Fellowship of Faithful Creatives

The Fellowship of Faithful Creatives is a cohort-based advanced faith integration program for students engaged in creative practice at California Baptist University.

The program allows students to take the time to ask fundamental questions about how their creativity relates to their Christian faith. Questions such as:

  • What is the Christian purpose of my creativity?
  • How can my creative products be a witness to Christ?
  • What does it mean to be a Christian creative beyond being a nice person?
  • How can my creative process strengthen my faith?

The Fellowship of Faithful Creatives is an opportunity to:

Connect with an interdisciplinary & intentionally Christian cohort.

Each year, 20 students who are intentionally seeking like-minded community and desire to dig deep into Christian considerations of creative practice will join together for a 2-year journey of community meals, academic courses, guest lecturers, and industry connections.

Study with CAVAD's Visiting Scholars.

The Fellowship cohorts will have a unique opportunity to learn from CAVAD's visiting scholars <link> each semester. Students will engage with the scholars via lectures, courses, meals, and conversations around fire pits.

Go on retreats in the mountains.

The Fellowship is a 2-year program consisting of one weekend retreat each semester. The retreats are an amazing weekend dedicated to thinking deeply about creativity with your creative cohort and faculty in a beautiful mountain setting.

Dedicate the time to discovering how to relate Christianity and your Creativity.

The Fellowship program is a 2-year program consisting of one retreat-based 1-unit course per semester (4 units total). These courses <link> provide foundational Christian thinking about creativity and an opportunity to put ideas into practice, all while making new like-minded friends across various creative disciplines at CBU.

Elyssa Ashbaugh – Interior Design

Alison Bighouse – Interior Design

Amanda Coes - Architecture

Chloe Cox - Architecture

Joshua Dicken - Architecture

Jose Estenoz Martiz - Architecture

Sarah Ferrin – Interior Design

Laila McGee - Architecture

Dean Menchaca - Architecture

Emily Pettett - Film

Elizabeth Robblee - Illustration

Jordan Schulenberg – Interior Design

Sara Scott – Interior Design

Joseph Suzuki – Graphic Design

Nathan Tong - Architecture

Noah Witt - Architecture

Emma Wolfzorn – Interior Design

Isaiah Yoder - Architecture

Makenna Yu - Illustration

Carinna Zinzer – Interior Design

Kara Bray – Architecture

James Brisco - Architecture

Chrystian Combs – Architecture

Keilah Diaz – Photography

Brooke Donovan – Film

Gabriela Gomez – Architecture

Lilly Greenfield – Architecture

Kia Harlan – Art Therapy / Graphic Design

Jason Kurkowski – Architecture

Todd Liddell – Graphic Design

Karissa Moritz – Architecture

Mackenzie Peters – Graphic Design

Abby Risma – Graphic Design

Angelina Savocchio – Interior Design

Sam Sione – Architecture

Anne Sowers – Illustration

Emily Trigsted – Graphic Design

Alyssa White – Film

Keiren Wright – Architecture

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Contact CAVAD

Dean: Mark A. Roberson
Department Secretary: Elizabeth Dickerson
Email: edickerson@calbaptist.edu
Phone: (951) 343-4531

James Building, 4th Floor, Rm J446
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504