Anne Franz


Anne was drawn into this work having left the corporate world to pursue an idea to use available church land and buildings to meet needs in the community. One-third of giving in the US goes to Religion. However, 75% of that giving goes towards congregational upkeep, including buildings and staff. She spent six months researching this idea before meeting Gabrielle and becoming convinced that affordable housing for our most vulnerable populations, while enriching the life of the congregation through service, is the most compelling thing that a faith community can do with their available resources today.

Anne has over 10 years of international consulting, corporate and non-profit experience focused on leading change, strategy and innovation in complex environments and systems. She was a founding board member of an innovative non-profit, Exodus Lending, which developed and scaled a first of its kind solution to refinance payday borrowers and break the cycle of payday loan debt.