Director of Music / Organist
Joan McGinnis has been the Director of Music at Messiah since January, 2006. A native of Powell, TN, Joan studied organ with member and former organist, John Brock, Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee where she received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education.
Kristin has served as Messiah's Administrative Assistant since September, 1995. A dairy farmer and piano teacher/organist’s daughter, Kristin was raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. She is a cradle Lutheran who always wanted to work in the church—which isn’t surprising since her family lived across the street from her home congregation where her mother was the organist.