Employment & Volunteer

Executive Director, Brehm Cascadia, Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle, WA, 2015-present

Worship & Arts Consultant, Seattle Pacific University Center for Worship & the Arts, Seattle, WA, 2019

Adjunct ProfessorTheology & the Arts, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, 2014-2015

Artist in ResidenceArkansas City Area Arts Council, August 2013-present

Visual Arts Editor, Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts,  August 2013-present      

Associate Director, CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts, Wenham, MA,  2011 - 2013

Family Programs Facilitator, Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston, 2010 - 2011

Program Administrator, Center for Practical Theology, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2009-2011



M.S.   Arts Administration, Visual Arts, 2011
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts  

M.A.   Theology and the Arts, May 2007
Asbury Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky


Exhibitions & Private Collections

Advent Exhibition,
Bethany Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA, December, 2018
Sight and Sound Show,
Seattle, WA, March 2018
People & Place
, Burford Center for the Arts, Arkansas City, KS, October 2014

The Play Project (community installation), Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA, March 2013

Advent Reflections (community installation), Church of the Cross Boston, December 2012

Touch, Anoint, Heal , Traveling Exhibition through CIVA, 2012-2015 (US & Canada)

Boston Modern (guest curator), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2011

Blood and Water (solo exhibition), Z.T. Johnson Gallery, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY 2008

The Nude International, Loudon House, Lexington, KY 2007

Annual Members Open, Loudon House, Lexington, KY 2007

Shannon Steed: New Work (solo exhibition), La Roca UMC, Lexington, KY 2006

CreationRegent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2005

Work included in the private collections of: Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, KY), Asbury University (Wilmore, KY), Great Commission Fellowship (Wilmore, KY), Trinity United Methodist Church (Ruston, LA)


Publications, Professional Addresses, & Awards

Kansas Humanities Council Short Film Grant recipient in support of the Arkansas City Area Arts Council's People & Place project, January 2014.

Legacy Regional Community Foundation Grant recipient in support of the Arkansas Area Arts Council's People & Place exhibition.

Engage: A Discussion on Audience Engagement, Facilitator of panel discussion at CIVA's JUSTart Conference, Wheaton College, June 2013.

“Play, Work, Love,” SEEN Journal, VII:2 (2012): 12-14.

For the Beauty of the Church, Artist panelist for a collaborative one-day conference on the relationship between the arts and the church, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, September 2012

Just Art? Art and Propaganda, Forum facilitated for The Price of Life International, a ministry of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at the International Arts Movement (IAM) Offices, New York, NY, September 2012

Context, the Calendar and Creative Collaboration: The “How” of Incorporating the Visual Arts into Congregational Worship Life, Workshop presented at Anglican 1000’s Worship, Liturgy and the Arts Conference, Durham, NC, 2011

The Aesthetics of Charles Wesley’s Hymnody, Facilitated for John Wesley’s Theology Today (STH 825) course, Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA, 2011

Playing with your Strengths in Context, Workshop presented for women in the visual arts, Doing Good Well Conference, Laity Lodge, Leakey, TX, 2011

Exploring a Wesleyan Theological Aesthetic, Public lecture presented, Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA, 2010

A Wesleyan Look at the Vocation of the Artist, Chapel Talk, Asbury University Visual Arts Week, Wilmore, KY 2008

“Exploring the Vocation of the Wesleyan Artist,” SEEN Journal, VIII.2 (2008): 18-20.

“Have my Being,” (image) Asbury Herald, (2008): back cover.

Calvin Institute Worship and the Arts grant recipient, 2008