Hannah Engwall is currently studying at Concordia University Wisconsin and will be graduating in May 2021 with a major in Parish Music and a minor in Christian Thought. After graduation, her goal is to be called to an LCMS congregation as an organist and music director. A life-long Floridian, Hannah began playing at churches in the Tampa Bay area when she was sixteen and is now the associate organist of Bethel Lutheran Church, Clearwater, FL. Attending organist workshops at Concordia Theological Seminary—Fort Wayne for four summers during her high school years taught her much about the great heritage of Lutheran hymnody and liturgy. For the National LCMS Convention of 2019 held in Tampa, she was the assistant organist and choir accompanist for the opening service, with approximately 3,000 in attendance. When not enjoying music, Hannah spends her time quilting, gardening, and baking.
Esther Engwall has participated in choir and handbells at her church since she was 13, and currently sings every week at Bethel Lutheran Church in Clearwater, FL. She has sung with the Pinellas Lutheran Choir for their performance of Handel’s Messiah for the past four years, and with Second Saturday Singers, a local pop, Broadway, and jazz choir, since its inception in 2018. During her early years of singing, she was trained by Mrs. Joyce White, and she competed in Florida’s Sacred Music Competition twice, earning second and first place awards in her division. Last summer, she sang for the LCMS National Convention in Tampa, and in the fall, she will begin college at Concordia University Wisconsin studying Classical Education with minors in Music and Theological German. She earned college scholarships for voice and handbells through auditions completed earlier this year. Aside from music, Miss Engwall enjoys reading, cooking, crocheting, and learning foreign languages.