Who We Are

Pilgrim is a Christian congregation serving the Audubon Park Neighborhood of Spokane. We are affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, a church body founded 160 years ago by immigrants to Missouri which now has nearly 2.5 million members in every state and from every ethnic group.  Our name reflects a belief that God has given our lives a purpose and a destination.

Lutheran is a Christian branch that sprouted in 1530 when German scholar Martin Luther tried to reform the Roman Catholic Church but got kicked out instead! We are conservative in that we base our beliefs solely on the Bible as God’s authoritative message, but liberal in trying to live our faith through fearless love for all people. We believe the heart of Christianity is the good news of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ and we are committed to sharing that news.

Church, we believe, is not a building, institution, or program, but a group of people seeking to know and serve God together. Whether gathered as a large group for worship or as small groups for support, we act as extended family to help each other grow in faith.

Pastoral Team:

Pilgrim Staff:


Sue Larson, Secretary

Sue has a long history with Pilgrim going back to her childhood. When you get a chance, stop by and introduce yourself to Sue.


Brittany Merriman, Family & Youth Ministries


Heather Davis, Preschool Director

Heather founded Little Pilgrims Preschool in 2013. Heather is our Director and Lead Teacher. She has 30 plus years of teaching experience in Spokane. She has an AA in Early Childhood Education from Spokane Falls Community College and a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Whitworth University. Heather is truly wonderful teacher and is one of the many reasons we think we are special. Just ask any of our graduate preschoolers and their families!