Combining Tim’s deep biblical understanding and Jon’s passion for visual storytelling, they created their first two videos in 2014 and put them online for free. This is now a collaborative, full-time labor of love made up of artists, illustrators, designers, supporters, and prayer warriors.
Tim Mackie is a writer and creative director for The Bible Project. 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 is a professor at Western Seminary and served as a teaching pastor for many years.
Jon Collins is a writer and creative director for The Bible Project. 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.
Steve Atkinson serves as The Bible Project’s Executive Director. He oversees all operations both internal and external for The Bible Project. He spent 15 years in the marketplace in sales and marketing, most recently as President of the Masters Plan Foundation.
Sr. Director of Operations
Joshua Eddleman is our Sr. Director of Operations. He geeks out on seeing teams work efficiently and individuals thrive in their craft. He has worked with creative teams both in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds for over 15 years. Prior to The Bible Project he was overseeing operations and production at a brand strategy agency.
Sr. Director of Strategy
Ken serves as The Bible Projects Sr. Director of Strategy, overseeing all communications, partnerships, and development work for the organization. The Bible Project intentionally invests resources into developing generous relationships with organizations to increase the usefulness and impact of our content.
Board of Directors
Gerry Breshears is on The Bible Project’s Board of Directors. He has a PhD in Systematic Theology and has served as a professor for over 30 years at Western Seminary in Portland, OR. Aside from providing counsel to Tim and Jon as a Board member, he also consults on our scripts and content portfolio.
Robert Perez is an illustrator who teamed up with the project during its initial conception and has stuck around ever since. Now the 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.
Director of Studio Technology
Jon Dobson is the Director of Studio Technology at The Bible Project. 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 The Bible Project, Jon was a Senior Technical Director at Laika animation.
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Michael McDonald works on cultivating awareness and creating strategic relationships with churches, organizations and other non-profits that are looking to use The Bible Project Videos in their context. 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.
Director of Web Technology
Aeron Sullivan is our Director of Technology and comes to us from the military and for-profit technology sector. He holds a bachelors in political science and an MBA. In 2016, Aeron was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30. He resides in San Diego, CA with his wife and two daughters.
Allison Martyn is our Director of Global Focus. Her team coordinates 25+ groups that work to publish our content in non-English languages. She has a BS in Business from John Brown University and an MS in Marketing from Texas A&M. Allison has been working, living, or traveling internationally for over 20 years and is thrilled to bring our videos to audiences around the world! Allison spent two years as a full-time rock climber.
Joel Paul is the finance manager at TBP. 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.
Miriam Chesbro is our team’s enthusiast — using her theatrics to pester teammates and coerce them into producing animated videos, and liking it! As producer at The Bible Project, she keeps video timelines humming along and manages a handful of other projects with the help of giant wall-size gantt charts. She also plays the cello!
Alli Johnson is our Strategic Advancement Manager. She has over 12 years of experience serving nonprofits, start-up agencies, and global brands and works closely with our Director of Strategic Partnerships to increase awareness for TBP around the world. She used to teach yoga, which helps her stay balanced as she drives a number of our projects and campaigns.
Audience Engagement Director
Sydney Bolinger serves as our Audience Engagement Director. She’s passionate about cultivating our ever-growing audience and is always looking to expand engagement through our digital channels. When she’s not working on the latest version of the Quarterly, you can often find her hiking amongst the beaches, forests, and volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest.
Digital Learning Manager
Carissa Quinn serves as our Digital Learning Manager and fellow Hebrew Bible nerd! She has her PhD in Hebrew Bible and MA in Teaching, and she is a John Wesley Fellow. At The Bible Project, she combines her love for biblical studies and education to create curriculum, content, and classes.
Data Insights Manager
Ryan Summers is our resident data nerd. Ryan’s 15 years of experience in digital strategy and analytics have been focused on helping organizations build a culture of measurement and user experience optimization. At The Bible Project, Ryan helps us measure our reach and better understand our audience and how our content is used. Ryan has also served as a Search & Rescue instructor and relaxes by backpacking all over Oregon and Washington.
We love our team!
We have a talented team of animators and illustrators, designers, data scientists, support staff, writers, and finance gurus, who make this project possible!
We value creativity, technology, and people.
Would you like to work with us? Visit our careers page page to see if we have any open positions, or to see what we look for in a potential member of the team.