Our Team

Elie Hasbani

Lead Pastor
Elie Hasbani

Bachelor of Theology Degree, Mediterranean Bible College, Beirut, Lebanon; Masters Degree in Religion, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; Doctorate Degree in Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.

Served 13 years as Nations Pastor at Milwaukee, WI’s multi-ethnic Eastbrook Church working with large numbers of internationals coming to the US as workers, students, refugees, or immigrants.  Trained church leaders in biblical mission and cross-cultural experiences globally and locally; taught Bible studies, created a network of pastors across denominational lines to pray for Milwaukee; served as an executive leader for the 2011 Billy Graham “Rock of the Lakes” event in Milwaukee.  Currently, heading to plant Ethnos Church in Milwaukee.  Never forgetting the difficulties of living as an amputee after a 1985 land mine explosion in south Lebanon, Elie founded Running for Hope, a 501(c)3 Christian nonprofit based in Milwaukee, WI in 2007.

Dr. Hasbani has been interviewed for numerous publications, and featured on programs like CNN, MSNBC, Fox 6 Milwaukee, WI, and WUWM public radio.  CBN devoted a 2012 segment to Elie’s life on “The 700 Club”.  His life’s journey is now documented in the book, “THE GOOD SOLDIER”, published by WestBow Press in 2011.

Elie and his wife, Luna, married in 1991 and have three boys. The family enjoys swimming, jogging, and traveling.

EMAIL – 414.374.3457

 

Luna Hasbani

Luna Hasbani

Luna grew up in an evangelical Christian family.  Her father was a pastor, and both of her parents were involved in various ministries  At the age of 5, she prayed with her  dad and received Christ as her personal savior. Luna served as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, church council member.  She graduated with a bachelors of divinity from Mediterranean Bible College in Beirut, Lebanon in 1991. After getting married to Elie, Luna served alongside him in every ministry as well as leading Sunday school in 2 different churches. She was the director of Eastbrook School of Fine Arts for 5 years. Luna has been a K4 teacher at Eastbrook Academy since 2007.

EMAIL – 414.688.3160

 

John Larry

Pastoral Intern-Servent Grace
John Larry

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Marcia and Greg Lilley

Hospitality Team
Marcia and Greg

Ethnos makes fellowship a priority, modeling after the early church from the book of Acts. People are given time and space after service to build relationships. What better way to make new friends and strengthen existing ones, than over coffee, cookies and community meals!
Serving as Hospitality leaders, Marcia and Greg marvel at how God has drawn them ever closer to the heart of Milwaukee and toward the nations. For Marcia, her high school’s multi-cultural group gave valuable insights into the uniqueness and challenges for people of other ethnicities and cultures. Greg started his informal cultural training during his UW-Platteville years; becoming roommates and friends with guys from Indonesia, China, and Thailand. Since they’ve been married, they’ve had the opportunity to serve on several mission trips, both here and abroad. Both have served with ministries in Milwaukee’s central city. Then, after co-leading discussion groups for The Alpha Course, they discovered they were drawn to internationals too. They believe that God intends to see his children unified and He will draw together people from different tribes, tongues and nations into a church like Ethnos.

EMAIL – 414.688.3160

 

Robert Kobe

Elder of Council-Secretary

Robert Kolb is married and has 3 boys. He has lived in Milwaukee for 3 years now and has been attending Ethnos since the launch. Robert graduated from Moody Bible institute in 2004 and him and his spent 3 years serving as missionaries in Uganda. He currently teaches 9th grade Bible at HOPE Christian High School.

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Alexander Walker

Elder of Council-Chair
Alexander Walker

As an innovative, creative, and visionary thinker, Alex has found success in his work as an architecture and urban planning professional throughout. In this work, Alex seeks to collaborate, encourage, and help others to solve problems and find comprehensive design solutions. He grew up in the Milwaukee area and received prestigious education at Marquette University High school, University of Virginia, and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In all, Alex has earned his BS in and MA in Architecture as well as an additional Masters in Urban Planning. Along with this, Alex has served as a youth ministry leader at Eastbrook Church, as well as New Testament Church of Milwaukee. Additionally, he served as middle and high school Math and Science teacher at Eastbrook Academy, before pursuing careers in both architecture and urban planning. Growing up under the teachings of Pastor Malone at New Testament Church, Alex learned at a young age what it meant to be true follower of Christ and to live a life of godliness. Alex is dedicated to his wife Jozi and two children Abigail and Annalise, and continues to seek ways to serve as a spiritual leader, both in the home as well at Ethnos Church.

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