Eric L. Odell-Hein, Ph.D. - President and Faculty Mentor
(Theology, Religion, Theodicy, Apologetics) 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 two books due out in the fall of 2017: “Recovering Lost Treasure: Finding Christ in Ancient Myth, Symbol, and Ritual,” and “Systems of Evil: A Study in Comparative Theodicy.” 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 MRS (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: Conservative Evangelical.