About

Dr. Marsha Scudder Rano

Producer / Writer / Editor

Dr. Marsha Rano serves president/CEO of Paraclete Television Productions, founded by herself and her husband and business partner, Thomas. Together, they produce national network TV specials and DVD releases. For the last thirteen years she has served as technical advisor, script editor, art design editor, curriculum editor, and marketing agency for Grizzly Adams® Productions. Among notable productions she has edited are: the 39-part series Ancient Secrets of the Bible, and the 52-episode Encounters With the Unexplained.

Dr. Rano is co-founder, president and CEO of Paraclete Television Productions, a network television production company that spotlights contemporary issues in search of Truth; Paraclete Marketing Agency (since 1998), an agency that consults, copyedits, and advises in the discipline of theology, and markets to television/radio ministries, cataloguers, distributors, et al; and Paraclete Ministries, a ministry that promotes truth through a diversity of channels. She served as Special Markets Manager, Group Publishing, Loveland, 1991-1998, and Executive Director, Product Development, Total Living Network, Chicago, 2000-2002.

Rano earned her Bachelor of Theology (BTh), her Master of Theology (MTh), her Master of Divinity (MDiv), and her Doctor of Theology (DTh) through Christian Life School of Theology, and her Doctor of Ministry (DMin) through Beacon University. Her dissertation is on the subject of “Truth and Error.” She has extensive background and experience in the film industry, art, education, and ministry. She is currently working on her third doctorate through Middlesex University, London School of Theology, where she is enrolled in the Phd Research Program. Her field of study is applied theology and ethics.

Marsha Leanne Scudder Rano was born in Inglewood, California, and grew up in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles. She and her husband of 46 years, Thomas, have two married daughters, and five grandchildren, ranging in age from 18 to 23 years old. God called their 19-year-old grandson, Anthony, to his eternal home June 29, 2009. Marsha and her husband have made their home Loveland, Colorado for the past 33 years. Their home church is Resurrection Fellowship, through whom Marsha is licensed and ordained to minister. Resurrection Fellowship, located in Loveland, Colorado, is an inter-denominational church with membership of about 5,000.

Thomas A. Rano

Executive Producer / CFO / COO

Thomas Rano is co-founder and chief financial officer of Paraclete Marketing® Agency, Inc. (PMA), founded in 1998), an agency that consults for organizations like Grizzly Adams® Productions, producer of family friendly network TV specials and DVD releases. Rano recently co-founded Paraclete Television® Productions (PTP), a television production company committed to the production of network TV specials that examine contemporary issues from the perspective of truth and ethics.

Rano is retired from the Kaiser-Hill Nuclear Facility located in Golden, Colorado, where he worked in the field of chemical operations and plutonium production and assay for 23 years. His work at Kaiser-Hill required a U.S. government top security Q-Clearance. Subsequent to his retirement in 2005, Rano now serves fulltime as the chief financial officer of PMA/PTP, where he meets with companies like Grizzly Adams Productions over upcoming potential collaborative opportunities, and oversees the financial decisions on behalf of PMA/PTP for projects presented to the corporation.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, today Tom enjoys networking, politics, weight lifting, and restoring old cars. He is currently in collaboration with his wife, Dr. Marsha Rano, for a television documentary and subsequent book on the Arab/Israeli Conflict. He has been married to his wife, Marsha, for 46 years. They are the parents of two married daughters, and grandparents of five grandchildren ranging from in age from 17 to 23. God called their 19-year-old grandson to his eternal home June 29, 2009. The couple has called Loveland, Colorado their home for the last 33 years. Tom and his wife are active members of Resurrection Fellowship, an inter-faith church with membership of about 5,000.