Speaker: Dr. Michael S. Franch

Dr. Michael S. Franch is an Ethical Culture leader (minister) and Affiliate Minister at First Unitarian Church, Baltimore. A historian by training, he has spent most of his career working with the Maryland Medicaid Program but is retired now. He is also a board member of the Baltimore City Historical Society and of the newly-formed Green Burial Association of Maryland.


Thoughts on Gratitude

As a certified Old Guy, I often think about people who have been influential in my life. For example, Miss Dorothy Valentine, my junior high art teacher. She wrote the recommendation that helped get me into a summer art program. That fall, I started at the senior high, and never saw Ms. Valentine again. I never told her about what I did that summer, or showed her my ….Read More