Anti-Child-Abuse Advocate and Accomplished Athlete
About Beckie Francis
A former basketball coach turned anti-child-abuse advocate, Beckie Francis currently speaks at conferences, churches, and fundraisers about the importance of supporting child abuse victims. Beckie Francis also advocates for increased protections for potential victims, and has testified before the Michigan House of Representatives' Education Committee in support of legislation that ultimately became law.
Francis earned her bachelor’s degree at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where she studied sociology and anthropology and captained the basketball team for three years. She later went on to receive her master’s degree in education from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York.
A member of Celebrate Church, Francis enjoys studying the Bible and supporting Christian athletic organizations. She has volunteered her time as a basketball camp coach for Kensington Community Church and other organizations. A native of New York state, she currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with her husband. Her hobbies include mountain biking, weightlifting, and horseback riding. Beckie Francis and her husband particularly enjoy visiting Israel, and have made multiple trips there.