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Building bridges between artist, church, and culture in the Pacific Northwest

Brehm Cascadia is the Seattle-based branch of Fuller's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. Brehm Cascadia was born out of Fuller’s Institute for Theology and NW Culture, a theological-cultural center founded in 2013 that functioned as an innovative hub for theology, culture, and the arts in the Pacific Northwest. It was adopted as an affiliate branch of the Brehm Center in 2018 to streamline the seminary’s centers of innovation for greater impact. Brehm Cascadia exists to theologically equip the church for mission in the Pacific Northwest through engagement with the arts and culture.

cascadia Residency

Cascadia Residency

Our nine-month residency grants artists time and space to learn and work in community with fellow artists and church leaders, deepening the relationship between artists and local church communities. We invite all types of artists to apply—from visual artists to architects to singer-songwriters. Churches of any denomination are welcome to apply to host artists.

Annual Conferences

Our annual conferences invite pastors, artists, leaders, and culture-­makers into a space of conversation, imagination, and relationship as we explore worship and the arts and how they might shape the Cascadian context.

Cascadia Conference

Our Staff

Our team is committed to serving the Pacific Northwest’s churches and arts communities. Let us know how we can help you—we’re happy to connect.

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Shannon Steed Sigler

Executive Director

Shannon Sigler is a visual artist and theologian with a passion for pastoring artists and building bridges between art and church communities. She studied at Asbury Seminary, Boston University, and is a PhD student at the University of Manchester.

Emily Lewis

Emily Lewis

Program Director

Emily Lewis is a hospitality artist committed to building community through empowering, educating, and equipping the local church to lead the way in the art of hospitality. Emily is currently pursuing a joint master’s in theology and business at Seattle Pacific University.

May Kytonen

May Kytonen

Content Manager

May Kytonen is a visual artist based in Seattle, Washington. She holds a degree in interdisciplinary visual arts from the University of Washington and has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Fuller Studio Resources

Incarnation & Hospitality: How Artists Can Create Spaces of Mutuality in the Church

Shannon Sigler urges churches to collaborate with their artists in creating welcoming, non-didactic spaces of worship and relationship

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Forming Artists, Strengthening Churches

Shannon Sigler reflects on the pastoral and theological values of developing an artist

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FULLER dialogues: Worship, Theology, and the Arts in a Divided World

Leading theologians and artists explore how the arts can becomes sources of good news in our divided world

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Brehm Cascadia

Staff

Shannon Sigler
Executive Director
shannonsigler@fuller.edu

Emily Lewis
Program Director
emilynelson@fuller.edu

May Kytonen
Content Expert
maykytonen@fuller.edu

Office

5306 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Hours: 9am-5pm Wednesdays and by appointment