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Steve Tracy, PhD

Theology and Ethics

Dr. Tracy pastored in three different churches for 15 years before coming on staff full-time at Phoenix Seminary. He and his wife Celestia are the founders of Mending the Soul Ministries, a Christian nonprofit which provides written resources and training on abuse, trauma, and sexuality. Steve and Celestia are also on the staff of Global Training Network, a global mission agency.

For the past several years Steve and Celestia have had the privilege of ministering to the broken and those who minister to them by conducting seminars and trainings in the US and around the world, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Mexico. Steve taught classes on a part-time basis at Phoenix Seminary for six years and served as Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1999 to 2006. His work has been published in numerous books, magazines, and journals, including Journal of Psychology and Theology, Calvin Theological Journal, Themelios, Trinity Journal, Cultural Encounters, Africanus Journal, Priscilla Papers, and Christianity Today.

Dr. Tracy’s research and ministry specialization is in gender, sexuality, and abuse. Dr. Tracy has served the state of Arizona on the Governor’s Commission for the Prevention of Violence against Women, and is also Director of Research and Curriculum for Mending the Soul Ministries.


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