By United Methodist News Service
The denomination’s top legislative assembly will meet April 23-May 2, 2008. The 1,000-member international body meets every four years to decide issues of church law and polity.
Marcia McFee of
“They have an exciting, creative, spirit-filled plan for worship and music at General Conference,” said Lane Cotton Winn of
The Rev. Gail Murphy-Geiss, chairwoman of the commission, said there is precedent for naming co-directors. The 1996 General Conference in
Murphy-Geiss said McFee and Miller originally made separate applications for the position, but after conversations with each other, they submitted a plan for co-directors.
McFee is the principal of Peace by Peace Productions, where she serves as a consultant on worship, arts, and preaching. She has preached, taught and led worship at numerous United Methodist gatherings in the
McFee was the worship leader for the 2006 session of the Mississippi Annual Conference.
In addition to consulting on worship, music and dance, McFee has been a guest lecturer on worship at six United Methodist seminaries and is the author of The Worship Workshop:
Miller is well known throughout the United Methodist connection as a worship leader, teacher and performer of sacred music. He is director of music and instructor of church music at the
He has composed a number of hymns, including a collection, Amazing Abundance, Hymns for a
Miller received a master’s of music degree in organ performance from the
The music directors will work with the Council of Bishops and staff from the United Methodist Board of Discipleship to plan worship services for the General Conference, lead hymn singing, coordinate additional music performances and venues, and audition and select vocal and instrumental musicians for the conference.