Dementia from the Inside Out 

January 28, 2019

Plymouth Church UCC and Horizon House Care teams are collaborating to bring The Very Rev. Tracey Lind to share her worship message, Sunday, February 3 and to lead workshops at Horizon House.

Recently retired Episcopal priest and city planner, Rev. Lind’s ministry work includes social and environmental justice, interfaith relations, sustainable urban development, arts and culture and progressive theology.

Diagnosed with early stage Frontotemporal Dementia in 2016, Rev. Lind now speaks on spiritual insights and lessons she gained from a life complicated by dementia. This diagnosis hasn’t stopped her from fully immersing in what life has to offer. From October to December last year, she spoke at seven European churches in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Rev. Lind is an alumna of the Columbus School for Girls. She holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from the Honors College at University of Toledo, Master of community planning from University of Cincinnati and Master of Divinity from New York’s Union Theological Seminary. She has received numerous recognitions, including: The Human Rights Campaign Equality Award, The YWCA Woman of Achievement, Cleveland State University Leadership Award, Community SharesSocial Justice Award, National Council of Churches Circle of Names Award, Columbus School for Girls Alumnae Award and Union Theological Seminary’s Unitas Distinguished Alumni/ae Award.

Renowned preacher and public speaker, she serves The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman in Wellfleet, Massachusetts during summers. In 2014, she presented a widely viewed TEDx Talk entitled “How I Met God in a McDonald’s.” An avid photographer and enthusiastic folk musician, she also gardens, hikes, cycle and sails. Rev. Lind and her spouse Emily live in an environmentally sustainable home overlooking Lake Erie in the heart of Cleveland. Learn more about the Very Rev. Tracey Lind at

Topics: Church Life, Events



Return to News page >
Important Notice

Plymouth Church UCC stands with you in responding to the coronavirus. Our BUILDING IS CLOSED in keeping with the "STAY AT HOME" order of the Governor and Health Dept. recommendations, until further notice.

Church staff are mostly working remotely. Pastoral care is via telephone (206.622.4865 *833) checked daily or email.  If you have personal concerns, need to contact someone on staff or contact a minister: Click here for email addresses  or call 206.622.4865, checked daily. Staff respond daily. Continue to our HOME PAGE by clicking the "X" in the upper right corner for priority information.