About Our Minister
Frances sees her personal mission as an emancipator of minds. Her positive energy and vision of a global heart make her deeply committed to community involvement and international outreach.
She serves on the board of Sister Cities International, and is Chair of the Tacoma Sister Cities Council. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation.
Frances has been published in the Science of Mind magazine and enjoys developing curriculum. Frances holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She recently completed her doctoral degree in ministry from Wisdom University in San Francisco, California.
She has served as Vice President of the Stadium Business District, Secretary of the Hilltop Business District,and as an activist in her neighborhood organization,the Evergreen Neighbors. She is interested in international diplomacy, reconciliation and compassion projects and promotes programs of non-violence and peace. She was the creator of the Stadium Dickens Festival as an avenue of bringing people together in community, and currently is chair of the Tacoma Moon Festival which will take place at the Chinese Reconciliation Park on September 29, 2012.
Prior to coming to Tacoma, she was assistant superintendent for the Austin School District and directed an award winning community involvement project called “Forming the Future” that involved over 20,000 people in restructuring curriculum and passing a $ 210 million bond issue. She has successfully run her own communications business and has directed two non-profit organizations. She directed an award winning partnership program at the Citizens Education Center in Seattle that was based on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and set up tutoring programs through business-school partnerships in King and Snohomish Counties.
Frances is married to Mario Lorenz, a successful entertainer and owner of Laughter Masters. She has three grown children: a son in San Francisco, a daughter in Seattle, and a daughter in Tacoma. She is blessed with three granddaughters. She enjoys writing, gourmet cooking,creating sculptures, and loves to laugh.
Frances will be happy to help you design a ceremony for your special needs – Weddings and Joinings, Births and Adoptions, Funeral – Memorial – Passage of Life, Personal –or Business dedications.