“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.
As Whit’s nemesis, Dr. Regis Blackgaard is synonymous with pure evil in Odyssey. Where Bart Rathbone’s schemes are comical, Blackgaard’s are terrifying. A former European intelligence agent, he has plotted more than once to take over Whit’s End and Odyssey by whatever means necessary. He is to be feared and never trusted.