Meet our Hillcrest staff


She is a local lay pastor in the United Methodist Church. several years ago she became a member of the United Methodist Church through Vicki Van Nevel at Northwest United Methodist Church. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan Seminary with a Master’s in Divinity. She has an educational background that began at Bethel College, then with 16 credits to graduate she got the news of infiltrating ductal carcinoma. At this point, she left her dream of ministry and settled into adopting children from the Division of Family and Children. A few years later, Bethel College called her back to finish, she now had her hands full with special needs children, and attending college would be a challenge. She first told Bethel College no, and three weeks later, she began to look for an online alternative college, so she could study from home when the time would allow. She enrolled in St. Mary-of-the-Wood College in Terre Haute, Indiana. After graduation, she began seeking ordination in the Episcopal Church. She began seminary in 2014 and completed her degree in 2017. She has a missionary heart, a Catholic understanding as in One Universal Church, a John Wesley formational process, and a heart for those who have yet to see the fullness of Christ in themselves. 

She and her husband, James Albert (Jay) Love II, were married on July 23, 2014. Their marriage together brought the number of children they have between them to ten, with one left at home. The one that remains at home is Caleb 20 who is deaf and blind, their children range from 40-18 years of age. They have five grandchildren, they are the apple of their eyes. Pastor Tracy’s mother, Linda Jones, lives in the home too, due to severe health issues. Tracy’s father, James Jones resides in Elkhart and loves raising dogs, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and traveling. The pastor’s family enjoys movies, camping, long walks, swimming, the beach, and good friends, and the pastor is foody when she gets a chance. Pastor Tracy has been a lifelong resident of Northern Indiana and enjoys the beauty of community wherever she is one of her favorite places is Lake Michigan. Pastor Tracy prefers Christian music, Classical music, but Country, Motown, Jazz, and good old Rock-n-Roll hit the spot sometimes too. Pastor Tracy has held a position with Beacon Memorial as a PRN Chaplain. She continues to devote one week in the summer at Camp Alexander Mack, to New Happenings Ministry Camp. This camp is free for children with incarcerated parents.