He longs to regather His royal creative children for such a time as this!
You are invited to His banquet!
Regather. Rebuild. Rededicate.
Be the offering.
Regather 2019 was Sensory Bible Experience's first online conference for creatives who want to explore their Biblical identity in order to encounter their purpose and leave a legacy!
Regather '19 Faculty, Sessions, & Presentation of Hidden
Selah Cohen is a passionate presenter and multiple-discipline creative with over 25 years of expertise in entertainment, fine arts, performance, and education. She is an artistic director, playwright, and producer with a vision to see creatives discover their Biblical identity, realize their potential, and learn to leave a legacy for the Kingdom through Sensory Bible Experiences and Living Arts Tabernacle. She studied education and theater, toured the U.S. for a national theatrical company, worked in film and television in California as well as Colorado, and traveled to Mexico and Spain as an interpreter and Dramatic Arts Ministry Director. Her design, directing, and production work has been viewed online in over 30 countries. Most recently she was asked to direct a scene from Hidden, her original musical about Queen Esther, for Gateway Church Performing Arts' Night of Scenes 2018.
Donna Martelli was a professional ballet dancer with the Harkness Ballet of New York, and formerly taught dance at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. She holds certifications in Personal Training (AFTA certified} and Pilates (AMFPT certified) and is a licensed BioCored instructor. Donna's story was recently featured on The 700 Club. She is the Director of Beautiful Feet Dance Ministry and the author of When God Says Drop It: Chronicles of My Healing available on http://www.donnamartelli.com. She will share her story as one of the main sessions and be a part of our panel.
Nathan is an award-winning audio postproduction engineer, Foley artist, producer of a TV program, and world traveler. who holds two higher education degrees and audio industry certification. He is blessed to have worked on a broad range of media projects with people across the United States (Beyond the Mask, The Reliant, Polycarp, Risen), and in seven foreign countries. Nathan loves to see important stories, the kind that move and inspire people, made potent through the craft of visual storytelling. He believes that we are wired for story, we consume them, and they re-program us. There is no more powerful tool to improve the lives of people. He is a father and devoted husband working hard to make the future a better place for his children. Connect with Nathan through his site http://nathanashton.tv/
HIDDEN The Sensory Bible Audio Experience!
If you missed Regather '19 and love Biblical audio drama presentations, you can still enjoy the performances by our amazing cast below! The audio experience is enhanced with digital music and sound effects to immerse you in the world of Ancient Persia as the engaging story of Queen Esther's rise to power for the glory of her King unfolds! This is a family-friendly experience rooted in Biblical truth, with an original script and lyrics by Sensory Bible Experiences and Living Arts Tabernacle Founder and Director, Selah Cohen. Go to the Resources Page, fill in the form and enjoy the presentation!
Stephanie Parker (Hadassah/Esther), Panelist
Stephanie's passion is to simply use the gifts and opportunities G-d has given her for His glory. She has performed extensively for television (The Shepherds Treasure as host for her own business, Shark Tank as business owner, Jewelry Channel), film (Gospel Color Wall, Joy in the Morning), and stage (Dolly in Hello Dolly, Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins). She speaks four languages fluently, has a love for all things creative, and is grateful to be able to use some of her creativity to portray the role of Esther in this production. Stephanie is married to her best friend, Brett, and they have two adorable kids (8 and 4) who keep them on their toes most days.
Neal Palmer (Mordecai)
Neal was a featured announcer for roadshows and at the Texas Motor Speedway, is an author with two books awaiting publication, and has appeared in the short film The Crimson (Elder, Leathersmith) and The Crimson Experience, The Star of Bethlehem Experience (The Potter) and The Passover Experience, all produced at Caperneum First Century Village. He lives near Weatherford, Texas and loves to minister through acting and writing.
Chelsea Landsee is the founding artistic director of Reflexion Theater Co in Bedford, TX. She sang her first solo in church at the age of two and has never looked back. Besides appearances on stage and screen, she also directs, stage manages, and writes. Soli Deo Gloria! reflexiontheater.weebly.com
Steve Landsee (Memukhan, Haman, Bigthan)
Steve has been performing his whole life, mostly as the class clown and solo comedy performances for his wife. He has performed several stage roles and has appeared with Fish Sticks Improv Comedy. He also co-produces and co-directs with his wife for Reflexion Theater Co.
Crystal Aldrich (Yasmin)
Crystal returns for another role in Hidden, is a new member of the One Move Dance Ministry, was a Tornado Siren Dancer, FC Dallas Girl, and later traveled with the Ambassador Bible College Chorale. She enjoys using her spiritual gifts through dance and voice. Performing arts provides a change of pace from her career in banking as a business analyst, technical writer, and mortgage underwriter.
The Shofar in History and Practice - James Knabe
Nearly Blind to Vibrant Visionary: Identity, Purpose, and Vision for Focus (The SBE and LAT Story) - Selah Cohen
How can tunnel vision in this world of distraction help you gain a new view which informs purpose? See yourself in the story about how G-d used a devastating diagnosis to open Selah's eyes to a wrong perception, reveal to her a fresh perspective, then give her visionary focus. Selah's powerful testimony and vital points help listeners identify their individual calling, and help them begin to discover their identity, purpose, and vision within the Kingdom.
Living Arts Tabernacle: Reclaim Your Creative Identity - Selah Cohen
Selah prepared this message for creatives who are tired of walking in the wilderness of the world trying to find ministry fulfillment, who want to discover their true identity, and are ready to know their Creator's original intent for their artistic lives, then live it out with His Divine Power! Shake off the negative dust of the journey and look to His radiance again- He is doing a new thing- a new thing predicted thousands of years ago! The ancient plan is more relevant than ever – and it involves you!
We consume stories and they re-program us. It is vital for believers in media to tell important, potent stories which inspire, move, and resonate with their intended audience through different genres. Great story makes us ask questions, then seek G-d for answers. Great story should cause someone to wonder, “How do I get through this, receive that strength, and find hope for my journey?” or “I am overwhelmed, what now?” The media that we produce can’t effectively disciple because souls still need that personal connection to be transformed. Nathan will explore how we infuse that practice into our storytelling craft.
For Such a Time as This: Come to the Banquet - Selah Cohen (To be recorded and available for download soon.)
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A special thank you to our Regather '19 Sponsors!
"The praise times were great! So were the workshops; they were nicely varied and the topics were extraordinarily free. And it was wonderful to get to know so many creatives, who both believe in God with our whole hearts and embrace creativity on every level, including challenging the status quo." -- Luci Stanley, Mordecai Network and Attendee, Infuse 2010: A Creativity Encounter (produced by Sensory Bible Experiences Founder and Director, Selah Cohen)