Ted Lyddon Hatten is an artist, educator, and an Elder in the United Methodist Church. He is currently the Director of the Wesley Foundation and adjunct faculty at Drake University. Ted has served as the Conference Artist for the Iowa Annual Conference for over 20 years, and was among the artists in residence at the 2004 North Central Jurisdictional Conference, 2008 (along with Doyle Burbank-Williams) and 2012 General Conference. Beyond the connection, Ted was a presenting artist for Clayfire (along with Shawna Bowman), and is currently directing the visual arts for the Wild Goose Festival. From his studio, Ted works in a variety of media with a passion for beeswax, ephemeral installation art, and dry painting. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the Midwest, and he has been visiting artist to graduate schools, elementary schools, and all points in between. His work in the field of visual homiletics comes out of his belief that the visual experience has a unique ability to deepen our encounter with the gospel and with each other. Keen to see the visual arts regarded as an equal partner in the important dialogues of our day, Ted’s work aims to spark thought and sustain conversation.