The Francis Project was birthed by a series of mystical encounters, as well as approximately 8,760+ ordinary days of learning to rebuild broken relationships, tired churches, distrusted ministries, non-existent chaplaincies, broken hearts and wounded spirits, in unimportant places and with everyday people.


It all began when Heather, at twelve years of age, stumbled across a book about the life of St Francis and read it in one sitting. She was hooked and secretly prayed that one day she would visit San Damiano and see the place where this world-changing community (the Franciscans) found their humble beginnings. Little did Heather know then that twenty-six years later she would be moved in prayer to study Franciscan pedagogy and build a community of practice around this ancient, yet modern, way of leading change.