Marcia McFee, Ph.D.

Ford Fellow, Center for Innovation In Ministry, Visiting Professor in Worship
Graduate School of Theology

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Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union

M.T.S., Saint Paul School of Theology

B.S., New York University


P: 415.451.2847

Meet Marcia

Dr. Marcia McFee 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 workshops, as guest lecturer at over 10 seminaries, and holding worship planning retreats. Dr. McFee has designed and led worship for regional, national and international gatherings of several denominations for the last 20 years, including two United Methodist General Conferences. 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 700 congregations. She is the author of The Worship Workshop–a workbook for worship teams and, as an avid skier, wrote Spiritual Adventures in the Snow: Skiing and Snowboarding as Renewal for Your Soul. Her latest 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.