Elaine Holloway, Director of Music and Worship
Elaine Holloway grew up on a farm in central Illinois with music as her first love.  She began playing organ at her church at age sixteen and has continued to work with choirs and play keyboards in churches since.  Elaine earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Millikin University and a Master of Education from Eastern Illinois University, is an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota, women’s music fraternity; Music Educators Association; The National Choral Director’s Association; and a past Illinois State President of Psi Iota Xi philanthropic organization.  Before moving to Indiana in 1995, she taught middle and high school choirs in addition to her church jobs for eighteen years in Illinois public schools. 

Elaine recently retired from Cathedral High School after having served fifteen years as choir director and Director of Liturgical Music.  She will greatly miss the students and especially the performance trips which they were able to take.  “On each trip, I was always able to arrange for my choir to sing in a church where there were no musicians scheduled.  Ranging from a noon-hour service in downtown Chicago to singing in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, it was always a thrill to spread God’s music in houses of worship. The most recent thrill was during the summer of 2011 at St. John’s Cathedral in Limerick, Ireland, where I was able to play the pipe organ for the service as well as provide the choir.” 

Elaine is in her fourth year as Director of Music at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church, and as a retiree, is looking forward to having more time to spend on this music ministry.  She directs the Chancel Choir, Adult Bell Choir, Kids Chimes and Youth Choir as well as playing piano and organ. She is married to David Holloway, who is retired from Central Indiana Power where he served as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.  They have three children and four grandchildren. 

Elaine Holloway