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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.

Brehm Integrations

Go Behind the Scenes of our Work Integrating Worship, Theology, and the Arts

Our blog features content from Brehm faculty and staff as well as from students, artists, and ministry leaders who are actively integrating worship, theology, and the arts.

Brehm for Ministry Leaders

The Brehm Center was founded to help ministry leaders consider and experience how the arts might shape their ministry practices in creative and theologically informed ways. Explore our programs and resources specially designed to equip pastors and ministry leaders in this unprecedented season of ministry.

Brehm for Artists

We believe that artists can be voices in the wilderness of our culture. Our team is passionate about supporting artists’ creative, vocational, and spiritual formation, as well as equipping artists to serve well in both church and culture. Learn more about our cohorts and resources supporting artist community and development.

Brehm for Students

Do you want to go deeper in your understanding of worship, theology, and the arts? With a renowned faculty specializing in liturgical theology, arts, and culture, we offer both degreed and non-degreed opportunities to explore this generative intersection. Learn more about joining our learning community.

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

shannonsigler@fuller.edu
Ruth Schmidt

Ruth Schmidt

Director of Programming and Operations

Brehm Film Co-Director

ruthschmidt@fuller.edu
Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson

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

tjohnson@fuller.edu
Rob Johnston

Rob Johnston

Director of Brehm Film, and Professor of Theology and Culture

johnston@fuller.edu
Ed Willmington

Ed Wilmington

Director of Brehm Music: A Fred Bock Initiative

edw@fuller.edu
David Taylor

W. David O. Taylor

Professor of Theology and Culture

davidtaylor1@fuller.edu
Maria Fee

Maria Fee

Director of Brehm Visual Art

mariafee@fuller.edu
Jen Ackerman

Jennifer Ackerman

Director of Brehm Preaching:

A Lloyd John Ogilvie Initiative

jenniferackerman@fuller.edu
May Kytonen

May Kytonen

Brehm Residency Manager

maykytonen@fuller.edu
Eric Brockway

Erin Brockway

Program Administrator, Brehm Preaching

erinbrockway@fuller.edu

Contact Us

Pasadena

(626) 304-3789

brehmcenter@fuller.edu

135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182

Primary Contact: Ruth Schmidt

Houston

10200 Richmond Ave #170
Houston, TX 77042

Primary Contact: David Taylor

Seattle

cascadia@fuller.edu

160 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Primary Contact: May Kytonen