The Music Program at Kanapaha Church
Joan Stout, Pianist & Choir Director


" The joy of singing unfurls the inner world.  Like the petals of a flower being revealed one by one.  Just as a rose blossams, your whole being flowers naturally with the power of singing, and you become filled with deep and unshakable contentment."

Noelle Richardson    

Joan Stout, Pianist & Choir Director

The Pianist/Choir Director search committee is thrilled to announce the selection of Joan Stout as our new leader of music for KPC's 11:00 service. Committee members Hoyt Childers, Gary Waller, Dave Schafer, Pastor Conti, and Pat Stump interviewed and deliberated for 2 and 1/2 months, while seeking God's will for our congregation, with this important task. Please welcome Joan to our church family.

Joan is a retired teacher in the Alachua County School System, having taught choral music at JJ Finley Elementary, Westwood Middle School, and Buchholz High School.  She has worked as a soloist, choral director, accompanist at several area churches over the years including First Presbyterian of Gainesville, Westminster Presbyterian of Gainesville, Parkview Baptist Church, and University United Methodist Church.  She and her husband, Randy, are graduates of UF, as are their two sons and one daughter-in-law. Their granddaughter Lana is 4 years  old and lives in Orlando with her Air Force family, her father Rod being stationed at Patrick Air Force Base.  Son Justin lives in Tampa where he works with USAA.  This is a special year for the Stouts, as Randy and Joan will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in December.  Joan looks forward to working with Kanapaha Presbyterian Church as the  ministry of music follows God's plan and purpose in the lives of all those involved.