United Theological Seminary


Cindi Beth Johnson


Professor in the Practice of Theology and the Arts
Director of The Intersection:
Wilson Yates Center for Theology and the Arts

Ordained minister in the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America

Administrative appointment since 1996


B.A. St. Olaf College
M.Div. Luther Northwestern Seminary
D.Min. Luther Seminary

Teaching and Ministry
Church and the arts
Evangelism through the arts
Arts and congregational renewal
Visual arts and spirituality

(since 2000)

“The Arts at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.” ARTS: The Arts in Religious & Theological Studies 25.2 (2014): 43-46.

“Messengers of Jazz.” Visual Theology: Forming and Transforming the Community through the Arts. Ed. Robin Margaret Jensen and Kimberly J. Vrudny. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009.

“Exploring Caravaggio’s Calling of Saint Matthew.” Seasons of the Spirit. Inver Grove Heights, MN: Logos Productions, 2005. Congregational Life Resource for Pentecost 1.

“Three Models for Arts Programs in Seminaries and Churches.” Arts, Theology & the Church: New Intersections. Ed. Kimberly Vrudny and Wilson Yates. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2005.

“Leadership Preparation.” Seasons of the Spirit. Inver Grove Heights, MN: Logos Productions, 2003-2004. Congregational Life Resource for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.

“The Integration of the Visual Arts into Theological Education.” D.Min. thesis. Luther Seminary, 2002.

Compiler/Writer. Behold: Arts for the Church Year. Logos Productions. Seasons of the Spirit Curriculum.

Awards, Leadership Positions and Memberships
Religious Art Show Juror
Crossview Lutheran Religious Art Show, 2010
Woodbury Lutheran Sacred Art Show, 2008
Northeast Minneapolis Sacred Art, 2002

2014 Intermedia Arts Fellowship, Intermedia Arts‘ Creative Community Leadership Institute, Minneapolis, Minn.

Board Member & Secretary
SARTS (Society for Arts in Religion and Theological Studies), an academic society

Contact or 651.255.6137

2014 Intermedia Arts Fellow