthesizers. Favorite Foods: Lasagna, Pizza, Sushi…I just love food Favorite Authors/Artists: Andrew Murray, Thomas à Kempis, Leagues, Citizens, Mat Kearney, The Royal Royal, Alexander Fairchild Family: Married to the lovely Maggie Sue since ’12 Favorite Coffees/Beverages: Colectivo Pet Peeves: Slow […]

Dave Cartwright

My Role: Leading, equipping, coaching, and supporting the leaders of our Small Groups at epikos. Favorite Food: Pizza. NY style, of course. Favorite Movie: Schindler’s List and the Dark Knight Trilogy Favorite Author: Scot McKnight, Larry Crabb, Richard Bauckham, Jeph Loeb Pet Peeves: When people say, “I hate throwing up.” Who doesn’t?

Frank Gil

My Role: I work with middle and high school students to point them closer to Jesus and equip them to reach their friends for Jesus too. Fun Facts: I went to the same college Billy Graham graduated from. I was pulled on stage by Lecrae at a concert that had over 6,000 fans. Favorite Food: […]

Becky Stevens

Fun Facts: I once was able to high jump to a height over my head. Favorite Movie: Sweet Home Alabama Favorite Foods: Mexican food Favorite Beverage: Raspberry Iced Tea Pet Peeves: When I can only find one shoe and I’m in a hurry. Family: I grew up as the third of four girls west of […]

Tim Evans

My Role: I make sure that all epikos communication – from the website to social media to videos to signage to the bulletin – gets done right and on time to fulfill our mission of making more and better disciples. Fun Facts: I have a collection of over 60 antique cameras. While an art major […]

Lauren Anderson

My role: Everything worship! Leading worship, developing worship leaders and singers, writing songs for the Church, constantly evaluating how we create an environment for people to engage with God. Fun Facts: I am severely allergic to dogs, but still pet them if they are cute enough. (Can you blame me?) All my siblings names start […]

Anthony Caples

My Role: Pastoral support and congregational care, Prayer team, and Mercy ministry. Fun Facts: I interned at a radio station and had goals to work in broadcasting before receiving my call to the ministry. Favorite Food: A perfectly cooked rib eye steak, medium of course. Favorite Beverage: Sun brewed ice tea, 3 cubes of ice, […]

Kimberly Sherwood

Fun Facts: I gave birth to my 3rd child in front of the Milwaukee Art Museum Favorite Food: Risotto Favorite Beverage: Hazelnut Coffee from Panera Favorite Movie: First Knight  Favorite Author/Artists: Amanda Jenkins. Her book, Confessions of a Raging Perfectionist is fantastic! Pet Peeves: When people say “irregardless” Family: My husband, Ben, and I have been married since 1999. […]

Jill Wessel

My role: I facilitate Sunday mornings Children’s Ministry (called Hero Central, for birth-5th grade) by preparing curriculum, coordinating and preparing all volunteers, and teaching kids about Jesus! Fun Facts: We came to epikos|West on it’s opening day because my father-in-law had seen movies here as a kid, and we’ve never left! Favorite Food: I love […]

Aaron Hopefl

My Role: I oversee all Facilities-related serving teams and coordinate maintenance and cleaning projects for the East Side and West Allis campuses. Fun Facts: I am a triplet! I have one brother and one sister, as well as two older sisters. I’m a huge baseball fan and am working on attending a game at every […]

Adam Mollica

My role: My role is to oversee the elementary side (4K-5th Grade) of HERO Central at our West Allis location. Fun Facts: I touched the ocean in three foreign countries before touching it in the United States. My heritage is Italian and I was able to trace my family back to a tiny island north […]

Ben Pepin

My role: Leading Worship and ensuring the technical aspects of worship are running smoothly Favorite Food: Pizza, Tacos and Chick-fil-a Favorite Beverage: Arizona Green Tea Favorite Movie: Anything from Christopher Nolan Favorite Author/Artists: Timothy Keller, C.S. Lewis/ Colony House, Bad Suns, Hammock Pet Peeves: Having to dig through a basket for clean clothes! Family: Happily […]

Alyssa Adams

Briefly describe your role: I work closely with small groups, membership, baptism, and weddings, as well as support for the Small Groups and Discipleship Pastor and Team. Fun Facts: I played violin and piano throughout my school career and also taught myself guitar a few years ago. Favorite Food: Sushi. Pie. Beef Jerky. Favorite Beverage: Hot […]

Resl Okruhlica

Describe your role: I work with our centralized ministry teams to ensure their creative needs are met. Fun Facts: I’ve been attending epikos since May 15th 2011 (back when the church was only the East Side location). Ask me why I know the exact date…it’s a good story. Favorite Food: Hit me with a vegan chocolate […]

Kirsta Dispennette

Fun Fact: My family just moved to Wisconsin from New Mexico this summer. I am not a big fan of super cold weather so you can imagine that I am stoked about winters here! Favorite Food: I love grilled broccoli! Favorite Beverage: My guilty daytime work drink is any Monster Ultra. After driving cross country […]