The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
TRACY LIND comes to us from Cleveland, Ohio where she is the Dean of Trinity Cathedral. She is 57 years old and is married to Emily Ingalls. Tracey is a true priest, mentor, administrator, leader, and preacher. She is a visionary and creative thinker. Tracey sees possibilities for the Church and for the world, and she implements them. Her theology and style of leadership are grounded in the biblical principles of vision, change, collegiality, stewardship, and servanthood. At Trinity Cathedral, Tracey oversaw the $10 million redevelopment of the cathedral and diocesan campus, which played an integral part in the revitalization of downtown Cleveland. With her leadership, the greater Cleveland community collectively was inspired to promote the rebuilding of a just and sustainable civic landscape. In a city that has suffered tremendously in these hard economic times, Tracey has doubled the size of the Cathedral congregation. Before she was the Dean, Tracey was the Rector of St. Paul’s, Paterson, New Jersey for 12 years where she founded and led the parish’s community development corporation. She also served as the Associate Rector at Christ Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey for 3 years; and the Director of Community Ministry, Bronx Youth Ministry, here in our diocese for 2 years. Tracey is a unifier and has the gift of bringing people together. Her dedication to Greater Cleveland Congregations has resulted in Evangelicals, Roman Catholics, Mainline Protestants, Jews, and Muslims joining together for the greater common good. Tracey is also a strategic planner. She led the Cathedral through a realignment of its governance structure, a consolidation of finances, and a reorganization of staff — all of which was done by working with others to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the systems in place and exploring best practices of other cathedrals. Tracey Lind will articulate a vision for this diocese after having listened to the people, but most importantly she will keep our core values.