Sunday Spirit Series: “The Hands and Feet of Christ” with Tom Keppeler
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Milwaukee Catholic Home
2462 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211
Presented By: Dr. Tom Keppeler
Centuries ago, the ancient prophet, Jeremiah, exhorted the exiled Israelites in Babylon “to seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you”. Does the exhortation of the ancient prophet have any relevance to us today in our city and in our nation? Through personal stories of successes and failures, Dr. Tom Keppeler will explore what it means to “love our city well” as he reflects on not only the challenging words of the prophet Jeremiah, but on Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan.
About the Presenter
Dr. Tom Keppeler is the Executive Director of Prism Economic Development Corporation in Milwaukee, WI. PRISM exists to stimulate community wealth creation and establish legitimate community shared prosperity in the Sherman Park and low wealth neighborhoods of Milwaukee.
Prior to his current role, he served on the pastoral staff of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin for 13 years. During this time, he provided leadership over Elmbrook’s mission department—encompassing both local and global mission, over 80 missionaries and an annual budget of $2.5M. From 1985-2003, Dr. Keppeler lived and worked in Europe <Austria and Romania> resourcing, mentoring and teaching church leaders in the former East Germany and Romania. With over 31 years in international ministry, Dr. Keppeler has travelled and ministered in over 75 difference countries and forged personal and ministry friendships around the world, including among believers and church leaders in countries hostile to the Christian church.
Dr. Keppeler holds a B.S Degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. in intercultural studies from Wheaton Graduate School and a PhD in education from Trinity International University. Dr. Keppeler is married and has three grown children. He and his wife, Mary, live in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is fluent in Romanian, German and English and in his spare time enjoys downhill skiing, reading and cycling.