Carol Senn Ruffin

Mrs. Carol RuffinMFA, Music (Voice) and Speech (Oral Interpretation), Bob Jones University
BA, Bible, Music (Voice) and Speech (Oral Interpretation), Maranatha

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About Carol Senn Ruffin

Teaching, professional, and ministry experience
1985- Present: Associate Professor, Speech and Music Departments, Maranatha
1981 – 1985: Christian Broadcasting
1980 – 1981: Music Reference Librarian
1977 – 1980: Speech and Music Faculty, Pensacola Christian College
1976 – 1977: Speech and Music Faculty, Maranatha

“I Sing the Mighty Power of God,” flute quartet, SoundForth Music Publishers
“A Ticket to the Circus,” children’s short story, Bob Jones University Press
“Softly and Tenderly,” solo recording

Recent performances and productions
April 2012—Director, Anne of Green Gables-The Musical (MBU)
January 2011—Solo classical song recital, Euterpe Music Club (Watertown, WI)
April 2010—Director, Mystery at Muldoon’s Mill (MBU)
December 2010—Director, Christmas Festival of Music
April 2009—Director, The Music Man (MBU)
December 2009—Mezzo soprano soloist, Handel’s Messiah (MBU)
July 2008—Featured soloist, master’s class, Valor Summer Conservatory (Whitewater, WI)
April 2007—Director, HMS Pinafore (MBU)
October 2006—Mozart’s “Papageno, Papagena” duet (MBU Symphony Orchestra)
December 2005—Director, A Christmas Carol (MBU)
April 2004—Director, The Sound of Music (MBU)
July 2003—“Inez” in The Gondoliers (Madison Savoyards, WI)
April 2002—Director, A Trip to Bountiful
July 2002—“Buttercup” in H.M.S. Pinafore (Madison Savoyards, WI)
December 2002—Alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah (Marquette Manor Baptist Church, Downers Grove, IL)
December 2002—Alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah (Heritage Baptist Church, Franklin, IL)
October 2002—Faculty recital—singing classical, sacred, and Broadway music—solo and duets (MBU)

Why Mrs. Ruffin loves teaching at Maranatha

“I appreciate the measure of academic autonomy each teacher is granted. Because we share a biblical ethos, the faculty members are not at loggerheads with one another. The departmental camaraderie is a pleasant benefit that defines the workplace atmosphere at Maranatha. There is no compromising at Maranatha—not biblically or academically. We don’t  ‘play church’  at Maranatha. We put our church-related policies where the Bible places them: at the local level.”


Mrs. Ruffin is married to John A. Ruffin IV. She enjoys composing music, writing plays, singing and acting in community theater productions, gourmet cooking, sewing, crocheting, walking, working out at the local women’s fitness club, doing counted cross stitch and pressed flower art, playing with her pet cats, and home improvement projects.


Mrs. Ruffin and her husband are members of Fellowship Baptist Church in Watertown, where she serves as Music Director. She also performs vocal and dramatic recitals and programs for churches and civic groups.