Commissioners William W. and Marilyn D. Francis

francis.jpgCommissioners William and Marilyn Francis serve as Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women’s Ministries, respectively, for Canada and Bermuda.

William Francis earned a BA from Houghton College in 1966 and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1969. In 2002, Houghton College conferred on him an honourary Doctor of Divinity degree. Marilyn earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Houghton College in 1965. In 2001 she earned an MA from Greenville College. Both born and raised in New York, they met while attending Houghton College and were married there in 1965.

They were commissioned as Salvation Army officers in 1973 and held appointments in the USA and UK. They have also been zealous advocates for Christian higher education.

William is the author of two books and contributing author of a third. Marilyn is an accomplished vocalist and pianist and has produced an audio recording of vocal and keyboard improvisations. William and Marilyn have two adult children, Captain William Marshall and Susan Marjorie, plus six grandchildren.

 


Long version of Commissioner William Francis and Marilyn Francis
biography is available as a PDF download.

 


Long version of Commissioner William Francis
biography is available as a PDF download.

 


Long version of Commissioner Marilyn D. Francis
biography is available as a PDF download.