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National Youth Event, July 10-13, 2012, Purdue University
Marcia McFee - Keynote Speaker

Thursday, July 12 – Imagine a World Where Differences Are Embraced

Dr. Marcia McFee is an author, worship designer and leader, professor, preacher and artist. Her engaging and interactive style has been called "refreshing," "inspiring," and "unforgettable." Marcia combines her background and experience in professional companies of music, theater and dance with a variety of worship and preaching styles in order to bring a fresh experience of the Gospel to each worship setting. Marcia has provided worship design and leadership at numerous national and regional gatherings. She was a featured speaker during UCC General Synod 28 for the Local Church Ministries banquet where she spontaneously created a lively mosh pit, falling into the arms of banquet-goers.

Marcia's passion for helping the church to worship God fully is especially directed toward the education of local congregations. She travels extensively in order to teach regional workshops that are accessible to congregational leaders and worship teams. These one-day workshops are usually hosted by a church, underwritten by district or conference bodies or by registration fees, and open to all churches in a particular area. Participants have commented that these workshops are inspirational as well as practical, no matter the "style" of worship practiced or denomination of the participants.  Additionally, Marcia has begun a program of continuing education events in her home town of Lake Tahoe and an on-line subscription to season worship design help.

Marcia specializes in designing and leading conference worship.  Over the last 18 years, she has coordinated worship for countless regional and agency conferences.  

Dr. McFee received a Master's of Theological Studies degree at Saint Paul School of Theology with a concentration in Preaching and Worship, where she recently received the Outstanding Graduate Award from the Alumni Association.  She earned a Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies at the Graduate Theological Union with an allied field of Ethics. 

Official Marcia McFee's Creating Worship with Deep Soul Website

FaceBook link to Dr. Marcia McFee

Contact: Waltrina Middleton, Minister for Youth Advocacy and Leadership Formation, at middletonw@ucc.org or 216-736-3871