Chuck Hoffman has passion for the spiritual in art. He finds inspiration in the transcending connection of art, prayer and faith regardless of a person’s cultural background or religious tradition. Time spent living on the peace line in Belfast, Northern Ireland confirmed for Chuck the healing power of art in forgiveness and reconciliation. Chuck, a painter, designer and workshop facilitator, received his MA from Luther Seminary and a BFA from Miami University and worked as an Associate Creative Director for the Walt Disney Company. He received the 2009-2010 Art & Innovation Fellowship Award from Luther Seminary and became their first full time Artist In Residence from 2009-2011. He was the 2010-2011 St. Paul Interfaith Merit Scholarship Recipient completing his Masters degree in May 2011.