Meet the Staff

We believe that every Christian is a minister and has a place of ministry.  At East, our pastoral staff serves by teaching, caring and helping equip you for ministry.


Brad Tuggle – Senior Pastor

Brad joined the staff in March 2012.  A graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, he held several management positions with MCI Communications for 15 years.  Brad entered full-time vocational ministry in March of 2000 and now serves as the senior pastor of EEFC.  He and his wife Cheryl have two daughters.  In addition to Brad’s role at the church, they minister together to survivors of sexual abuse.  Their book, A Healing Marriage, was published in 2004.  Email: senior.pastor@eastefree.org


Todd Miller – Associate Pastor

Todd's picTodd Miller joined our staff in August 2016. Todd graduated from Southwest Baptist University. Before entering into ministry, Todd taught and coached for about 10 years. While teaching at Goddard, he felt the call to full time ministry.  Todd served for three years as pastor to students in Chillicothe, Missouri, before being called to serve here at EEFC.  He’s and his wife, Andrea, have three children. Email: associatepastor@eastefree.org


Amy Kusmaul – Director of Children’s Ministry

Amy joined our staff in August 2011. Amy is a Wichita native who graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, she spent four years teaching elementary and middle school in both the public and private school settings. For the past ten years, Amy has been a stay-at-home mom and has homeschooled her oldest children. Amy and her husband, Daniel, have five children and have been attending EEFC since 1998.  Email: childrens.director@eastefree.org


Erin Wells – Church Administrator

Erin and her husband, Mike, have been a part of East E Free since 1993. She joined the staff in June, 2009, after teaching elementary children for 11 years. Erin and Mike have two daughters and two grandsons. Email: office@eastefree.org