Paul A. McKlveen began ringing handbells in 1974, and continues to pursue
his hobby as a director, clinician, festival conductor and composer. Currently
he is serving as the conductor of the Kansas City Handbell Ensemble, an
auditioned community handbell group. He was the Director of Handbell Ministries
at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, NC for four-and-a-half
years. For six-and-a-half years he served as the Assistant Director of
the Raleigh Ringers, an auditioned community handbell group which he helped
to form. He has also directed an adult handbell choir at First Baptist
Church in Cary, NC and youth, adult and children handbell choirs at First
Baptist Church in Matthews, NC.
Paul enjoys composing and has won several composition contests. He presently
has approximately 70 published compositions.
For Area III of The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc.,
he has served as the North Carolina State Chairman and Secretary.
Paul is employed by Sprint PCS as a Data Analyst III for the Database
Architecture group. He received BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics
from North Carolina State University.
He makes his home in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife, Sue, his eight-year-old
son, David, his six-year-old daughter, Sarah, his five-year-old daughter,
Alyssa and their two Border Collies, Kira and Tasha.