Pastor David Tryggestad has served Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church since September 1999. Previously he was pastor and minister of music at First Lutheran Church in Duluth and pastor at Edison Park Lutheran Church in Chicago. Before entering Luther Seminary in 1985, he was director of music at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He has also served University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis as director of music during his years of seminary, as well as seminary organist and choir director for one year. Pastor David and his wife, Lynn, an English teacher at Duluth East High School, have been married for 38 years. They have three children, Erik, Maia, and Soren, and two grandsons, Miles and Simon.
Pastor David earned his B.A. in music education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa; his Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Iowa; and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. He was also a Fulbright scholar studying music in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to being an organist, he is a composer of choral and liturgical music for worship.
Lay Ministry Scott Hoecker started this ministry position at Concordia in Fall,2012. Scott is currently attending Luther Seminary via their Distance Learning program. As a Lay Minister, one is given opportunities to try on various aspects of ministry and further discern God's call and how to follow as a disciple of Jesus.
Scott and his wife Jacey moved to Duluth over six years ago with
their daughter, Josie, who attends Gustavus Adolphus. Josie is a
junior and plans on working with animals one day as a Veterinarian.
Jacey is a Nurse Anesthetist at the Pavilion Surgery Center.
Vacant - Parish Secretary and Newsletter Editor
Grant Bowen - Custodian
Lars Anderson - High School Minisry
Lynsey Carlson - Youth Retreats and Special Events
Bjorn Anderson - Confirmation Ministry Support
Tyler Pimm - Organist
Maija Edwards - Nursery Coordinator
Tina Thielen-Gaffey - Joyful Voices Director
Senior Choir Director - John Charles Pierce (Introduction Letter)
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