Faith Runs Deep

Frances Taylor Gench, Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation, is a fifth-generation Presbyterian minister. She was featured in an article on the PC(USA) website seeking to lift up and celebrate women throughout the church.

"I am grateful to God every day of my life for the enormous privilege of serving the church at Union Presbyterian Seminary," Gench says. "The UPSem classroom is holy ground where we wrestle with biblical texts, refusing to let them go until they bless us -- until we have discerned together a word in them from God."

An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Gench served as a member of the PC(USA) General Assembly's Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church.