Culture Care:

Creating Beauty in Exile

February 8–12, 2017
Pasadena, California
Registration for Culture Care: Creating Beauty in Exile is now closed. Walk up registration will be accepted each day of the conference.

About the Event

Join us as we continue the conversation on cultural generativity at the second annual Culture Care Summit, hosted by Fuller’s Brehm Center and led by acclaimed artist and Brehm Center director Mako Fujimura. With such speakers as best-selling author/theologian Philip Yancey and Fuller president Mark Labberton, we will consider the ideas and questions raised in Fujimura’s new book Silence and Beauty. The summit will conclude with the 2017 Festival of Worship on Sunday, February 12, featuring distinguished composer John Rutter as guest conductor.

The Culture Care Summit is presented in association with International Arts Movement (IAM).

read a note from the director, Mako Fujimura

Speakers and Presenters

Makoto Fujimura, director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Fuller Seminary, is a world-renowned artist as well as founder of International Arts Movement and the Fujimura Institute.

Mark Labberton, Fuller Seminary’s president, brings a passion for the arts to his leadership. Prior to joining Fuller he served in pastoral roles for three decades.
Alexis Abernethy is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Seminary and a member of the Brehm Center’s Executive Committee.
Philip Yancey is an award-winning writer and author of many notable books, including What's So Amazing About Grace?
Urban Doxology, led by David Bailey, is a ministry that writes the soundtrack of reconciliation in the racially diverse and gentrifying neighborhood of Church Hill in Richmond, Virginia.
John Rutter is a composer, conductor, editor, arranger, record producer of choral music, and founder of the Cambridge Singers.
Ed Willmington is director of the Fred Bock Institute of Music at the Brehm Center and Composer-in-Residence at Fuller Seminary.
Sue Rueb
Sue Rueb, a former public school teacher and communications consultant, cofounded the Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network with her husband, Jerry.
Jerry Rueb is lead pastor of Cornerstone Church in Long Beach, California. He authored New Dimension Living and is cofounder of the Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network.
Grete Gryzwana
Grete Gryzwana, a choreographer who has performed and taught widely, has developed dances for professional dance, theater, and opera companies as well as many other applications.
Joey Tomassoni
Joey Tomassoni is an artist and church cultivator residing in the Washington DC area, with work that explores community restoration through the integration of faith and creativity.

Shann Ray, a poet and prose writer and licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the psychology of men, teaches leadership and forgiveness studies at Gonzaga University.
Keiko Yanaka is a Japanese creative catalyst affiliated with the International Arts Movement–Japan, and brings an intimate understanding of Japanese tea rituals.
Dianne Collard
Dianne Collard, author of I Choose to Forgive, is a director at A.C.T. International, which serves artistic and innovative ministries and missionaries doing Christian work around the world.
Scott Cormode oversees the centers, institutes, and initiatives of Fuller Seminary as director of Innovation, and also is the Hugh De Pree Associate Professor of Leadership Development.
Pamela Ebstyne King is the Peter L. Benson Associate Professor of Applied Developmental Science at Fuller’s School of Psychology, working with the Thrive Center for Human Development and the Fuller Youth institute.
Chris Giammona
Chris Giammona is a partner at Mercer, a global human resource consulting firm within the Healthcare Consulting Group, and board chair of International Arts Movement.
Stephen Proctor is an artist, designer, and visual liturgist who runs the Illuminate podcast.
Brian Allain is founding director of the Frederick Buechner Center, president of Writing For Your Life, and president of Enliven Your Tribe.
Ian Morgan Cron
Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, speaker, Enneagram teacher, counselor, Dove Award-winning songwriter, and Episcopal priest who draws on an array of disciplines in his work.
Oscar García-Johnson is associate professor of theology and Latino/a studies and associate dean for the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community (Centro Latino) at Fuller.

A VISION TO TRANSFORM the seminary experience

Mako Fujimura interviews Mark Labberton about transforming the seminary experience, and the importance of the arts in this vision.

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