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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

Executive Director

Ruth Schmidt

Ruth Schmidt

Senior Director

Brehm Film Co-Director
May headshot

May Kytonen

Director of Cohorts

Lead Designer
Ed Willmington

Ed Willmington

Director of Imagining Worship for Children: A Lilly Endowment Project 

Part of the Nurturing Children Through Worship and Prayer Initiative
David Taylor

W. David O. Taylor

Associate Professor of Theology and Culture
Kutter Callaway

Kutter Callaway

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

Director of Brehm Film

Associate Dean of the Center for Advanced Theological Studies
Eric Brockway

Erin Brockway

Finance Manager
Jennifer Ackerman

Jennifer Ackerman

Director of Brehm Preaching: A Lloyd John Ogilvie Initiative

Assistant Professor of Preaching

Contact Us

Visit the Pasadena Office

460 Ford Place, Pasadena, CA, 91101


Tues 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 12:00pm

Please email to make an appointment outside these set office hours.

Call or Email


Primary Contact:
Ruth Schmidt, Senior Director