Pastor T

576947_10151857462705341_1056274084_nI am an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).   We were all given gifts of the Spirit at our baptism.  My spiritual gift is to be set aside for full-time vocational ministry. I have the joy of being Christ’s ambassador for the Church sharing the love and mercy of Christ with the gracious support of a local congregation. I love the work I am called to do.

I grew up in Northeast Ohio.  I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Walsh College in Canton, OH.  I earned my Master of Divinity (seriously, how do you master the Divine?) from Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, KY.  I am serving Christ’s Church at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bethany, IL.

942728_10152886109130341_1183149395_nI love to preach and teach the Word of God, but that’s not all a minister does. As a pastor, I have many opportunities outside of the church walls to minister to my neighbors. My most favorite is mentoring elementary-aged girls through an after-school program called Girls on the Run which empowers girls to recognize their individual beauty, make healthy choices and believe they can achieve great things. I am also a member of the Board of Directors of CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation, a community action agency providing services to the disadvantaged in 7 counties. Through this work, I advocate for assistance to neighbors in need and connect individuals to resources to aid in their effort to sustain their family and home.

I like cooking, chocolate, shoes, and reading. Oh, and lots and lots of coffee. I can often be found reading or studying at the chapel of St. Arbucks. I like my chocolate dark and my coffee hot and black, unless its a Holiday Spice Flat White!

2 thoughts on “Pastor T

  1. Tracy,

    I hope we fullfilled your expectations with the Toys-For-Tots items we provided this year.

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