As the Director of Parish Music, Julie Pallas directs the adult choir- Messengers of Praise, leads the contemporary worship ensemble, administers the school music program, directs children’s choirs, works with the Sunday School classes to sing in church and present their Christmas Service, directs the school Christmas Service and Spring Musicals, and plans and coordinates all worship activities at St. John’s.
Julie graduated from Concordia, Seward, NE with a BS in Secondary Education , and a double major in English and K-12 music. After graduation she taught English and directed the choirs at Valley Lutheran High School in St. Charles, IL. She also taught English at Mayer Lutheran High School, Mayer, MN. Mrs. Pallas has worked with children’s and adult choirs at St. Mark’s, St. Charles, IL, and Christ Victorious, Victoria, MN before taking over at St. John’s. She considers herself blessed to have worked with and been assisted by a number of fine organists and pianists at St. John’s. She was a member of the University Choir at Valparaiso, University, and sang with the ACappella Choir and Concordia Singers at Concordia. She has sung with the St. Charles Singers and the Chaska Community Choir. With her children, she has enjoyed participating in theater through the Chaska Valley Family Theater.
Mrs. Pallas is married to Jack Pallas and they have four children who have all attended St. John’s Lutheran School.