Tracey is a south central Pennsylvania native who now calls the Midwest her home. She is married to a Bible professor and has one dog, Hope (although she loves dogs and has had as many as four at a time!). Her first career was as a musician and she has a Bachelors in Piano Performance and a Masters in Accompanying. After sensing a call to ministry, she received a Master of Divinity from United Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
In 2017, She became certified in spiritual direction through Benedict Inn in Beech Grove, Indiana. She is also working toward certification through Coach Training for Leaders. In 2019, her book on spiritual practices entitled Companions on the Journey: Foundational Spiritual Practices was published. She has served as lead pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Lafayette, Indiana since 2014.
In her free time she enjoys long hikes in the woods with her dog and cooking and eating healthy “made from scratch” meals.
"Rev. Tracey Leslie is an excellent communicator and coach. I know that when I talk with her, I know that she is actively listening to me and considering my goals and needs as she advises me to be the best person, neighbor, professional and citizen I can be."
--Allegra W. Smith