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Marion L. Rhyne


Rev. Marion . Rhyne is an educator, choral director, handbell director, music educator, and a theologian.  In recent years she has become a Veriditas labyrinth facilitator, a Weaving a life certified Circle Leader, a First and Second degree Reiki healer, and mandala facilitor certification. 

For years Marion has combined her above vocations and worked with them in the church.  In recent years she has explored spirituality through art, the labyrinth, the mandala, and weaving.  Now she uses all these spiritual tools in the writing of her Vacation Bible School curricula to enhance the teaching of the Word and in her teachings in Youth Ministry.

Marion retired in May, 2015 from her position as Associate Pastor, Minister of Music and Education, at Trinity United Church of Christ, Concord, NC.


            -Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

              BS Elementary Education,   1957

            -Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, California

              Undergraduate Music requirements, 1975

            -Holy Names College, Oakland, California

              M.M. Education with Kodaly (choral emphasis), 1976

            -Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Missouri

              Masters of Divinity, 1990

Additional Training

            -Kerygma Certification - 1993

            - Labyrinth Facilitator Certification – 2002

            -First and Second Degree Reiki - 2005

            -Godly Play Certification -2006:

            -Weaving a Life Certification – 2008

            -Mandala Certification  - 2011



          - :Weave, Weave, Weave Us Together"

                WARP Newslettr, Winter 2007

          -“AGEHR in Oslo, Norway, Overtones,

                Publication of American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, 1979

          -“Handbell Tour to Bergen, Norway.” The Triangle,

                Publication of Mu Phi Epsilon, 1979

          - “Choristers Guild in Oslo, Norway -

                 School and Church Compliment Each Other”

          Choristers Guild Newsletter, 1979

          -“Storytelling – a Spiritual Experience” and “Telling the Good Story”,

          -Phoenix Rising: The Arts in Religion and Community, 1987.


Various Writings and Compositions Not Published

            -Several curricula for Vacation Bible Schools

            -Various Biblical songs for use in church school

            -Coauthor and composer of hymn sung at Eden Theological

               Seminary Graduation.

            -Collection of handbell music.



            -Rowan District Choral Workshop, SAB section,

                                                                                     Sept. 10, 1995

            - Rowan District Training School, Children's Choral Workshp,

                                                                                      Feb. 27, 2000 

            -Christian Education, Faith Formation and Spirituality.

                                                                                     Jan. 12, 2013

            - Eastern North Carolina Association Faith Formation and Spirituality.

                                                                                      Oct. 11, 2014