Makoto Fujimura, the Director of Culture Care Initiative at Fuller Seminary's Brehm Center, is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. In 2014, the American Academy of Religion named Makoto Fujimura as its "2014 Religion and the Arts" award recipient. He has had numerous museum exhbits including Tikotin Museum in Israel and the current Gonzaga Museum. New York's Waterfall Mansion Gallery and Asia's Artrue Gallery has had regular exhibits of his work. New York Times colonist David Brooks recently featured Fujimura's work and Culture Care as "a small rebellion against the quickening of time."