Martin Institute Cultura Fellowship
Good societies require good people. The Martin Institute Cultura Fellowship is built around the Christian spiritual formation paradigm, which we see as a key pathway toward the development of coherent character in a way that ripples outward into society. Our aims are to:
- Develop a powerful community among emerging leaders around the principles of formation.
- Help well-formed individuals get planted directly in the center of their vocations.
- Deliver on the “and Culture” element of the Martin Institute's mission—the development of publicly accessible knowledge regarding formation.
The Cultura Fellowship is a diverse community of next generation leaders who share a deep commitment to the integration of Christ-centered formation and public life.
In theory and in practice the fellowship aims to reimagine the perceived separation between public and private life while remaining broadly engaged with culture.
Fellows seek to balance the four interpersonal domains of interior life, friendship, vocation, and public life.
The Martin Institute provides fellows with the spiritual nourishment, friendship, mentorship, resources, and opportunities to flourish personally and vocationally.
Michael V. Di Fuccia | Director of the Cultura Fellowship and Research Fellow for the Centre of Theology and Philosophy, Nottingham, UK.
Our Advisory Board
- James Catford (Chair)
- Eff Martin
- Patty Martin
- Steve Porter
- Gary Moon
- Mariah Velásquez
Class of 2021
Rachel Coleman | Assistant Professor of Theology at Assumption University
Dea Jenkins | Interdisciplinary Artist | Founder of Dea Studios | Executive Director of Inbreak
Brandon Rickabaugh | Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Research Scholar of Public Philosophy at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida | The Edmund Husserl Fellow at the Martin Institute and a Research Fellow at EIDOS
Mariah Velásquez '10 | Director of the Incarnatio Center | Associate Director of the Martin Institute
Michael Wear | President and CEO of The Center for Christianity and Public Life
Class of 2023
Avo Adourian | Creative Director at Reform Studio
Joseph Clair | Executive Dean, Cultural Enterprise | Dean, College of Humanities | Associate Professor,
Theology and Culture at George Fox University
Trey Clark | Assistant Professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary | Co-Founder of The Black
Heather Ostberg Johnson '10 | Theatre Performer | Director | Creator
Kimbell Kornu | Provost's Professor of Bioethics, Theology, and Christian Formation at Belmont University
Tolu Odulesi | Tech Program Manager
Tamisha Tyler | Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture and Theopoetics at Bethany Theological