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ABOUT

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"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while,
you could miss it." -- Ferris Bueller

Tracey is a ministry leader and speaker who has spent the last 15 years trying to find her way in the American church. She currently serves as the Pastor for Contemporary Worship and Women at Christ Church of Oak Brook where she helps make Sunday mornings happen. Some weeks turn out better than others.

She maintains a few freelance writing projects on the side. Her forthcoming book from IVP (Winter, 2015) will focus on faith formation for women and girls (co-authored with Adele Calhoun -- The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook). The project is called, "True You: Moving Beyond Self-Doubt and Using Your Voice." Her previous projects include the theme book for MOPS International (2012) and a faith-based environmental project titled called, "Green Mama" (Zondervan 2010).
Christ Church of Oak Brook is congregation with weekly worship of 2500+ where a rich tradition of reformed, classic worship has been (and still is) celebrated since the church was founded. In 2009 she and a two colleagues started a new expression for worship in the basement of the church with a team of ten friends. No one was quite sure what would happen. Since 2009 that community has grown to three services with 800-1000 in worship each week. Tracey leads the creative team that provides this Contemporary expression. Turns out a few good friends, a love of God and lots of lunch and dinner together can take a team of people the distance. This ministry is her greatest ache and joy. On the side, Tracey is a featured author and speaker for MOPS International and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board at Christianity Today’s Gifted for Leadership. She has served on the Synergy National Advisory Council as well as the Board of Directors for the Evangelical Environmental Network. Tracey is an Iowa Hawkeye, graduating from University of Iowa (BA in History and Political Science) and from Denver Seminary (MDIV). She and her family make their home just outside of Chicago.

 

In October of 2012, Christianity Today noted Tracey as one of “50 Women to Watch, Those Most Shaping the Church and Culture.” Her work has appeared in a wide variety of places including Leadership Journal, The Washington Post, other Christianity Today Publications, MOPS International's MomSense, Sojourners, Proverbs 31 Magazine, FullFill Magazine and more.

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Speaking & Writing

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Tracey attempts to keep up an active writing and speaking calendar. Connect with her about upcoming opportunities.

Real. Winsome. Approachable. Like us but still herself, Tracey convinces us we can connect.” - Elisa Morgan, President Emerita, MOPS International

 
 

Recent Speaking Highlights

 

  • Mentor Leadership Team with Dr. Liz Selzer (Denver)
  • Roscoe Village MOPS (Chicago)
  • First Evangelical Free Church MOPS (Rockford, IL)
  • Minooka MOPS (Minooka, IL)
  • Evangelical Environmental Network Day of Prayer (Washington, DC)
  • Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Ordination Preacher (Chicago, IL)
  • MOPS International Convention -- Mainstage Speaker (Dallas, TX)
  • Barrington MOPS (Barrington, IL)
  • MOPS Field Leader Training
  • Crystal Lake MOPS (Crystal Lake, IL)
  • River Forest MOPS
  • Schererville MOPS (Indiana)
  • Gurnee MOPS
  • Christ Church of Oak Brook Women’s Overnight
  • Retreat weekends throughout Wisconsin and Illinois
  • Women’s Ministry Class (Moody Bible Institute)
  • Evangelical Environmental Network Board Meeting (Washington DC)
  • Regular radio spot featured on WYLL 1160
  • Radio interviews across Canada and US
  • Focus on the Family (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Me, God, Mothering (Naperville, IL)

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

September 18 & 19, 2013
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, Coffee Break
October 3, 2013
Suburban Bible Church MOPS (IL)
October 12, 2013
Iron Sharpens Iron for Women (Moline, IL.)
October 16, 2013
FullFill Webinar on Leadership with Elisa Morgan
  • Tracey makes us instantly friends. Real. Winsome. Approachable.

    Elisa Morgan / president emerta, MOPS International

  • Honey you drink way too much coffee.

    Tracey's Mom / biggest fan

  • When Tracey speaks she takes you along for a journey that you can relate to and connect to. Her faith is practical and real and that shows through in everything she does.

    Nathan Cheuvront / listener

CONTACT

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It would be a joy to connect with you. Please drop a note for speaking, writing, and any other tidbits. Thanks for taking the time to connect!

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