Frances Taylor Gench

Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation

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Phone: 804.278.4276

Location: Richmond

Department: Bible


Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, M.Div., Ph.D.

Davidson College, B.A.


An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Gench was on the faculty of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg from 1986 to 1999. She served as a member of the PC(USA) General Assembly’s Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church. Recent publications include Faithful Disagreement: Wrestling with Scripture in the Midst of Church Conflict, Back to the Well: Women’s Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels and Encounters with Jesus: Studies in the Gospel of John.