Given that the May 22 Clergy Day was originally scheduled for three days after the Electing Convention, we are moving it to Tuesday, June 12. We will be at Grace, Madison starting at 9 AM for those who wish to attend their Morning Prayer service, and then we’ll gather in Neiman Hall at 9:30 AM for some brief announcements and two reports.
The main feature of the morning will be a presentation by The Very Rev. Tracey Lind and her spouse, Emily Ingalls, entitled "Dementia from the Inside Out and Upside Down."
Please RSVP online by 5 PM on Friday, June 1.
About Tracey Lind and Emily Ingalls
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 Dementia. 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.
Tracey was ordained in this diocese, served as an Assistant Rector at Christ Church, Ridgewood and then was Rector of St. Paul’s, Paterson for eleven years, from 1989-2000. For 17 years (2000-2017), Tracey served as Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a thriving and diverse urban congregation in Cleveland. 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 Episcopal Church Pension Fund, Judson Retirement Services, and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.
Emily Ingalls spent more than 20 years in commercial real estate and project management. An early proponent of sustainable buildings, she championed the “greening” of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, helping to create the city's first sustainable building in the early 21st century.
Emily is now a 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.