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), […]

Caleb Smith

My Role: I serve and equip the epikos staff to pursue the mission of the church throughout all the ministries. Fun Facts: Was a radio DJ in college; once fell 18 feet backwards while spelunking; was first-chair cello in my high school orchestra. Favorite Foods: My daily cup of coffee. Sushi. Favorite Authors/Artists: Kenneth Bailey, […]

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 […]

Ryan Boyer

My Role: Equipping the people of epikos to engage in small groups. Shepherding people into next steps of discipleship. Fun Facts: I’ve been to 42 states and seven countries. I attended the final Grateful Dead concert. Favorite Foods: Pizza, turkey burgers, and coffee. Favorite Authors: Tim Keller, G.K. Beale, Mark Dever, D.A. Carson, Jared C. […]

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?

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 […]

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 […]

Rebecca Gehle

My Role: Serves as the Next Steps Director for all epikos campuses, passionately helping people take discipleship steps, serve on teams, and engage in small groups Fun Facts: I love running, and my biggest accomplishment has been the 2016 Dopey Challenge in Disney World, where my husband and I ran a 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon […]

Lauren Gruber

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 […]

Katie Lemmenes

Fun Facts: My horse is older than I am, I’ve broken both of my wrists at the same time, my favorite flower is a Venus Fly Trap, and I’ve flown a plane (yes, an actual single engine plane, not a simulator). Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes Favorite Beverage: It’s a toss up between coffee and mint […]

Lisa Lusiak

Fun Facts: I love knitting and I’ve hand knit over 30 pairs of socks for myself, family and friends! Favorite Food: Donuts, pizza and tacos!! Favorite Beverage: Cream soda and a strong pot of English tea with sugar and cream. Favorite Author/Artists: Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Christy Nockels and Sandra McCracken. Family: […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sophia Hogan

My role: I have the privilege of preparing curriculum for HERO Central across all 3 campuses, and caring for each of my HERO Central volunteers on the East Side. Fun Facts: I interned in Singapore for 2 months when I was 17. Favorite Food: Anything Mexican Favorite Beverage: Coconut water straight from the coconut Favorite Movie: […]

Brittany Braatz

Fun Facts: I have bungie jumped and played soccer in Europe. Favorite Food: Candy, sour or sweet! I have a whole drawer dedicated to candy in my kitchen. Favorite Beverage: Chai Tea Latte and Diet Dr. Pepper Favorite Movie: I watch Elf at least two times year. Favorite Author/Artists: Elisabeth Elliot, Hillsong United, and Rend […]

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 […]