Makeda McCreary is excited to be a part of Assembly 2022 and join United Methodist Women again. She was part of the worship team for a Leadership Development Days event in 2017 and had a wonderful time.

McCreary studied classical piano at Shenandoah Conservatory before switching to contemporary music studies at Berklee College of Music. In 2016, McCreary joined Arrabon—an organization designed to equip and empower communities for reconciliation—as the creative director for the Urban Doxology songwriting internship. There she taught young people ages 18-25 how to engage in Jesus, justice and reconciliation through songwriting. For the last five years she has had the honor of traveling across the country teaching songwriting, worship-leading skills, bridge building through music and worship, and how to equip worship leaders to write intentionally for their communities.

In addition to songwriting, McCreary has a passion for gospel music and gospel choirs. She is delighted to be the gospel choir director at East End Fellowship in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. She is also the worship and arts director at her home church, Spring Creek Baptist Church in Moseley, Virginia.

In her downtime, you can find her reading fantasy fiction, doing puzzles very slowly and adding to her Netflix watchlist.

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