Pastor Tracey Breashears Schultz
Pastor Tracey grew up in the Southwest, having lived in San Diego,
Phoenix, and Houston. She was baptized at Trinity Episcopal in
Escondido, CA at the age of seven months. As a child, she loved
attending non-denominational worship services with her paternal
grandmother. In high school, she was active in the youth group of
her Baptist church. She met her first husband through Baptist
campus ministry. After his untimely death in 2000, she became
a Lutheran (LCMS), largely influenced by the ministry of a chaplain
who had cared for her family. She joined an ELCA congregation in
2002 and says of her faith journey, "it has been a growth in grace."
Pastor Tracey is a graduate of Cypress Creek High School (1992), the University of Arkansas (B.A. English/Spanish 1996), Wartburg Theological Seminary (M.Div 2007), and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (D.Min 2014). Her D.Min thesis was titled, "Shall Joel Osteen Win? Hearing the Progressive Christian Voice in a Culture of Fundamentalism and Prosperity Gospel."
After college, Pastor Tracey worked as a trainer for a medical software company in Little Rock, AR. In 2000, she completed her teacher certification courses and left the software field to pursue a teaching career. She taught junior high Spanish at Christ Lutheran School (LCMS) in Little Rock. As a teacher, she led mission trips to Mexico and served as a translator for a number of medical mission teams. In 2003, she moved to Iowa to begin her seminary education. She completed her internship at Zion Lutheran Church in Limon, CO in 2006. Pastor Tracey was ordained in July 2007.
Pastor Tracey was installed at Zion on May 20, 2012. Prior to her call to Zion, she served as Associate Pastor of MacArthur Park Lutheran Church in San Antonio. She finds joy in all aspects of ministry, but her passions are worship, preaching, education, and service. She also enjoys baking, Broadway musicals, reading, exercising at the Y, drinking coffee, watching Downton Abbey, and going to the movies.
Pastor Tracey is married to Chris Schultz, an architect and life-long Lutheran. Chris is a San Antonio native. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds degrees in Architecture and Engineering.
They make their home in the Heights.