Rev. Stephanie Lape
Rev. Stephanie Lape is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She holds a Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology (the psychology of religious experience) from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. A long-time professor of comparative religions and former campus minister, she now serves as pastor at Eden Lutheran Church in Riverside, California.
Stephanie speaks and teaches on matters of spiritual and psychological development, biblical studies, the enneagram personality tool, and comparative religions. She is an active advocate for interfaith and ecumenical studies. She has taught classes on major religious movements in churches, schools, and city programs, while also leading tours and guest speaking at mosques, synagogues, and temples. Stephanie is honored to be a speaker at the 2021 and 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions.
She also loves to write. Stephanie is a contributing author for Living Lutheran Magazine and author of Beckoned: Hearing God’s Call to Deeper Faith, which is both a travelogue of her own winding spiritual journey, as well as a guide to help people discover their own path. She lives with her husband and two children in Southern California.
David Christensen, Organist
I began my career as a church organist while in high school. On Sunday morning I played for the First Christian Church in Selma, CA, and on Sunday evening for the First Baptist Church.
In 1998 I was appointed organist and handbell director at Eden Lutheran Church in Riverside, and after several years also became the Director of Music.
During this time, it has been an honor to work with the congregation and talented musicians of the church. I have given several organ recitals on the fine Moller pipe organ. Click here to hear David’s music.
Sarah Cooney, Office Administrator
Dar Keaneman, Preschool Director
I am known as Dar Dar by students and Dar by most everyone else. I’ve been the Director at Eden Lutheran Preschool since September, 2008. I have worked as administration for church based schools for over 30 years. My job is to teach children that they are loved and God is there for them always.