MICHELLE LANG
MICHELLE LANG
Originally from Laurel, MS, Michelle Lang now resides in Portland, OR where she is currently the Associate Director of Campus Ministries at Warner Pacific College. Recently, she served as Urban Programs Coordinator for University Presbyterian Church and Director of Youth Programs for Church by the Side of the Road in Seattle, WA.

In 1995 Michelle joined the staff of Emerald City Outreach Ministries where she served as the Director of Youth Outreach and Leadership for 6 years. As Director she used her background in theater to launched her first fusion of youth ministry and the performing arts called Heart & Soul Productions – an all teen theater and performing arts company. In 1999, Michelle and her team of highly motivated high school students opened the doors of Stage Café 2000 - an Open Mic, Hip Hop, and Creative Expression Joint for Seattle’s Urban Youth. This pioneering effort was highlighted as “a safe place for teens to express themselves” on the local KOMO TV4 “Good News” program.

Michelle has lent her skill, talent and passion to many community/collaborative efforts including the Seattle Center, Langston Hughes, Rainier Beach and Cleveland High School Theater Arts Programs, The “Do Something” Benefit for Hurricane Katrina and many youth conferences and camps around the country (Young Life, Vision Youth, Hispanic Ministry Center (LA), Luis Palau Festivals).

Currently Michelle pours her heart out with her band Still Water. They are a contemporary gospel band with an upbeat R&B/Hip-Hop sound. “A Still Water concert is a masterful production marked with dance, drama, special effects and lots of audience interaction.”

Michelle considers herself a simple & silly-intellectual with a knack for good conversation, group motivation and project production. One of her guiding personal mottos is, “ I don’t make things. I just make things better.”
ALI CUMMING
ALI CUMMING
Ali is a playwright and arts administrator at Regent College. She currently serves as the director of Regent's Lookout Gallery, and is an editor for the We Make Stuff initiative.
MAKOTO FUJIMURA
MAKOTO FUJIMURA
Makoto Fujimura, recently appointed Director of Fuller's Brehm Center, is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper.
SANDRA MARIA VAN OPSTAL
SANDRA MARIA VAN OPSTAL
Sandra Van Opstal, a second-generation Latina, is the Executive Pastor at Grace and Peace Community on the west-side of Chicago.  She is a liturgist and activist who is passionate about re-imagining worship that mobilizes for reconciliation and justice.
ZAC HICKS
ZAC HICKS
Zac Hicks is Canon for Worship & Liturgy at Cathedral Church of the Advent (Birmingham, AL) and author of The Worship Pastor (Zondervan, 2016). He grew up in Hawaii, studied music in Los Angeles, trained in Philosophy and Biblical Studies at Denver Seminary, and his current doctoral work is in the theology and worship of the English Reformation at Knox Seminary. Zac's passions include exploring the intersection of old and new in worship and thinking through the pastoral dimensions of worship leading. He is a songwriter, having recorded six albums to date. Zac has contributed articles and posts to Worship Leader Magazine, Reformed Worship,The Gospel Coalition, and Doxology & Theology. He has been married for fifteen years to his wife, Abby, and they have four children—Joel, Jesse, Brody, and Bronwyn.
GAIL SONG BANTUM
GAIL SONG BANTUM
Rev. Gail Song Bantum serves as the Executive Pastor of Quest Church in Seattle, WA. Her passion is to prophetically call people, groups and organizations to become all that God says they are, through the lens of identity, leadership development and discipleship. As a second-generation Korean American, formed in the Korean immigrant and Black Pentecostal traditions, Gail has had the privilege of serving as a Worship Leader and Pastor for over 20 years in diverse cultural contexts and traditions. She seeks to faithfully embody advocacy and justice surrounding issues of race and gender within the life of the church.

Gail is a sought after speaker and leadership trainer. She has spoken at national conferences such as Mosaix, UYWI, and Triennial as well as Chapel services on the campuses of Seattle Pacific, Warner Pacific, George Fox, and North Park Universities. Gail is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church and received an M.Div from Duke Divinity School and a Bachelor's degree in music from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Gail, her husband Brian, and their three sons reside in Seattle.
KEN NSIMBI
KEN NSIMBI
Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Ken’s experience as a man of color and first generation immigrant is his driving force to serving populations whose voices have been muted by society. Ken has had many roles in the community as a youth advocate, including serving on the Seattle Human Rights Commission, and is adept at forming partnerships with other community leaders to support youth and young adults.

