The Rev. Martha Frances is a retired Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Texas, a mother of 2 boys, step-mother of 2 boys, & have 6 grandchildren in all, 3 of whom live here in Houston. In previous lives she has taught English, language arts, composition, & English as a Second Language in grades 8 through college. Her present other passion is developing a chapter of Rivendell, an Episcopal religious community, in the Diocese of Texas. A life-long feminist, she is pleased to have reared 2 feminist boys, one of whom lives in Munich, Germany. She has worked extensively with underserved populations and continues to have interest in people on the margins of society, multiculturalism, and ecumenical & interfaith relations. In addition, Martha loves music, reading, knitting, and travel.