Sister Frances A. Sissy
Sister Frances joined the Russian River Sisters in January of 2004, thrilled to have a chance to join a group that was already legendary in the Bay Area. She had recently moved back to Sonoma County after spending three years in Berkeley studying for her Masters Degrees in Public Health and Social Work. The Sisters were a perfect fit for her, then and now. She was looking for a way to connect with her community and provide service to the many people who struggle in Sonoma County, and support to the local organizations that do amazing work every day for our people, our animals, and our environment. There was never a doubt in her mind, from the very beginning of her time with the Order, that her involvement with the Sisters would last a lifetime.
Sister Frances is honored to call Sister Sparkle Plenty her mother, and Sister Dawna Matrix her big sister. She has had many roles in the Order since 2004, including two stints as President, three stints as Treasurer, and a brief tenure as Mistress of Novices.
Sister Frances is a native of Sonoma County and is proud that these rolling hills, redwood forests, and fields of gold are “home.” In her secular life, she works as a palliative care social worker at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa. She and her husband, Saint Peter Peter Sissy Eater, live with their menagerie of animals in the hills west of Healdsburg.