Tracey currently serves as the Worship and Teaching Pastor at Christ Church of Oak Brook (a congregation of 2500+ located near Chicago). While Christ Church celebrates a rich tradition of Reformed, classic worship that has been a pillar since the church was founded, in 2009 she and a two colleagues started a new expression for worship in the basement of the church. With a team of ten friends they met the first week and wondered if God would bring anyone to join them. It was a messy group who gathered with a few coffee cups, preachers and a mom who played guitar. Since 2009 that community has grown to three services averaging 1200 in worship each week. Tracey leads the creative team that provides this Contemporary expression as well as preaching regularly alongside the Senior Pastor. Prior to serving in this role she led the Women's Ministry for 8 years and the High School Ministry for 5 years.
On the side, Tracey has been an author and speaker for MOPS International, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board at Christianity Today’s Gifted for Leadership. She has served on the Synergy National Advisory Council as well as the Board of Directors for the Evangelical Environmental Network. Tracey is an Iowa Hawkeye, graduating from University of Iowa (BA in History and Political Science) and from Denver Seminary (MDIV). She is the mother of three elementary school aged children and is married Joel.
She maintains a few freelance writing projects on the side. Her latest release (IVP -- Winter, 2015) focuses on faith formation for women and girls (co-authored with Adele Calhoun -- The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook). The project is called, "True You: Moving Beyond Self-Doubt and Using Your Voice." Her previous projects include the theme book for MOPS International (2012) and a faith-based environmental project titled called, "Green Mama" (Zondervan 2010).
In October of 2012, Christianity Today noted Tracey as one of “50 Women to Watch, Those Most Shaping the Church and Culture.” Her work has appeared in a wide variety of places including Leadership Journal, The Washington Post, other Christianity Today Publications, Sojourners, Proverbs 31 Magazine, FullFill Magazine and more.
She is available for speaking and events. Please submit a contact form via this site for more information.
Designed to take you deeper with God on your own or with a group of sisters, journey alongside experienced ministers Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and Tracey Bianchi into some of the places where women struggle—no matter what their age or life-stage. Personal resources like journaling questions and a small group guide help women support each other on the way. These pages offer a reminder that there is a beloved, "true you" waiting to be known in each of us and that a world in need awaits the unique stories that each of us were made to tell. Will you use your voice?