Meet the Brehm Scholars

 

The Brehm Center scholars show exceptional promise to be leaders in church, academic, missions or arts related vocations. In 2007, through the initiative and generosity of William K. and Delores S. Brehm, scholarships were established in their name for Fuller Theological Seminary students enrolled in Worship, Theology, and the Arts concentrations. The three Brehm Scholarships are awarded to a Master of Arts student, a Master of Divinity student, and a PhD student.

 

The Master of Arts and Master of Divinity scholarships are currently available. Fuller's Student Financial Services (SFS) is currently taking applications. To learn more about the scholarships click here.  You will be redirected to the SFS website where you can download the Brehm Scholarship application form.

 

Michelle Baker-Wright

Brehm PhD Scholar

PhD candidate in Christian Worship. Brehm Scholar 2007-present. Michelle Baker-Wright is the current Brehm PhD Scholar. She graduated magna cum laude from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California...Read Full Bio.

Edward Yang

PhD Candidate in Theology and Culture under Dr. William Dyrness. (Dissertation will be on neo-Calvinist aesthetics and Reformed theology of worship space.)  Serving as associate director for the Institute of the Study for...Read Full Bio.

Allison Ash

Master of Divinity - Worship, Theology, and the Arts emphasis. Brehm Scholar 2007-2008. Allison graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (piano). Her worship ministry began in 1995 and...Read Full Bio.

Deborah Buchanan

PhD in Theology and Culture. Brehm Scholar 2006-2007.

Leah Marie Buturain

Leah Buturain Schneider is the Brehm Scholar of Theology and Culture at the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts.  Leah brings to her interdisciplinary work in theology and the arts a keen and poetic desire to...Read Full Bio.

Christine Lee Allen

Master of Divinity - Worship and Music Ministry emphasis. Brehm Scholar 2008-2009. Christine Lee is a graduate of voice studies and music education at the University of Toronto.  She has performed as a soloist with many...Read Full Bio.

Cristian Cazacu

Master of Arts: Global Christian Worship emphasis. Brehm Scholar 2007-2010. Cristian grew up in the Orthodox Church but really came to know Christ at the age of 15. Since making a commitment to Christ, he has been active in...Read Full Bio.

Elspeth Noble

Master of Arts in Theology - Theology and the Arts emphasis. Brehm Scholar 2010-2011. Elspeth hails from the United Kingdom and is delighted to be exploring California!  She grew up in Manchester, England, and studied at...Read Full Bio.

Jonghun Joo

PhD in Christian Worship. Brehm Scholar 2006-2007. Born in 1972 in Seoul, Korea, Jong Hun Joo completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Chongshin University, Seoul, in February 1995 with a major in Theology. He received his...Read Full Bio.

Tony Mills

PhD in Theology and Culture. Brehm Scholar 2006-2007.

Brian Haynes

Master of Divinity - Worship and Music Ministry.  Brehm Scholar 2009-2010

Todd Farley

PhD in Theology and Culture. Brehm Scholar 2002-2005. Todd Farley is an citizen of the world.  He spent his early childhood in Hawaii and his arts training in Paris, France (‘84-‘87) under the tutorship of...Read Full Bio.

Craig Detweiler

PhD in Theology and Culture. Brehm Scholar 2002-2007. Craig Detweiler is Associate Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  Craig directs Pepperdine’s Center for Entertainment, Media,...Read Full Bio.

John Guthrie

PhD student and Psychological Assistant

Master of Arts in Theology. Brehm Scholar 2004-2007.

Ron Rienstra

PhD candidate in Christian Worship. Brehm Scholar 2004-2007(LUCE). Since his ordination in the RCA in 1993, Ron Rienstra has lived and ministered at educational institutions in Iowa (Central College), Michigan (Calvin...Read Full Bio.

Eric Jacobsen

PhD in Theology and Culture. Brehm Scholar 2004-2007 (LUCE). Eric Jacobsen is the author of Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and the Christian Faith (Brazos Press, 2003) as well as numerous articles on New Urbanism. He...Read Full Bio.

Travis Kingma

Heimberger-Robinson Scholarship Recipient

Pursuing a Master of Divinity in Worship and Music Ministry Travis graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He also minored in Management and Jazz studies after receiving a music...Read Full Bio.

Bobby Chow

Brehm MDiv Scholar

Master of Divinity - Worship, Theology, and the Arts emphasis. Bobby graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Finance. After working a short stint in the financial industry, he knew he needed something more creative...Read Full Bio.

Katherine Lee

Brehm MA Scholar

Master of Arts in Theology - Theology and the Arts emphasis. Katherine was originally a pre-med student and completed a degree in microbiology. However, after a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship in genetics at Johns Hopkins...Read Full Bio.

Ralph Watkins

Associate Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth, Columbia Theological Semi

Ralph’s work focuses on building bridges between young adults and the church in order to develop leaders for the 21st century church. He is the author of several books, including: From Jay-Z to Jesus: Reaching and...Read Full Bio.

http://ralph-watkins.ctsnet.edu/

John Chan

Design Director, Formation Association

John K Chan is an environmental designer with a portfolio of architectural work ranging from idiosyncratic residential structures to large scale master planning and institutional buildings. As a designer, he has contributed to...Read Full Bio.

http://www.formationassociation.com

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