Meet the EATFE 2014 Speakers

  • EATFE Barry Taylor

    Dr. Barry Taylor is the Associate Rector at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, California. He also teaches theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he is the Artist-in-Residence for the Brehm Center, and he teaches advertising and consumer culture at the Art Center College of Design's School of Advertising in Pasadena, California, topics that were part of his theological doctoral study program. A talented song writer, he has composed music for movie soundtracks and has produced his own music CDs. Barry travels globally, speaking on a wide variety of issues related to the intersections of theology and contemporary culture. He coauthored A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture and A Heretic's Guide to Eternity. His latest book, Entertainment Theology: New Edge Spirituality in a Digital Democracy, was published in 2008.


  • EATFE Juan Martinez

    Dr. Juan Martínez is Vice Provost; the Academic Director of the Hispanic Center; and Professor of Hispanic Studies and Pastoral Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is an ordained Mennonite Brethren pastor. Juan has been a pastor, church planter, director of a Bible Institute, and rector of a seminary in Guatemala. His public ministry is currently focusing on immigration reform. Among his most recently published books are Churches, Cultures & Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities (with Mark Lau Branson, 2011, Spanish 2013), and Los Protestantes: Latino Protestantism in the United States (2011). He was also a regional editor of IVP´s Global Dictionary of Theology (2008). He and his wife, Olga, have two adult children, Xaris and Josué, and a daughter-in-law, Jackie.


  • EATFE Rob Muthiah
    Dr. Rob Muthiah is the Director of Field Education and Professor of Practical Theology at Asuza Pacific University's Graduate School of Theology. He is an ordained pastor through the Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church, U.S.A., and has served in a variety of pastoral roles, including previous work as a lead pastor of a church in Colorado. His teaching interests include theology and practices of congregational leadership, missional ecclesiology, empowering the whole people of God, and ministry in the postmodern context. Dr. Muthiah has contributed to various projects and publications, including journal articles, book reviews, and leading workshops and retreats for pastors. He is also the author of a book, The Priesthood of All Believers in the Twenty-First Century: Living Faithfully as the Whole People of God in a Postmodern Context.