Reverand Tracey Robinson-Harris, Interim Minister
Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris came to First Unitarian Church of Worcester in August of 2013, previously serving as Interim Minister with the First Parish of Sudbury, MA. She served as Interim Minister with the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro. MA from 2010-2012. Prior to that she served as UUA consultant for Ethics in Congregational Life and for JUUST Change Consultancy. For 14 ½ years she served on the UUA staff as Director for Congregational Services at the UUA (July 2001 - June 2009) and Deputy Director for Congregational, District and Extension Services (November 1995- June 2001). Tracey came to the UUA staff from a ministry with the Community Church of New York in Manhattan.
Raised a Southern Baptist, Tracey discovered Unitarian Universalism during high school with the help of a friend and a class in World Religions. When her grandmother died on Easter Sunday in 1971 she had to decide whether the Southern Baptist Church could minister to her or whether this newfound faith of Unitarian Universalism was where she should turn. She chose the UU church and found the saving message she was searching for.
Tracey’s husband, the Rev. George Robinson, died in 2002. She has two stepdaughters, Lenora and Jennifer. She lives in Ashby, MA in an 1860’s New England farmhouse in the center of town that was the parsonage for the First Parish Church. She enjoys working on her old house, hiking in Yellowstone National Park especially when wolf watching is involved, traveling in Alaska. She loves ballroom and latin dancing, competing regionally and nationally when she can.