St. Stephen's

Member of the ELCA and Sierra Pacific Synod

Pastor Trudy Franzen hails from Orange, CA.  A California native, she understands the unique challenge of ministry in a place where most of the interest on weekends is directed to leisure and sports activities. She is a fluent speaker of Spanish, a former educator, and a mother and wife.  She is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, bringing this unique form of pastoral care and healing to our community. 


Catch a tasty Mexican lunch with her at El Dorado Taqueria, her favorite El Dorado Hills haunt, next to Raleys and Bella Bru. 


Click on the links below to read a sample of Pastor Franzen’s sermons.

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