Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York

Fran Interview


Fran Szpylczyn

Birth Month: November
Originally From: White Plains, NY
Resident of: Clifton Park, NY
Education: St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, M.A., Pastoral Studies, May 2013

Fran's first day working at Immaculate Conception came in December, 2008 on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.  She says that her work here is a ministry of hospitality. 

In May, 2013, Fran received a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry.  She is a published author with a focus on spirituality and scriptural reflection. 

Fran also practices a "social media ministry", using blogs, Facebook and Twitter to evangelize and connect with people of faith.  You can find her work for our parish at our blog, Pastoral Postings.  She also manages our parish Facebook page which you can like to stay informed of parish activities and events, or you can follow us on Twitter.  Fran is also the Catholic blogger for the Albany Times Union.

She lives in Clifton Park with her husband Mark and stepdaughter Erica.