A Bit of Biography
The Rev. Dr.Tracey Robinson-Harris began her sixth Interim Ministry on August 15, 2018 with the First Parish in Framingham. Previously, she served as Interim Minister with The First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, First Church in Jamaica Plain, MA, First Unitarian Church of Worcester, MA, First Parish of Sudbury, MA and First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro, MA.
She served as a UUA consultant for Ethics in Congregational Life and for JUUST Change Consultancy (on anti-racism, anti-oppression, multiculturalism) in 2009-10. Prior to that she was the Director for Congregational Services with the UUA. She came to the staff in November 1995 from ministry with the Community Church of New York in Manhattan (1988-1995).
During her tenure with the UUA, the staff of Congregational Services offered resources, programs, leadership development and consultation in Stewardship; Growth and Best Practices; Marketing Outreach and Hospitality; Young Adult and Campus Ministry; Anti Racism, Anti Oppression and Multiculturalism; Ethics and Safety; Services to Large Congregations.
Tracey earned Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN and a certificate from the UUA Independent Study Program for Ministry of Religious Education (now part of Meadville Lombard Theological School.) Raised a Southern Baptist, Tracey discovered Unitarian Universalism during high school with the help of a friend and a class in World Religions.
She enjoys working on the old house in which she lives, formerly the parsonage for the First Parish Church in Ashby, MA. She will visit Yellowstone National Park whenever time and money permit. Ballroom dance is her spiritual practice, and time on the dance floor is devoted to developing as a dancer, to body ability and awareness, to moments of grace, and to learning in partnership. She is a ten dancer, and competes at the regional and national level in five Standard and five Latin dances.