Strongsville United Church of Christ is a lively, friendly congregation with a quality music program, led by our dedicated music staff.

Director of Music, Chancel Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director, and Band Director

Elena Taylor             Elena Taylor
Elena Taylor studied Bachelor of Music at Vogograd State Pedagogical University in Vogagrad, Russia, and she studied Master of Music at Cleveland State University. She lives in Rocky River, with her husband Tim and her two young sons.  She joined Strongsville UCC as the Worship Accompanist and Praise Band Director in 2014, and she became Director of Music beginning in the 2016 worship year.  She is also a music teacher in the Cleveland Schools, and she is a music educator at Educators Music. Currently, Elena is filling in as Bell Choir Director in addition to her other musical duties!

Choral Accompanist

Mike Elkins  

Mike Elkins has joined our Music Ministry Program as Choral Accompanist in January of 2018. Mike plays piano and keyboard,as well as the saxophone, and is taking flute lessons. He has played with a number of ensembles, bands, and choirs including the Strongsville Community Band, the Strongsville Jazz Band, and the Glitz Musical Production. He and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, Erin and Emily, and are residents of Berea. We are blessed to have Mike as part of our Music staff!

Substitute Organist/Accompanist

Sharon Heinrich  Sharon HeinrichDSC02056r

Sharon Heinrich is our church secretary and is a resident of Berea. She is married to Jim, a trumpet player, and has two grown children who are also musically talented.  She has filled in as organist and pianist for many events at the church. Sharon is a valuable asset to our music program.