Pilgrim Lutheran Church
820 Belknap St.

Superior, Wisconsin 54880

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Rev. Will Mowchan, Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church welcomed Rev. Will Mowchan as our new Pastor in April 2011.  Pastor Mowchan brings an energy and dedication to fulfilling Pilgrim's mission in the community both locally and globally.  He has led Pilgrim youth and adults on mission trips to North Carolina, Tanzania (twice), Puerto Rico, New York, and Utah.


Curt Hanson, Office Manager and Choir Director

Choir Director Curtis Hanson has been a professional musician, voice teacher, music educator, and choir director for nearly forty years.  He has served as a church choir director in Louisville, Colorado and in Duluth prior to beginning his service to Pilgrim Lutheran Church in February 2001.  He is a published choral composer and is known in the Twin Ports music community as a singer, teacher, director, and composer. Curt became office manager in 2007.


Laura Swanson, Lay Ministry Coordinator

Laura Swanson has served as Pilgrim's Lay Ministry Coordinator since January 2013.


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David Tryggestad, Organist

Pilgrim Lutheran Church is pleased to welcome its new organist, David Tryggestad. David recently retired as pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church in Duluth, having served 16 years. Prior to that, he was Minister of Music at First Lutheran Church in Duluth. He earned his Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in organ performance at the University of Iowa, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in music education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He was a Fulbright scholar studying organ performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, for one year. He has performed organ concerts in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and England, as well as in the United States, and his concerts have been broadcast on Minnesota and Wisconsin Public Radio stations. He is a composer of music for congregation, choir, and organ. Welcome to David and his wife, Lynn.





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