The Reverend Tracy J. Wells Miller, Rector
The Reverend Tracy J. Wells Miller was called as the 5th rector of St. John’s in 2017. In a perhaps divinely-ordained coincidence, she was ordained to the priesthood on the feast day of St. John the Baptist (June 24), our patron saint, in 2012!
Her preferred title of address is “Mother Tracy,” although “Pastor Tracy” will do as well. (She prefers not to be called “Rev. Tracy.”)
Prior to coming to St. John’s, Mother Tracy served as a long-term supply priest at St. Cuthbert’s Episcopal Church, in Oakland, Calif. (2016-17) and before that she was associate priest for adult education and outreach at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, Tenn. (2012-15).
Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, she has lived in:
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Mother Tracy is passionate about working with lay people to discern their gifts and how God is calling them to use those gifts in the world. Some of the things she feels most strongly called to personally are standing in solidarity with marginalized communities (people experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ people, racial and ethnic minorities) and bringing people together across divides, particularly through interfaith dialogue. She has been an active leader in the national interfaith community since 2001.
Mother Tracy is a runner, swimmer, and cyclist — although not all on the same day (yet!) — and practices yoga and meditation. She strives for an active healthy lifestyle and is a vegetarian. She loves Broadway musicals, dance music, spending time with old friends, and laughing heartily. She occasionally tries to read a book that isn’t in any way related to church or religion, although her natural passion for this field makes the line between business and pleasure sometimes hard to define.
We are blessed to have several talented and faithful priests in our worshiping community at St. John’s. Combined they have roughly 150 years of experience serving in parishes across the country and across the world. Most have retired as paid staff from the parishes they served, however, here at St. John’s they continue to preach, teach, inspire and lead vibrant ministries in our community.