Franz was born near Stuttgart in Germany and grew up in a Christian home. He studied computer science and worked as a software engineer and research associate for 8 years. Having received a calling from God to come to Australia, Franz and his wife Heidi migrated to Australia in July 2012. They currently reside and serve at the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary in Theresa Park.
Franz' heartfelt desire is to help spreading the Gospel and see the Kingdom of God advanced. At GRN, a door has opened for Franz to do this through the use of his IT skills. Franz works half-time for GRN. He is a member of the IT department and works in particular with the development of GRN's mobile applications such as 5fish and the Mission Prayers App.