Mary Ann Lapenta Stout

Worship Director | | (248) 542-2266

Laughter, Brian and Noah’s biggest fan, family’s my favorite, Sage the Golden, over-thinker, non-napper, morning person, shows love through cooking, let’s go for a walk, always good coffee, eat dessert first, loves an adventure, Aaron Copeland, TV on the Radio, Austin City Limits, be genuine.

What are some facts about you and your family?

I’m married to Brian, we have a 1 1/2 year old son, a baby on the way, and a golden retriever. They’re my world.

In your own words what do you get paid to do?

As the worship director, i get to work with musicians and vocalists of all backgrounds and experience levels. I get to be a part of cultivating discipleship and leadership in our teams and Worship Leaders, as we seek to lead our community into a sincere worship response to the goodness of our God.

Why do you work at Genesis?

I work at Genesis because I love the community, and believe in God’s faithfulness toward people who sincerely seek Him, as I know our church is doing.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about my family, about people knowing the love and grace of God that leads to true freedom from guilt and shame, and I’m passionate about intentional joy and gratitude. (also Music, food, and people in general).

What is one of your greatest memories from a ministry experience? God is faithful and true to His word, no matter what “response” we get to see or know about.

What are you learning right now? I’m learning how easily and quickly we tend to complicate the Gospel, and weigh down what is meant to be freedom and a light burden. I’m learning to rest in what He has already accomplished, and live in a response to that.

What is your best memory from your schooling?

I’ve been tremendously blessed with great ministry schooling, with mentors and professors who are still a part of my life. I was a worship leader for our Friday evening Missions services, where missionaries came from all around the world to share what God was doing in their particular field of ministry. College kids gave up their Friday night social life to hear from these amazing people, to pray for them, and to lock arms with them in a commitment to loving people wherever sent in the name of Jesus. The same God could be seen week after week in stories from very different people, working in very different environments and cultures (some very dangerous, even). His goodness and love extended to ALL, without any merit of our own- that is what stood out to me, and still does.

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