Ken has a passion for music and has been playing drums and singing in Gospel Choirs for over 15 years. He is a member and one of the founders of International Praise Band, an international group that blends elements of Latin and African rhythm, soul, gospel and contemporary worship.
BRIAN BANTUM
BRIAN BANTUM
Brian is Assistant Professor of Theology at Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Bantum's teaching and research focuses on the intersection of theology and identity exploring how the foundational claims of the Christian church serve to illumine the challenges and possibilities of discipleship in the modern world. He is the author of two books including the recently released "The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World."
MICHAEL FUJIMOTO
MICHAEL FUJIMOTO
For Mike Fujimoto, spoken word poetry and dance have both become creative outlets to further experience God and understand all the more His brilliant, grace-filled design in creating us to create and to experience and shape the culture.
SCOTT ERICKSON
SCOTT ERICKSON
Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance artist, and creative priest who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art that speaks to our deepest experiences.

Most recently, Scott released “Stations In The Street”, an open share stations of the cross street art show; and he is currently touring his one man performance piece “We Are Not Troubled Guests” in which he navigates the surprising gift of an existential crisis. He is also the co-author of “Prayer: Forty Days of Practice” and an adjunct professor at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.

Scott is most loved by his wife Holly and his children Anders and Elsa.
ROGER FELDMAN
ROGER FELDMAN
Roger Feldman did his undergraduate degree in Art at the University of Washington (1972), and his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Sculpture (1977). His installations have been exhibited since the late 1970’s and he received an Individual Artist NEA Fellowship Grant in 1986, prior to the demise of recognition and funding for individual artists from the NEA. His site-specific installations and maquettes have been shown in six countries and in over 20 states throughout America. His permanent site-specific installations in Scotland, Canada, Texas, and Washington State, have contributed to his sensitivity toward temporary large-scale works throughout North America and Europe. Feldman has participated in Artist residencies at Yaddo in upper state New York, Jentel in Northern Wyoming, and Brush Creek Ranch in Southern Wyoming. His work has been included by invitation in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art (since 1986), and Who’s Who in the World since 2006. Feldman is Professor of Art at Seattle Pacific University.
ASHLEY JUNE MOORE
ASHLEY JUNE MOORE
Ashley June Moore is a life-long learner, lover of words, and student of the Word. She has been writing and performing spoken word poetry for over 15 years. She published a book of poems in 2012, released a CD in 2014, and has been a featured artist at local, regional, and national venues including InterVarsity's Urbana Student Missions Conference. Ashley was born in St. Louis, MO, but she and her husband currently live in Seattle, WA where she has recently completed a Masters of Divinity through Fuller Theological Seminary with a concentration in Youth, Family and Culture.
ROYCE YUEN
ROYCE YUEN
Royce Yuen is a Seattle native and entrepreneur, DJ, event producer, community builder and pastor. Passionate about the intersection of faith, media, entertainment, music, fashion and the arts, Royce currently serves as the lead pastor for Marketplace Church, a multi-ethnic church plant in Downtown Bellevue, owns and operates a boutique DJ & event production company, and is also a Partner and Seattle Producer for Daybreaker, a global sober morning dance movement with 300,000+ community members in 15 different cities around the world. Royce is a husband and proud father of three beautiful children, and is working on his MA in Reconciliation and Intercultural Studies at Seattle Pacific Seminary.
FIONA MOES PEL
FIONA MOES PEL
Fiona Moes Pel lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband where she has her own art practice, teaches Visual Arts at a local Christian high school, and is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at Emily Carr University.
JASON RENS
JASON RENS
The notion of furniture design as the production of a static product is upended by the work of Portland artist Jason Rens. His pieces can be read as both prototypes and “finished” works, & often perform the roles of both useful furnishing and decorative sculptures.
STEPHEN MICHAEL NEWBY
STEPHEN MICHAEL NEWBY
