Rev. Glover Wagner, Minister
Reverend Glover B. Wagner grew up in New York City and spent his summers on his grandmother’s farm in West Virginia. Glover is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He has a bachelors in English Literature from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI and Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York, NY. He has served UCC churches in Absorokee, MT and Westmoreland, NH and a Disciples of Christ Church in Billings, MT. Reverend Wagner has served Pilgrim Congregational in Bozeman since 1979.
Glover has worked on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, served on the board of the Intermountain Children’s Home in Helena, chaired the Church and Ministry Commission for the Montana – Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ, served on the Campus Ministry Board for the Christus Collegium in Bozeman, chaired Interfaith Housing (built a 22 unit low-income housing project), is a member of the Bozeman Downtown Ministerial Association, and served twice as a delegate to National Synod for the United Church of Christ.
Glover and his wife, Mary, have two grown sons, Casey and Dylan. Glover enjoys his family, golf, ballroom dancing, and playing the cello. Glover can be reached at (406) 587-3690.
Mary Wagner, Administrative Secretary
Mary has served as Pilgrim’s secretary for many years. She studied Psychology at the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey and Biology at Montana State University. Mary has assisted her husband, Rev. Wagner, with the Youth Group and has been a mentor for several Pilgrim youth over the years. She founded and chaired “Interfaith Recycling” and served on an Ad Hoc Committee for curbside recycling for the City of Bozeman. Mary has volunteered in the public schools, been a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and is an active member of Women of Pilgrim. Mary and Glover have two grown sons, Casey & Dylan. She enjoys dancing, yoga, reading, alternative medicine, sunshine, flower gardening, sewing and people! Mary can be reached at (406) 587-3690.
Rev. Danielle Rogers, Christian Education Director
Rev. Danielle Rogers is a graduate of Bozeman High School, American University in Washington, DC, and Pacific School of Religion, a UCC Seminary in Berkeley, CA. She studied Broadcast Journalism and Religious Studies as an undergraduate. After receiving her Masters of Theology, Danielle was ordained in the African Methodist Episcopalian denomination. She has served as a volunteer Chaplain at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, volunteered with the American Red Cross, and worked on various Martin Luther King celebration programs. She is a founding member of the Montana Hate Free Zone, an organization promoting acceptance and understanding of all people, regardless of race, disability or sexual orientation.
Amy Leach, Liturgist & Hymnist
Amy Leach grew up playing the violin and piano in church in a little town in Texas – from hymns to gospel-by-ear to classical music. While in graduate school at the University of Iowa getting a Master’s Degree in creative writing, she served as the pianist and organist for a Methodist church performing a wide range of music. After moving to Chicago, she played the organ and piano at a Methodist church and two different Lutheran churches where among other things she added many German hymns to her repertoire. In 2012 Amy and her family moved to Bozeman where she began playing intermittently, on Saturdays, at the Mt. Ellis Adventist church. She accepted the role of music coordinator at Pilgrim in the summer of 2014. Reach Amy at (916) 770-5348.
Cliff DeManty, Adult Choir Director
Cliff DeManty was born in Oakland, California and raised in Hayward, California. He earned his Music Major at UCLA with an emphasis on choral music arrangement and conducting. He joined the Brea Congregational United Church of Christ choir in 1992 where he went on to do choral writing and arranging for that choir for many years. Cliff moved to Montana in June of 2015 after retiring from the Yamaha Music Corporation so that his wife, Mari, and he could be closer to her family. He also wanted to enjoy the mountains. In September of 2017, he was hired as Adult Choir Director at Pilgrim. Even in his 'free' time, Cliff can be found making music; arranging and performing with several musicians here in Bozeman, including Pilgrim's own Kate Bryan of "Alley-Kat" fame. Music and performance is Cliff's passion, taking up most of his spare time.
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Kate Bryan, Groovin' Women Chorus Director
As part of Pilgrim Music team, Kate Bryan is a music teacher, singer, choir director, musician and songwriter. Kate plays multiple instruments including guitar, piano, percussion, clarinet and penny whistle/recorder, and she is trained in both classical and jazz improvisational music. She is a licensed Music Together Center Director, having successfully completed the Music Together teacher training developed by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, New Jersey. Music Kate (as she is often called) is the choir director of Pilgrim's Groovin' Women Choir as well as the Singing Souls Senior Chorus at the Bozeman Senior Center. She is also the founder of the GirlSing Summer Camp, empowering girls, ages 7-12, to explore and celebrate their unique selves through singing, songwriting and art. As a member of the Kate & The AlleyKats band, she performs for special events, weddings, fundraisers, community festivals and private parties. Kate can be reached at (406) 570-2839.
Hannah Lane, Youth Choir Director
Hannah Lane was born and raised in Montana. She graduated in 2017 from Montana State University with a degree in Music Education, and has been a part of the Bozeman music community every since. Currently she teaches music at Middle Creek Montessori, and substitute teaches all around Gallatin county. When she is not teaching she is performing with the Ellen Theater, Intermountain Opera, and the Bozeman Symphonic Choir. In her free time, Hannah enjoys petting her two cats, being outside and going on hikes with her fiance. All of her life she has been surrounded by music, and she hopes it stays that way!
Ilse-Mari Lee serves as the Dean of the Honors College at Montana State University in Bozeman. Born in South Africa, her principal teachers include Barbara van Wyk, Adolph Hallis, Betty Pack, Raya Garbousova, GordonEpperson and Robert Muczynski. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Masters degrees in Cello Performance, and in Theory and Composition, from Northern Illinois University, and a Doctorate in Cello Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Lee is active as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, and performs regularly at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She was awarded the Montana Arts Council Individual Fellowship Award and was selected to perform at the American Cello Congress in Phoenix in1991. In 1992, she premiered the Cello Concerto, Opus 55, by Eric Funk. Collaborative performances include performances with the internationally renowned Moscow, Muir and Fry Street string quartets. CD releases include "The Duet Album" with classical guitarist Stuart Weber, "Song of the Cello" with pianist Michele Levin, and "In Performance at St. Timothy's with the Muir Quartet".
Dr. Lee founded the MSU Cello Ensemble in 1998. The ensemble was selected to perform at the 1999 All-Northwest MENC Conference in Portland Oregon. The ensemble has toured throughout the Northwest, as well as to Italy and Central Europe in May 2000 and to China in March 2006, performing in Beijing, Xian, and Tianjin.
Active as a composer, Dr. Lee’s compositions have been performed in South Africa, Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia and in China. In 2002, Dr. Lee premiered her Cello Concerto, "Mandela", with the Billings Symphony. Her film scores for "Certain Green", and "Forced into Comfort, Fighting for Apology" were awarded gold medals at the Park City Film Music Festival in 2008 and 2009.
A dedicated teacher, she was awarded the "Mortar Board Professor of the Month", and the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce "Excellence in Teaching" Award. (2000, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016). She is a recipient of the prestigious President's Excellence in Teaching Award (2006), the Distinguished Service to the Honors Program Award (2007), the Wiley Award for Meritorious Research (2008) and was invited to present a Provost Distinguished Professor lecture, as part of the Year of Engaged Leadership.