The Very Rev. Tracey Lind is a newly retired Episcopal priest and city planner whose ministry has included work for social and environmental justice, interfaith relations, sustainable urban development, arts and culture, and progressive theology. Most recently, Tracey’s ministry has extended to include the spiritual insights and lessons she has gained from a life complicated by dementia.
On Nov. 8, 2016 (Election Day), Tracey was diagnosed with the early stages of Frontotemporal Degeneration. This diagnosis hasn’t stopped her from fully immersing in what life has to offer -- and what she has to give. From October to December 2017, she was invited to speak at seven European churches in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
For 17 years (2000-2017), Tracey served as Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a thriving and diverse urban congregation in Cleveland. From 1989-2000, Tracey was Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson, New Jersey. She is the author of Interrupted by God: Glimpses from the Edge.
Prior to entering seminary, Tracey worked for a decade in nonprofit management, city planning, and community organizing. She continues that work as a board member of a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) Think Tank, the Episcopal Church Pension Fund and Judson Retirement Services.
Emily Ingalls spent more than 20 years in commercial real estate and project management. She was an early proponent of sustainable buildings. In 2000, she championed the “greening” of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, helping to create the city's first sustainable building.
Emily is now Chief Logistics Officer, responsible for managing a life and home turned upside down by dementia.
She has served on several Northeast Ohio civic boards, including the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and Facing History and Ourselves. She is an avid gardener, a beginner birder and an aspiring cook. Emily has a BA from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and an MBA from Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University.
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