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Integrating worship, theology, and the arts for the renewal of church and culture

Moving the worship and arts conversation from research to resources to real life, our center exists to equip artist and ministry leaders for a changing culture, whether in the classroom, the studio, or the pulpit. We offer events, resources, and cohorts in our three locations as well as online.

Pasadena, CA

Houston, TX

Seattle, WA


Brehm + FULLER Leadership Platform

The FULLER Leadership Platform is changing the future of learning, giving learners and leaders access to the best of Fuller’s resources to grow spiritually and serve God’s kingdom. If you aren’t near one of our Brehm Center locations––or even if you are––access our online worship, theology, and arts resources from anywhere.

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Brehm Events

The Brehm Center has always been a place of meeting and integration between artists, scholars, ministry leaders, and culture-makers, and our conferences offer such opportunities annually. We also host occasional smaller gatherings, such as film screenings, concerts, lectures, and more. Now more than ever, the Brehm Center is considering ways to make events accessible to as many people as possible, experimenting with multisite and livestream conferencing opportunities for the future.

Brehm Resources

Are you looking for a specialized arts and theology resource? Through the FULLER Leadership Platform, the Brehm Center offers a number of online resources engaging specific art forms, such as faith and film, music and worship, the arts in spiritual formation, and more. If you aren’t near one of our Brehm Center locations––or even if you are––access our online worship, theology, and arts resources from anywhere.

Brehm Cohorts

Our most formative offerings, our Brehm Cohorts offer spiritual and leadership formation in both online and in-person small groups. Each of our cohorts is designed with the integration of worship, theology, and the arts in mind, and offers the opportunity for real relationships in the midst of a cultural landscape where our communities have become increasingly dispersed.


Arts Initiatives at the Brehm Center

Throughout the history of the Brehm Center, artists and scholars have cultivated initiatives to support different arts emphases. These include Visual Faith, focusing on visual arts and architecture; Reel Spirituality, exploring faith and film; the Ogilvie Institute of Preaching; the Fred Bock Institute of Music, and the Brehm New Music Initiative. These emphases are now integrated into all of our Brehm Center programming.

Founders and History

Founded in 2001 and named after Fuller Seminary Board of Trustee members William and Delores Brehm, the Brehm Center’s mission is to integrate worship, theology, and the arts for the renewal of church and culture. The original Brehm Charter states, “We believe that God is the original artist, the first Creator. By engaging expert faculty, world-class artists, and visiting scholars to investigate the theory and practice of making art in ministry, we hope to inspire a new generation of thoughtful, creative, and culturally engaged leaders that can wisely speak into the church as well as beyond its walls.” Read more below for a timeline of Brehm history.

Faculty and Staff

Shannon Sigler

Shannon Sigler

Executive Director
Ruth Schmidt

Ruth Schmidt

Director of Programming and Operations
Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson

William K. and Delores S. Brehm Associate Professor of Worship, Theology, and the Arts
Rob Johnston

Rob Johnston

Director of Reel Spirituality, and Professor of Theology and Culture
Ed Willmington

Ed Wilmington

Director of Fred Bock Institute for Music
David Taylor

W. David O. Taylor

Director of Brehm Texas, and Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture
Maria Fee

Maria Fee

Director of Brehm Cascadia (Seattle)
Jen Ackerman

Jennifer Ackerman

Director of Ogilvie Institute
May Kytonen

May Kytonen

Brehm Cascadia Manager
Eric Brockway

Erin Brockway

Program Administrator, Ogilvie Institute

Contact Us


(626) 304-3789

135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182

Primary Contact: Ruth Schmidt


10200 Richmond Ave #170
Houston, TX 77042

Primary Contact: David Taylor


160 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Primary Contact: May Kytonen