William C. Stewart, MD, Co-Founder

After establishing a successful academic and clinical career in ophthalmology, William C. Stewart, MD co-founded several companies which focus on international clinical research management as well as financing and development of new medications.

Jeanette A. Stewart, Co-Founder

Jeanette began her professional career as a critical care nurse before moving into ophthalmic research. She has cofounded several companies and currently directs a clinical research organization which works globalally in ophthalmology.

In 2001 the Stewarts co-founded Teleios, Inc., a private 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation, to use their scientific research skills to generate evidence supportive of Biblical truth to improve the wellbeing of people’s lives. They continue to serve as directors of the foundation.

The Stewarts have been active in Christian leadership, individually and together, for over three decades. Separately, they each followed a part-time non-graduate study path at Dallas Theological Seminary. Each has served in local church leadership positions. Together they have taught local medical school and college campus ministries and have mentored and taught over 100 students individually and hundreds of others in group Bible-led studies and classes.

Jeanette currently serves on the Board of Directors for Chosen People Ministries which exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same.

Research Coordinator

Lindsay Nelson

Lindsay Nelson has been working in clinical research for over a decade assisting William and Jeanette Stewart. In recent years, as the Research Coordinator for Teleios, Lindsay graciously and energetically supports the organization’s daily activities and plays a critical role in data collection and analysis for research conducted by Teleios.

Teleios Board Member

Suzy Kopp is an energetic, well-established real estate professional in the Charleston, South Carolina area, who specializes in beach properties. She serves on the Teleios Board of Directors which benefits from both her business experience and her passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Director of Faith-Based Research

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W. Rodman MacIlvaine, III, DMin is on the adjunct faculties of both Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the founding senior pastor of Grace Community Church in Northeastern, Oklahoma – a church that has worked extensively to serve educational needs in the Spanish Speaking Caribbean. A Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Dr. MacIlvaine works with men and women in transition, especially those who are shifting into second careers.

Dr. MacIlvaine specializes in apologetics from an historical and theological perspective. His emphasis is in showing how adhering to God’s word has generated many benefits to societies, cultures and individuals.