Rev. Dr. Suzanne Castle
Suzanne Castle lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her daugther, Ava. As a former professional actress and ballerina, Suzanne’s past contributed greatly to her work as an artist for God. She has contined to find her way into the arts and serves churches as an artist, teacher, speaker, pastor and worship architect.
The Rev. Dr. Castle has undergraduates degrees from West Texas A&M in the fields of Musical Theatre (a triple major in Music, Dance and Theatre), Cum Laude, and a B.S. in Elementary Education with a specialization in reading, Cum Laude. She attended seminary at Claremont School of Theology where she received an Masters of Divinity with honors, in 2001. Her Doctorate of Worship Studies was received from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies in 2011, and her doctoral dissertation was focused on the role of the pastoral artist.
Suzanne is a popular speaker with youth, young adults and people of all ages in a variety of traditions and experiences, both inside and outside the church. Suzanne is often asked to speak on the intersection of culture and the church. She can be found in a seminary classroom expounding on the history of worship, or in artistic space discussing the theological value of art.
She has presented professional papers at the North American Academy of Liturgy, and is a contributing author with the Red Letter Christians, with Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo, as well as a featured writer for various other outlets. She has been working with the CONVERGENCE MUSIC PROJECT and with OPEN FAITH, as a consultant, producer and keynote speaker.
She is proud of her latest creative activity: Brim--Creative Overflow in Worship Design, with co-author Andra Moran. It was published by Chalice Press in April of 2013. Be on the lookout for her next work soon!
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