Bio: The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

Dean of Trinity Cathedral

Photo:The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

Lind came to Trinity in 2000 and led the development of Trinity Commons, an award-winning, environmentally sustainable campus that is home to Trinity Cathedral and the Diocese of Ohio. During her tenure, Trinity has experienced tremendous growth and development as a diocesan cathedral, a vibrant and inclusive community of faith, and a leading institution in the heart of the city.

As Dean of Trinity, Lind frequently speaks, teaches and preaches around the country, including at the Chautauqua Institution and various churches, dioceses, conferences, colleges, universities, seminaries and theological schools.

Tracey Lind began her ordained ministry as associate Rector of Christ Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey. From 1989-2000, she was Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson, New Jersey. In Paterson she led the effort to revitalize a large multi-cultural urban congregation and campus and establish the St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation.

Prior to entering seminary, Lind worked in nonprofit management and community development. She continues that work as a board member and advisor to many nonprofit organizations including: The Episcopal Church Pension Fund, Judson Retirement Communities, The Campus District, Ten Thousand Villages of Cleveland, Green City Blue Lake Advisory Committee, Community Shares, and the ACLU. Lind also serves as a member of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Steering Committee and is one of the co-chairs of Greater Cleveland Congregations, an interfaith community organizing effort.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Lind is an alumna of the Columbus School for Girls. She holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from the Honors College at the University of Toledo, a master of community planning from the University of Cincinnati, and a master of divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York. She has also held the seminary’s prestigious Maxwell Fellowship, received the Diocese of Newark’s Canterbury Scholar Award, participated in Leadership Cleveland, and was awarded a Clergy Renewal Grant from the Eli Lilly Endowment. In 2007, she was named Woman of Achievement by the YWCA Greater Cleveland, in 2009 she received the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award and in 2011, she was honored through the National Council of Church’s Circle of Names program.

In 2004, Lind’s first book of photographs and essays, Interrupted by God, was published by The Pilgrim Press. Her photographs have been exhibited in New York/New Jersey-area juried shows, in the NEO Show of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and in individual exhibits at the Chautauqua Institution, New Communities in Newark, Cleveland State University and number of Episcopal cathedrals.

Tracey Lind lives with her spouse, Emily Ingalls, on the shore of Lake Erie in Euclid, Ohio.

Photo: Mort Tucker Photography