Frances is a graduate student at Vanderbilt University pursuing a Master of Divinity degree. Born and raised in Nashville, TN, she graduated from Lipscomb University with her BSW degree. She spent the majority of her time in the city working with nonprofits that serve the unhoused and incarcerated communities. She is passionate about issues of social justice, especially those related to race, economic justice, and LGBTQIA+ legislation.

Frances is committed to building safe spaces of authentic community in all kinds of environments, whether that be on the streets, in jails, at a coffee shop, or on her back porch. She loves hearing people’s stories and learning about what makes them come alive. She believes that everyone deserves a seat at the table and is dedicated to both journeying with communities on the margins and working to amplify their voices. Frances is excited to join the Faith Matters Network team and dive into the spiritual work of accompaniment and intentional communal care. In her spare time, she loves to hike and spend quality time with friends.