LeDayne McLeese Polaski Executive Director
LeDayne McLeese Polaski

Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski, Executive Director

Current: Executive Director, MeckMIN

Past: Executive Director, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America ~ Bautistas por la Paz; Minister of Youth, Myers Park Baptist Church; Administrator, QC Family Tree

Education: Furman University and Duke Divinity School

Call Me: 704-565-5455 (Please note that due to the high volume of spam calls, I return calls only if you leave a message)

Email Me: ledayne@meckmin.org


Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski joined the MeckMIN staff October 1, 2019. She served on the staff of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America ~ Bautistas por la Paz for 21 years, ending as Executive Director. She loved the international nature of that work, but after a long period of discernment, left that role hoping to find a similar position focused on work on the local level. She’s thrilled to have fulfilled that hope by becoming part of MeckMIN’s mission to promote interfaith collaboration to foster understanding, compassion and justice.

LeDayne and her husband Tom are active members of Park Road Baptist Church. Their daughter Kate is a student at Meredith College.


 “One cannot level one’s moral lance at every evil in the universe. There are just too many of them. But you can do something, and the difference between doing something and doing nothing is everything.” –Daniel Berrigan

Fun Facts

LeDayne loves “being outside and moving” so she loves walking, hiking, swimming, kayaking and more. She’s a avid reader and her favorite part of the week is completing the New York Times Sunday crossword.