Stephen Michael Newby is a worship leader, songwriter, composer, and publisher of many different musical styles and traditions. Dr. Newby is director of the Center for Worship, Associate professor of music, head of Composition and director of the Gospel Choir at Seattle Pacific University. His works have been performed by the Cascade Youth Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, and others; and have earned him numerous awards and grants, including the National Endowment of the Arts 2005 St. Paul, Minnesota, Continental Harmony Grant; the King County Arts Commission of Washington Grant; The Rackham School Fellowship for Ethno-musicological Research in Dakar, Senegal; and the John Wesley Work III National Composers’ Award. Dr. Newby earned his D.M.A. in musical arts in composition from the University of Michigan in 1994. He has recently published a book entitled: Worship Outside the Music Box, Redemption Press, 2015. He lives in Bothell, Washington with his wife Stephanie and son Silas.
AARON NORMAN
AARON NORMAN
Aaron Norman is the current worship leader at Emerald City Bible Fellowship. Originally from Compton, California Aaron began singing on the praise team and in his church's choirs at the age of 9 years old. Aaron has led worship in some form at many different churches in the United States, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Germany. With a BM in Vocal Performance from Cornish College of the Arts, Aaron has developed a deep passion for worship in many different languages and styles. Aaron gives thanks to God for blessing him each and every day, his parents Charles and Cathy Norman, family and friends for their continued support over the years.
PAUL RAMEY
PAUL RAMEY
Paul Ramey is the Pastor of Worship & Arts at Imago Dei Community in Portland, Oregon. He has mentored and discipled artists for over 20 years and recently co-founded the “Unleashing Creativity Conference” focusing on identity and the role of the artist. Besides a passion for worship, liturgy, and songwriting, Paul’s story has been formed by experiences as a church planter, both in New York City and here in Portland. Paul is blissfully married to Meredith and is re-enjoying the thrill and exhilaration of boyhood (things like Star Wars, video games, tree forts and using anything and everything as a pretend gun or sword) as he helps to raise his three sons, Noah, Evan and Jonah. Paul is currently working on his MA in theology from Western Seminary.
MARK LABBERTON
MARK LABBERTON
Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary, brings to his leadership a deep awareness of the urgency of the gospel of Jesus Christ. For Labberton, this urgency is informed by a sense of the critical and unique contribution Fuller is called to make to the global church at this moment in time. With years of pastoral experience, Labberton sees the importance of global ministry. “My interest in ministry has always been defined by the needs and realities of the world,” he says, and an intentional awareness of God's work in the global church has led him to deep friendships with leaders in the Majority World. In 1982 he cofounded the Christian International Scholarship Foundation (CISF) to help fund the advanced theological education of those Majority World leaders. He has also been chair of John Stott Ministries (which provides books, scholarships, and seminars for Majority World pastors), co-chair of the John Stott Ministries Global Initiative Fund, and senior fellow of the International Justice Mission.
GLENN McCRAY
GLENN McCRAY
Glenn McCray is a Seattle native who's mother is from the Philippines and father is from Louisiana; making him a first generation American and "Seattle-ite." Glenn is happily married to Rev. Natasha Iwalani Hicks McCray, who serves as the pastor of Mt. View Presbyterian Church (White Center), where he also attends and serves. Together, the two coach ladies basketball at Evergreen Campus (also located in White Center). Glenn has spent more than a decade developing and directing a variety of youth and education programs in the Rainier Valley. Glenn currently serves as the Church-based Community Development Director with Urban Impact, a Christian Community Development organization in Seattle who's mission is to partner with family and communities to break the cycle of poverty and build hope.
MATTHEW KAEMINGK
MATTHEW KAEMINGK
Matthew Kaemingk lives in Lynnwood, Washington with his wife Heather and their three sons. He grew up sailing in the Puget Sound, camping in the Cascades, and cheering for the Seattle Seahawks (still does). He studied political science at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He completed graduate work in theology and culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, and the Free University of Amsterdam. Matthew is Director of Fuller Theological Seminary’s Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture based in Seattle, and editor-in-chief of the online journal Christ & Cascadia. Matthew’s research focuses on the deep connections between worship, work, and public life.
SHANNON SIGLER
SHANNON SIGLER
Shannon Sigler is an artist, theologian, and mother who works out her vocation in unequal parts studio, conference room, and playground. Shannon received degrees from Asbury Seminary and Boston University, and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Fuller Seminary’s Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture, and the Director of Cascadia Worship & Arts in Seattle, WA, where she lives with her husband, Matt, and son, Elijah.