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Trinity Cathedral's Tracey Lind: A life lived out loud grows more quiet

CLEVELAND, Ohio - When the Very Rev. Tracey Lind preaches her final sermon at Trinity Cathedral this morning, she will mark the end of 17 years of leading Cleveland's oldest congregation of any denomination.

When she steps down from the pulpit, she will also step down from her job as dean of Trinity Cathedral, the cathedral that serves the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.


Very Rev. Tracey Lind to step down from dean position at Trinity Cathedral in January

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Cathedral for the past 17 years, will step down Jan. 29.

Lind is stepping down after being diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD), a disease that progressively damages areas of the brain and has in its early stages made executive duties more difficult, Lind writes in a letter published on the cathedral's website. Onset of FTD often occurs in the 50s and 60s, according to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration website. 


The Very Rev. Tracey Lind finds our town uplifting: My Cleveland

Members come from as far away as Akron, Avon and Ashtabula. People want meaningful worship, music and education and meaningful opportunities to serve their community.I used to be an urban planner. I love cities. My vision, inspired by Angela de Merici, the Ursulines' founder, is that an urban cathedral should be a piazza, a crossroads, a place where people come together.