Marian has attended Bethel since 1967, when her family moved to Columbia and has been actively involved in the music programs of the church since high school. Her love of music has been nurtured at Bethel, in high school, and as a member of the University of South Carolina Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Árpád Darázs. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from USC and a Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Educational Media from Nova Southeastern University.
By day, she is Marian the Librarian at Forest Lake Elementary NASA Explorer School. Her husband John, daughter Elizabeth, and father Jack are all active members of Bethel, as well.