All laity are called into the work of ministry and have a responsibility to proclaim the Good News and reach out to others in love. The West Ohio Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries will chair the Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries and work in partnerships with district leaders, West Ohio Conference Director of Discipleship Resources, Leadership Development Lead Team, Conference Lay Leader(s) and District Committees on Lay Servant Ministries.
The West Ohio Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries will also assist in the strategic alignment of the District Committees on Lay Servant Ministries as they:
- advocate for laity
- offer lay ministry courses in all eight districts
- work with local church pastors and lay leaders to build trust
- ensure laity are equipped and utilized in leadership
Tracy Chambers, West Ohio Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries
Ms. Tracy Chambers was elected by our laity as our West Ohio Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries on Sunday, June 4, at Annual Conference during the Laity Session. Tracy is a member of Gaines United Methodist Church, Cincinnati (ORV), where she has served as Lay Leader, Liturgist, Disciple Bible Study and small group studies facilitator.
Always keen on education, Tracy attended Wittenberg University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She is currently employed by Macy’s Corporate Services, working in Enterprise Information Management where her responsibilities include ensuring records policy compliance and managing company-wide records retention, accession and secure disposition. Tracy starts out well-acquainted with West Ohio Conference Lay Servant Ministries as she is a Certified Lay Servant and a student of the Certified Lay Ministry Academy, actively working to complete the requirements to become a Certified Lay Minister. Tracy also serves the West Ohio Conference as a member of the Connectional Ministries Leadership Development Lead team and the Wesley Foundation Board of Trustees for the University of Cincinnati campus ministry.
Tracy is mother to one son, Cayman, a “professional amateur” high school and travel club baseball player. They live happily in West Chester, Ohio.