Meet the
BibleProject Team

Where It Began

Combining Tim's deep biblical understanding and Jon's passion for visual storytelling, the guys created their first two videos in 2014 and put them online for free. Their idea has now grown into a collaborative, full-time labor of love made up of artists, illustrators, designers, and supporters.

Tim and Jon
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Steve Chief Executive Officer

Steve Atkinson serves as BibleProject’s Chief Executive Officer. He oversees all operations both internal and external for BibleProject. He spent 15 years in the marketplace in sales and marketing, most recently as President of the Masters Plan Foundation. more

Tim Co-Founder | Chief Education Officer

Tim Mackie is a writer and creative director for BibleProject. He has a PhD in Semitic Languages and Biblical Studies. He wrote his dissertation on the manuscript history of the book of Ezekiel, with a focus on the Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls. What a total nerd! He was a professor at Western Seminary and served as a teaching pastor for many years. more

Jon Co-Founder | Chief Creative Officer

Jon Collins is a writer and creative director for BibleProject. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University (where he met Tim). Jon is affectionately known by the team as the Architect of Ideas. He is a master of making complex ideas simple, and has spent the last decade founding and leading digital media and marketing companies. more

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Janice Board Member

Janice Munemitsu is on the BibleProject Board of Directors. After a career in the consumer foods industry, Janice works in pastoral leadership development and as a spiritual director. A farmer’s daughter at heart, she loves to garden and travel. Janice calls Orange County, CA home. more

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Karen Board Member

Karen Howells is on the BibleProject Board of Directors. A business owner, wife, and mother of two, Karen’s favorite things include kayaking, gardening, and celebrating the bounty of food, wine, and nature in the great Pacific Northwest with her husband, Rob. more

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Rudy Chief Operating Officer

As BibleProject's Chief Operating Officer, Rudy helps strategy and growth. He got his PhD in Neuroscience, but he now wishes it had been in Semitic Languages! Prior to joining our team, he served some of the world's largest organizations to develop and execute strategy and innovation. He married up and has four mischievous kids and one cat. more

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Miriam Chief People Officer

Miriam Chesbro has been an integral part of the BibleProject family from the early days. Previously, she oversaw our animation studio as our Executive Producer. Now, she brings her kindness and brightness to the rest of the organization by leading our People Team. Miriam has a love of world cultures and a level of wisdom that is unmatched. more

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Joel Chief Financial Officer

Joel Paul is the Chief Financial Officer at BibleProject. Joel spent some time in public accounting before serving six years as the director of finance at a large community church in Portland, OR. Joel loves the entrepreneurial aspect of team building and creating efficiencies of new and existing processes that best serve the organization. more

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Jon D Chief Technology Officer

Jon Dobson is the Chief Technology Officer at BibleProject. He brings 25 years of experience in the animation and visual-effects industry where he worked on Disney theme park attractions, several feature films, and everything in between. Prior to joining BibleProject, Jon was a Senior Technical Director at Laika animation. more

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Joel W. Chief Product Officer

Joel Worrall serves as Chief Product Officer and brings BibleProject his experience as a product and engineering leader in software, online learning, and international ministry. A lifelong student of the Hebrew Scriptures, Joel lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters more

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Mike Chief Global Focus & Strategic Relationships Officer

Michael McDonald works on cultivating awareness and creating strategic relationships with churches, organizations and other non-profits that are looking to use BibleProject Videos in their context. He also leads our Global Focus team which is working on localizing our videos into different languages. He previously spent 11 years leading a global development organization as well as serving on several boards for international organizations with compassion and justice missions. In a previous life, he owned and operated restaurants in Canada and the US, and still loves enjoying a great meal in new cities with his wife, Melissa. more

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Colin VP of Content

Colin Wilson serves as our Vice President of Content. Colin and his team are constantly exploring how to communicate complex topics in the most delightful ways possible. He lives in Dallas, Texas where he spends his weekends exploring with his wife, son, and two dogs. more

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Robot Creative Director

Robert Perez is an illustrator who teamed up with the project during its initial conception and has stuck around ever since. Now the Senior Art Director, his job and passion is to bring an excellence not only to the artwork, but also the storytelling of anything we make. Fun fact: He’s lovingly known as Robot or Bot around the studio. more

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Allan Creative Director

Allan Rosenow directed and animated BibleProject videos before coming onboard as Creative Director. Married and the father of two boys, Allan confesses that his head is full of spreadsheets but his heart beats for stories. He’s also always ready to discuss the finer elements of film and pour-over coffee. more

We Love Our Team

We make videos with a talented team of animators and illustrators, but also have a great support staff from graphic designers to finance gurus!

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