1945, Rozenburg, Zuid Holland, Netherlands.
Polman emigrated to Canada in 1955, and was educated at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa; the University of Minnesota (PhD 1981); and the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, Canada (post graduate work). He served as organist and choirmaster at the Oakland United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1969–72) and St. John’s Anglican Church, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; and served on the Revision Committee for the Christian Reformed Church’s 1987 Psalter Hymnal. His works include:
Holy, Holy, Holy,Angel Hosts Are Singing
I Am the Bread