Davin Franklin-Hicks

Davin “Dax” Franklin-Hicks is a proud member of the United Church of Christ. He was introduced to the UCC in 2003. His primary focus is in supporting those that have experienced trauma within spiritually-based communities and/or rejection from family members due to being determined as unacceptable to God for various reasons. Dax had his own church-related trauma experiences after coming out as Queer, and later, as Transgender that included a disfellowship process from a rejecting congregation. What a breath of fresh air the UCC was after that experience.

In 2008, Dax transitioned from female to male, experiencing an incredible affirmation from his UCC congregation at the time, the former First Congregational United Church of Christ in Tucson. The grace and love he received during this coming out and transition process was a very healing experience.

Dax works in the field of recovery in Tucson and is a member of Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ. He has an amazing wife, Nancy, who is a member of Rincon and a Social Worker in hospice. They have a rockin’ awesome son, named Angelo, who is in his twenties and works in the helping field. He has a cat who shares his point of view nearly constantly, and a pit bull he kisses daily.

posts by Dax:

If You Build It, They May Not Come

The Gentle Rocking of Peace, Part 1

The Gentle Rocking of Peace, Part 2

I Just Wanted to Tell You Something

Wanna Trade?

Bad Theology, Good Riddance

Why I Need You to Survive

Vulnerability is Sacred

The “Is-ness” of Healing


Here’s the thing…

A Different Kind of Easter

For the Love of Basic Needs and Dignity

Bearing Witness, Feeling Helpless, and Straining to Hear

Did I Just Read That Right?

Checking My Pulse

The Shame Agreement

The Farthest Place on Earth

Answers Will Vary

Rising from Ash

Is It Okay to Laugh?

Okay, but why?


An Open Letter to All the Strangers


I Can Do That With My Eyes Closed

The Gift of Being Trans

I Wonder

Sacred Courage

The Banner of #MeToo