Eric L. Odell-Hein, Ph.D. - President and Professor
(Theology, Religion, Theodicy) Dr. Odell-Hein is the President of Columbia Evangelical Seminary and the Teaching Pastor at The Summit Evangelical Free Church in Enumclaw, WA. He authored three books: “Recovering Lost Treasure: Finding Christ in Ancient Myth, Symbol, and Ritual,” “Systems of Evil: A Study in Comparative Theodicy,” and “Finding My Son: A Father’s Adoption Journey.” His broad experience also includes managing technology projects and businesses for a major Pacific Northwest software company since 1999, and he is also the Director of Columbia Evangelical Seminary Press. His education includes a ThB, an MRel (World Religions), and an MDiv (Practical Theology) from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He also earned a PhD (Theology-Comparative Theodicy) with North-West University, South Africa. Theological persuasion: Molinist, Evangelical.