The Reverend Cassius Francis has been an ordained minister with the Wesleyan Holiness Church since 2015 and, alongside his role as Co-Leader of AtaLoss's Loss and HOPE Project, works part time as the Operations Manager for the church. Prior to ordained ministry, his background was in youth and community work and mentoring. Most recently he has developed an independent training forum and Facebook group called 'Pandemic Bereavement Recovery' and a trustee of Edward’s Trust a charity supporting children and families facing loss and surviving bereavement across the West Midlands.

Cassius lives in the West Midlands with his wife Vanessa.