Our passion is to guide Christ-followers in the organic process of whole life spiritual formation.

We are raising-up a new generation of transformational leaders; providing leadership, training, and resources to the emerging church; as well as bringing a renewed focus of spiritual formation to Christ-followers everywhere.

Over the last 15 years, we have had the privilege of journeying with over 5,000 people and training more than 125 leaders. Although we have our roots in California and Colorado, God has used Theodyssey in 5 different countries. We’re bringing spiritual formation out of the abbey and into the corners of culture.

Theodyssey is a community of teachers, parents, business partners, computer technicians, engineers, and students, with a diversity of Christian traditions, from various states and countries, who share a desire to grow in a deepening relationship with God and to share that journey with others. Our staff team and board of directors have a deep-rooted passion to help that community grow and thrive.

Theodyssey is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported entirely by God’s generosity funneled through people committed to transforming work of Jesus in human lives.

OUR STAFF

DAVID SMITH

LEAD NAVIGATOR

David is the founder of Theodyssey and the author of our curriculum. He is devoted to helping others experience the radical transformation that only God can bring about.

ERIC LEHMAN

MINISTRY PIONEER

Eric spearheads new initiatives, empowers and equips local communities, and brainstorms how to make Theodyssey accessible to more people.

TAMARA EROPKIN

STORYTELLER

Tamara captures and celebrates the stories of how God is transforming lives within the Theodyssey community and beyond.

TOM PETERSON

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Tom oversees Theodyssey's finances as well as all administrative and legal requirements, ensuring the ministry is operating with the highest integrity.

SHIRLEY JAIRETT

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Shirley manages all facets of our financial world, including accounting, payables, giving records, IRS reporting, taxes and more!

PAUL LINDSTROM

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Paul oversees the systems essential to the livelihood of Theodyssey through database integrity, accurate communications, and exploring innovative technology.

SUSAN BEVINGTON

STORE MANAGER

Susan runs the Theodyssey store out of her house, processing all curriculum orders promptly and covering each person with prayer.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JIM WILLIAMS

Chairman of the Board

Jim brings years of wisdom and know-how from his experience as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Navy and executive leadership in Silicon Valley corporations. Jim and his wife Pam live in Rio Verde, AZ.

LISA OLSON

Lisa brings more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership roles and is currently the Executive Director of Carolina Creek Christian Camps in Huntsville, Texas. Lisa, whose husband, Mark, is already with the Lord, has 4 young adult children.

BEN SLICK

Ben, currently Senior Vice President for Business Development at HydroPoint Data Systems, brings years of experience from the world of high tech start-ups and entrepreneurial leadership. Ben, his wife Marcia and daughter Ellie live in Petaluma, CA.

ROBERT NIELSEN

Robert works as an Administrative Director for Adventist Health West, as well as an executive coach. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, a former pastor, and current associate staff member for Navigators. Robert and his wife Sherrill live in Rogers, AR.

RUTH PETERSON

Ruth works as the COO at a private investment company and brings her vast experience in management and finance. Ruth and her husband Glen live in Los Gatos, CA and love serving the most marginalized in our community.

JOE SOMMERS

Joe brings practical problem-solving, conviction and simple faith to the board. Joe is the Director of Engineering at Applied Materials in Santa Clara, CA. He and his wife Sherrie live in San Jose, CA.

DAVID SMITH

David is the founder of Theodyssey and the author of our curriculum. He is devoted to helping others experience the radical transformation that only God can bring about. David and his wife Robin live in Sunnyvale, CA.