Pastor westminster PRESBYTERIAN Church, San Jose, CA
Dr. Franzen's Professional Career
Bryan has been working for churches since he graduated from high school and went on a mission for his congregation to Sisseton, South Dakota. In addition to missionary work prior to ordination he worked as a Youth Director, Student Minister, and Chaplain.
Community Leadership President of the Rose, White and Blue Parade in San Jose 2018 Director of the Rose, White and Blue Parade in San Jose 2017
General Assembly Commissioner to the 222nd General Assembly Commissioner to the 221st General Assembly
Dr. Franzen's Called Congregations: Pastor/Head of Staff of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, San Jose, CA 2012 - Present Pastor/Head of Staff of the First Presbyterian Church, Hightstown, NJ 2005-20011 Pastor/Head of Staff of the First Presbyterian Church, Council Bluffs, Ia 2001-2005
Chaplaincy: Student Chaplain, Marin General Hospital 1999-2000 Chaplain to the College Staff, Ghost Ranch, Summer 1998
Student Minister: Plymouth/Swan Quarter Yoked Parish, NC 2000-2001 Chinese Presbyterian Church in Oakland, CA 1999
Youth Director: Monticello Presbyterian Church, Monticello, Il 1994-1997
Missionary: Sissiton South Dakota 1993
Dr. Franzen's Academic History
Doctor of Ministry in Gospel and Culture from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA in 2011. Bryan's Project explored the transformational nature of storytelling within congregations.
Master of Divinity with an emphasis in World Christianity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, CA in 2000 Bryan's Thesis explored how the local church can be the embodiment of mission