Dr. Marcia McFee (she/her) is a professor, worship designer, author, preacher and ritual artist. Drawing on a first career in professional dance and musical theater and equipped with a Master's in Theology and a PhD in Liturgical Studies, she understands the role of any worship artist in the church as that of creating extraordinary portals through which communities journey with the Spirit. The task is at once deeply theological and wonderfully artistic. Connecting worship professionals and volunteers to their passion and depth of spiritual leadership is her aim in teaching and consulting as well as equipping them with skills to carry this out. She travels extensively, teaching and holding worship planning retreats (MarciaMcfee.com).
Dr. McFee has designed and led worship for regional, national and international gatherings of several denominations for the last 20 years. For the UUA, she has most notably led and taught at UUMA and UUMN gatherings. She is the creator and visionary of the Worship Design Studio, an online experience of coaching, education, inspiration and a design application that currently serves over 850 congregations. She is the author of The Worship Workshop, a workbook for worship teams, and Spiritual Adventures in the Snow: Skiing and Snowboarding as Renewal for Your Soul. Her third book, Think Like a Filmmaker: Sensory-Rich Worship for Unforgettable Messages, has become a best-seller and is utilized by churches all over the world.