Pastor's Bio

Pastor David G. Schoessow

Pastor David Schoessow grew up in the rural countryside just north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (hence his strange passion for things "green and gold!") That rural upbringing taught him the value of hard work and the joy of helping things grow (hence his fondness for both gardening and "pastoring.") In earlier years he exhibited cattle and various vegetation (crops, flowers, vegetables) at numerous fairs, but most of his time now is spent helping to grow his family and his flock.

David’s roots go back to the immigration of 1839 from Pomerania in eastern Europe. Looking for religious freedom, those forebearers established their homes, school and church in Freistadt (now within Mequon, Wisconsin.) That homestead is still actively farmed by David’s brother. David is married to Jennifer. Together they’ve celebrated many years of marriage with two wonderful children, Jonathan and Laura, who carry on the gifts of music, athletics and a love of animals.

The first flock to which the Lord entrusted Pastor Schoessow was at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in the heart of Minnesota’s Iron Range country at Babbitt. He served there from 1981 to 1991, which included those tough years after the shutdown of the town’s main employer, Reserve Mining. He then served Mission of the Cross Lutheran Church in Crosslake from 1991 to 2001. From there he came to Superior. Pastor Schoessow is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div. 1981; S.T.M. 2002.)

While in Superior, Pastor Schoessow has become involved in the local Kiwanis organization and was a member of the 2002-2003 Superior/Douglas County Leadership Class. You may catch him exploring the area lakes with a scuba tank on his back or with a fly rod in his hand. Or you may find him on land looking for the Lord’s "lost lambs" on his Harley motorcycle.

Christ Lutheran Church 2011