While Mars Hill Pastor Steve Tompkins' recently public letter is a positive step and a giant step dealing with 2007 on the part of a current Mars Hill elder with respect to 2007 (certainly a bigger step than the one Driscoll took in August with his vague references to 2006-2007) there is an extra detail that must be borne in mind about Tompkins.
Namely, his role as part of the Elder Investigative Taskforce of 2007 alongside Scott Thomas, Gary Shavey, and Dave Kraft.
Tompkins now joins Kraft for the ranks of men who have in some way publicly expressed regret over the 2007 firing and trial process but since Tompkins was actually on the EIT perhaps he can elucidate what evidence (if any?) was accumulated during the month of October 2007. Perhaps Tompkins can also explain what was described as an already completed "conciliatory process", too, if that's possible.