Stephanie Rhoades is Minister of Music and the Arts at Northaven UMC in Dallas and Conductor and Artistic Director of Concert Bells of Fort Worth. With a reputation as an effective and engaging teacher, she has been a clinician and guest conductor for numerous workshops and festivals, including the Presbyterian Worship and Music conferences at Mo-Ranch and Montreat, Music & Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska, Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar, and the Greater Dallas Handbell Association Spring Festival. She has a long history of serving on local and area boards including serving as an At-Large Member to the National Board of the Handbell Musicians of America. She was recently named conductor of Distinctly Bronze East in the fall of 2019. An accomplished ringer, she was a member of the acclaimed Dallas Handbell Ensemble, directed by David R. Davidson, and has participated in Distinctly Bronze (East and West) and several Advanced Seminar Choirs.
A graduate of Perkins School of Theology at SMU, Ms. Rhoades earned her Master of Sacred Music degree in choral conducting shortly after earning her undergraduate degree in music from Yale University. Her parents, both music teachers (retired), encouraged her to play the violin and trumpet in addition to singing, ringing, and dancing. Her non-musical interests include training for sprint triathlons and cycling.