“Whit” is an inventor, author, entrepreneur and owner of Whit’s End—an ice cream shop and “discovery emporium” where kids can be kids. His wise counsel, inventiveness and insight have made him a trusted friend and confidant to everyone in Odyssey.
Eugene is Whit’s dependable, eccentric genius of an assistant. Whether he’s working at Whit’s End, teaching at Campbell College, or developing another big invention, Eugene knows everything about everything (or thinks he does).
Connie has worked at Whit’s End since she moved to Odyssey. She is spontaneous and never inclined to hold back what she’s thinking, but she has a strong heart for discipleship—especially toward the kids at Whit’s End.
Rodney Rathbone is an only child, who proudly serves as the town bully and head of a gang called “The Bones of Rath.” He has become a fixture on the streets (and back alleys) of Odyssey. Whether he’s harassing kids, trying to con someone, or starting a rock band, Rodney keeps things lively through his humorous and willful defiance of common sense.