MA, Lewis and Clark College
Celestia is the President and Founder of Mending the Soul Ministries with a background in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University, working as a teacher for many years and receiving her MA in Counseling/Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Celestia and her husband, Dr. Steve Tracy have three grown children who are partners with them in ministries of justice and mercy. She enjoys a thriving private counseling practice of 14 years and is the founder of Professional Counseling Associates in Mesa, Arizona, where she is a Clinical Supervisor and does professional development. Celestia has many years of experience and expertise with children and abuse, trauma, marriage, intimacy and sexuality. She teaches nationally and internationally with an emphasis in directing Mending the Soul Trainings, soul care, children and abuse, theology of intimacy, bonding, healthy sexuality, sexuality and singles and counseling. Celestia develops and supervises a team of writers, professional artists and mental health professionals that creatively collaborate on curricula and other resources.
For the past several years, Steve and Celestia have conducted extensive abuse and sexuality seminars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Tanzania for rape survivors, abuse care givers, prostituted women, pastors and civic leaders. Steve and Celestia are the authors of several books and workbooks on abuse, marriage and trauma healing, including: Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse (Zondervan), Marriage at the Crossroads (InterVarsity), and Forever and Always: The Art of Intimacy (Wipf & Stock).
Mrs. Tracy will be co-teaching CD504 Foundations of Intimacy during J-Term this semester. This course develops a theology of relationships, being made in God’s image means being made for intimate relationships. We will look at the most common impediments to healthy relationships and develop strategies for building healthy relationships with family members and intimate friends. [2 hours. Instructor: Dr. Steve Tracy and Mrs. Celestia Tracy. Frequency: Every Fall (this is a special Spring section). Required for MDiv and MABL. General Elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Notes: Spouses and fiancés/fiancées of credit students are strongly encouraged to attend with student at no cost, but would still need to complete the application and registration processes. Contact the Enrollment Department at 602.429.4910 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Course meets for four sessions: 9am–4:50pm Tuesday, January 14–Friday, January 17. Enrollment limited to 40 students.]