Meet our Faculty & Staff

The faculty at the Brehm Center are distinguished scholars, innovative thinkers, and passionate creatives. They bring spiritual wisdom, practical experience, and openness of creative expression to Fuller’s classrooms and campus.

Todd Johnson

W.K. & D.S. Brehm Asso. Prof. of Worship, Theology & the Arts; Theo. Director

Todd E. Johnson joined Fuller in 2005 and is the William K. and Delores S. Brehm Associate Professor of Worship, Theology and the Arts. He is also the Theological Director of the Brehm Center. As a member of the Center for...Read Full Bio.

William Dyrness

Professor of Theology and Culture

William Dyrness, professor of theology and culture, joined the Fuller faculty in 1990 and served as dean of the School of Theology from 1990 to 2000. He teaches courses in theology, culture, and the arts, and was a founding...Read Full Bio.

Mark Labberton

President, Fuller Seminary

Rev. Dr. Mark Labberton is the founding Director of the Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, bringing experience from over 25 years in pastoral ministry. Mark cares deeply about the call and life of the preacher and to the...Read Full Bio.

Barry Taylor

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...Read Full Bio.

Rob Johnston

Professor of Theology and Culture

Robert Johnston joined the faculty of Fuller in 1993, serving as provost until 1995 and now serving as professor of theology and culture. He brought with him 20 years of teaching, ecclesial, and academic administrative...Read Full Bio.

Ed Willmington

Director of the Fred Bock Institute for Music

Edwin M. (Ed) Willmington is the Director of the Fred Bock Institute of Music of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts, and Composer-in-Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary.  As the institute director, Ed...Read Full Bio.

Alexis Abernethy

Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology

Alexis Abernethy joined Fuller in 1998, serving as professor of psychology. Prior to coming to Fuller, she was on faculty within the Psychology Division of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical...Read Full Bio.

Roberta King

Associate Professor of Communication and Ethnomusicology

Roberta King is associate professor of communication and ethnomusicology in the School of Intercultural Studies. Since coming to Fuller in 2000, she has served as All-Seminary Chapel director and developed a new curriculum for...Read Full Bio.

W. David O. Taylor

Born and raised in Guatemala City, W. David O. Taylor is Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary as well as the director of Brehm Texas, an initiative in worship, theology and the arts,...Read Full Bio.

Kutter Callaway

Affiliate Professor of Theology and Culture

Kutter Callaway is the Director of Church Relations and an Affiliate Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. His theological musings are often focused on contemporary culture. His book, Scoring...Read Full Bio.

Carolyn Gordon

Associate Professor of Communication

Carolyn L. Gordon joined the Fuller faculty in 2007 as associate professor of communication and chairs the Department of Preaching and Communication.  She came to Fuller from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, where she...Read Full Bio.

Brehm Center staff keep the creative ball rolling.

Joe Gallagher

Interim Director

Joseph C. Gallagher (Joe) is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and worked for many years as a senior creative and corporate executive at Universal Studios and Fox Film Corporation. He and his wife Joanne, an actress, live in...Read Full Bio.

Nate Risdon

Associate Director

Nate Risdon currently serves as the Associate Director for the Brehm Center. After graduating from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Worship, Theology, and the Arts, Nate began...Read Full Bio. Edit bio

Tim Dearborn

Director of the Ogilvie Institute of Preaching

Tim comes to his new role as Director of the Ogilvie Institute of Preaching after a decade serving as director and then partnership leader (vice president) for Christian commitments at World Vision International. Before that,...Read Full Bio.

Beatriz Rodriguez

Event Coordinator

Beatriz has held positions as a Professional Meeting and Event Planner in the Hospitality Industry for over 10 years and enjoys the challenges each new Event brings. The collaboration of talents and skill sets in a team...Read Full Bio.

Debi Yu

Adminstrative Assistant

Debi was born in Korea but grew up mostly in SoCal, and lived somewhere between South Central and Glendale for most of her life. She worked for several years in a real-estate development company but felt the call to join...Read Full Bio.

Mark Finney

Program Manager, Ogilvie Institute of Preaching

Mark Finney brings several years of experience as a pastor and teacher to his role as Ogilvie Institute Program Manager, and he has a stong passion for equipping preachers. He earned his MDiv at Fuller Seminary, and as the...Read Full Bio.

Elijah Davidson

Web Manager for The Brehm Center and Co-Director of Reel Spirituality

Elijah Davidson, Co-Director of Reel Spirituality, received his Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies and Theology and Art at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is keenly interested in all the different ways the Kingdom of God...Read Full Bio.

Jon Gathje

A proud Nebraska native, Jon recently graduated with his Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, MN.  Along with his roles in the Brehm Center, he is also pursuing his PhD in Christian Worship and working as...Read Full Bio.

Maria Fee

Before starting her PhD studies at Fuller, Maria served as an arts ministry coordinator in the Center For Faith & Work (CFW), Redeemer Presbyterian Church. The CFW looks to equip, connect, and mobilize Christians in their...Read Full Bio.

Jennifer Ackerman

Micah Groups Coordinator, Ogilvie Institute of Preaching

Jennifer is a recent Fuller MDiv graduate and has been involved in the Micah Groups movement from the very beginning under the leadership of Dr. Mark Labberton. Most recently, Jennifer has been working as President...Read Full Bio.

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