Eileen M. Johnson, CAGO, grew up in New Jersey, Alaska, and eastern Pennsylvania. She holds a BMus degree from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and an MCM from Concordia University, Chicago, with additional theological study at Bethany Theological Seminary and Pacific School of Religion. She has served as Music Director at El Sobrante UMC for over 15 years. Ms. Johnson is a life member of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and brings her passion for congregational singing to her work at ESUMC. She is currently pursuing ordination as a vocational deacon in The United Methodist Church.