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KATIE PACHEFSKY | PRESIDENT | Katie is busy being a stay at home Mom to two young children. Katie has loved to sing and dance all her life, and is delighted to share that passion with her two young children. She enjoys cooking and baking, family vacations, spending time with friends, and regular trips to Target. Katie graduated from UW Milwaukee in 2010, and worked as a Social Worker in child welfare for 5 years before starting a family. Katie has volunteered as a member of the charitable women's group SIGMA since 2012, and currently serves on the Lakeshore Elementary School PTO. Katie met her husband Brad in 2007, and was married in 2012.

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GARY SHARPE | VICE PRESIDENT | Gary is a retired Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge. In his spare time Gary enjoys reading, recreational boating, spending time with his family, and visits to Mix it Up Bakery. Gary has served on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, United Way, Fond du Lac Community Theatre, and the Fond du Lac School Board. Gary met his wife Gail when they were both cast in the FDL Community Theatre production of Godspell. He has three beautiful grown daughters and three delightful grandchildren.

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 WENDY JOHNSON | TREASURER | Wendy is a retired school business manager.  In her retirement she has volunteered at the Just Fare Shoppe, Salvation Army, as well as for various church activities.  Wendy enjoys working on Sudoku and jigsaw puzzles, swimming and water aerobics.  She loves singing with SSC Tuesday nights as she finds it fun and uplifting.

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JULIE FRANCIS | SECRETARY |  Julie is a retired Christian Educator. She volunteers at the St. Agnes Hospital Gift Shop and as a rotary reader at Pier Elementary School. When not busy volunteering, Julie enjoys reading, gardening, making spaghetti and meatballs, and singing.

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JON B. GILLILAND | Jon is a “retired” school administrator and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Music Education at UW-Milwaukee and UW-Eau Claire. He is the Senior Choir Director at Salem United Methodist Church, member of the Fond du Lac Symphonic Band Advisory Board, and Past President of Wisconsin School Music Association, Wisconsin Foundation for Music Education, and Wisconsin Music Educators Association. In his spare time Jon enjoys woodworking, gardening, bagpiping, and five grandkids.

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GARVIN SHIELDS | Garvin is a semi-retired photographer. He has had to pleasure of singing with South Shore Chorale since the first rehearsal in 1971. Garvin has served and continues to serve our community in many ways. Currently he sings in his church choir and even directs at times. He also plays in their brass group. Garvin enjoys music, gardening, biking, and collecting model cars.

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PAM LANE | Pam is a retired teacher. She mainly worked at the middle school level in West Bend and Ripon. Pam is currently a church organist and is active in the FDL Area Organist Association. She helps to organize the Summer Organ Recital Series. Besides singing in South Shore Pam and her husband Paul enjoy sailing, kayaking, and most any activity that involves a lake!

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STEVE PAUTZ | Steve retired from Alliant Energy after working there for 41 years. He has been involved with SSC since 2010. Steve lives in North Fond du Lac. He married his childhood sweetheart, they raised a son together, and now enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren. Steve enjoys camping, grilling out, woodworking, and yardwork.

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BEKKAH SHARP | When Bekkah is not attending school for Business Management you can find her Bartending at Red Cabin at Green Acres. Bekkah is hoping that being part of the South Shore Board is the first of many community involvements for her. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing piano, and crafting.


PETER VERCOUTEREN | Bio coming soon!


MAXIMILIAN HOLZMANN | Maximilian is a Realtor and Web Developer. Outside of work, Max enjoys spending his time playing basketball, running & most importantly, singing! He particularly loves to sing a capella and barbershop music.

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AMY WEBER | Amy currently works at SSM Healthcare in an administrative role assisting co-workers and area businesses with their daily needs. Her love of music was gifted to her from family which lead the path to singing in SSC and at church. She grew up living on the east side of Fond du Lac and currently resides with her husband in St. Peter. Amy enjoys spending her time baking & cooking, supper clubbing, gardening, reading, riding her UTV & spending time with friends and family, especially her two grandsons.

JEROME POLTROCK | Bio coming soon!

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