Barry has served at Fuller Seminary in a number of capacities. On finishing his PhD at Fuller, he worked initially for the Brehm Center as co-director for the Reel Spirituality Institute and also began teaching theology and culture classes on music, film, pop culture and contemporary theology as an adjunct professor.
Currently, he works as the Brehm Center's Artist in Residence, continuing his teaching and work with students, as well as serving as an advisor and guide to the Brehm Center as it has undergone a re-envisioning and branding process.
In addition to his work at Fuller, Barry serves as associate rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills and teaches advertising and consumer culture at the Art Center College of Design's School of Advertising.
A talented song writer, he has composed music for movie soundtracks and has produced his own music CDs. Barry travels globally, speaking on a wide variety of issues related to the intersections of theology and contemporary culture. He coauthored A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture and A Heretic's Guide to Eternity. His latest book, Entertainment Theology: New Edge Spirituality in a Digital Democracy, was published in 2008.
Christopher Slatoff was launched into the art world at an early age; his father was a painter and an art professor. Christopher studied both here and in France, ultimately obtaining his BFA in Sculpture from Cal State Long Beach.
He has had several solo exhibitions, including one at the San Diego Art Institute, and participated in many group shows at galleries, museums and universities in Southern California, Arizona and New York. Christopher's San Diego work also includes working with the Ilan Lael Foundation and exhibiting in the "Sculpture San Diego" exhibitions. He was recently invited to join the California Art Club in Pasadena, and is showing in their annual juried show. Christopher has also completed international sculpture projects in Japan, Holland and the Canary Islands.
Christopher has been very involved in bringing art into the community His public art commissions range from "Sheltering Wings" for the San Diego Port Commission at Shoreline Park in Coronado, to seven life-size commissions for churches in both California and Texas.
In 1986 Christopher had a California Artist in Residence Grant to work with special needs children in the Vista School System. He has worked in his community to establish both expanded in-classroom and after-school art programs. Currently he is serving as a guest artist facilitator in sculpture for children at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, a state mental institution.
Since relocating from San Diego to Los Angeles in 1997, the artist has done a number of projects for the movie studios, including a featured angel grave marker for the Paramount film "Face-Off", and a mother and child sculpture for Disney's "Enemy of The State". More recently, Christopher was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal by the California Art Club. As artist-in-residence with the Brehm Center, Christopher has served as guest lecturer in a number of Fuller Seminary classes including the courses taught in Orvieto, Italy.