Staff Member: Laurie Polkus
Laurie Polkus has been involved in liturgical music for 47 years and has served as Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Anthony on the Lake Parish in Pewaukee, Wisconsin for the past 14 years. She oversees our 60 voice Adult Choir, 20 member Cantor Team, Children’s Choir (under the direction of Julie Farrell), High School Girl’s Schola, Hand Bell ensemble (directed by Lea Boyd), Contemporary Praise Group, and a very talented team of instrumentalists.
She is assisted by Ann Basten Ruane.
She holds degrees in Theatre and Music Education from the University of Florida and Mount Mary University.
She has served on the board of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Musician’s Association (ALMA) and is a member of the National Pastoral Musician’s Association. (NPM)
Her greatest blessings include serving at a wonderful parish; being married to her husband Vince for 36 years; marveling at her 3 children, and rejoicing in her grandparent-hood with her 4 grandchildren.