Master of Divinity degree
Fuller Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Arts degree, Philosophy, Highest Honors
Rebecca is the director and a professor at the L.A. Film Studies Center, a program of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. She speaks at conferences and universities, recently giving a Princeton Lecture in January, 2012, which will be published, and a keynote address at the American Scientific Affiliation conference. Her article, Andrei Tarkovsky: Holy Cinema was published in the CIVA journal, SEEN, in November, 2011. Rebecca wrote the chapter, “Polanyi’s Personal Knowledge and Watching Movies,” in the book, Reframing Theology and Film, edited by Robert K. Johnston and also worked with him on the revision of his book, Reel Spirituality. Currently she is working on a Ph.D. in philosophical theology and film at Kings College London. She is on the Reel Spirituality Committee at Fuller Seminary and on the board of City of the Angels Film Festival (past director). Rebecca created the Miracle Mile Art Walk, sponsored by L.A. County Museum of Art and Mid City WEST Community Council, and until recently was elected to the Council and chair of arts for her area of Los Angeles. She was honored as a “SHero” by the 26th Senate District for her community work in the arts in 2010. Rebecca was a pastor for 14 years, developed arts ministries and urban ministries while a pastor, planted a church for artists, “Tribe of Los Angeles,” and was also president of the interfaith council for the Wilshire area of Los Angeles for four years. She received an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and B.A. in Philosophy with Highest Honors from Bethel University.