The Rev. David Lucey -- Rector
Born and reared in Virginia, David came to the Episcopal Church and his calling to Holy Orders after a round-about journey as an adult. His life before ministry includes studying economics at Hampden-Sydney College, business management at the Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University, and fifteen years working in financial services, primarily at BNY/Mellon in Manhattan.
One the many joyous experiences of his early professional life was meeting Katherine Vivian Harmer, also a banker, while both worked in Atlanta. They were married in 1987 and have five children together: Colbert (26), a high school history teacher in Detroit; Carolyn (26), a "Story Catcher" for a 501c3 in Denver, Diana (21); a sophomore at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland; George (15), a high school sophomore, and Virginia (Ginny) Lee (13) an 8th grader. Katherine is the CEO and founder of Solar Sister, a qualified 501c3 dedicated to the economic empowerment of women through Avon-style distribution of solar lanterns and solar cook stoves in Uganda, Tanzania, and Nigeria.
While in New York City, David's experiences in the community of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church renewed his understanding of calling to ordained ministry and in 1996 he left banking, matriculated at the General Theological Seminary, the oldest Episcopal Seminary, and began his journey in the church. He has served as an assistant at St. Matthew's Church, in Bedford, New York and Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois. He has also served as a rector in Northeast Harbor, Maine and in Bristol, Rhode Island. Among other ministries he was devoted to in Rhode Island, he served as the Chairman of the Diocesan Budget Committee for five years as the diocese navigated the vagaries of the recession of 2008 and the challenges of calling a new Bishop. David is looking forward to this return to Virginia and working with the energetic faith community of St. Francis.
In his spare time, David is an avid follower of the Boston Red Sox, a taste acquired in his time in Maine, a voracious reader of history, fantasy and classical science fiction, and he loves outdoor activities like skiing, hiking and bicycling.
The Reverend Tracey Kelly - Associate Rector
The Rev. Tracey Kelly began her ministry with St. Francis Great Falls in March, 2015. She brings experience in ministry with youth and children, teaching and formation, liturgical leadership, and pastoral care. Tracey grew up on the outskirts of Baltimore and received her love of liturgy and sacrament from the large Roman Catholic parish in which she was raised. Tracey and her husband began attending the Episcopal Church as their family grew. They have been members of Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, Virginia since 1998. There she developed an appreciation of Anglican theology and tradition and began to study scripture.
She entered Virginia Theological Seminary in 2007 and was ordained as an Episcopal priest in December 2011. After her ordination, Tracey taught religion at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. With her 5th grade students, she surveyed the Bible thematically and taught them covenantal theology. She guided her 6th grade students through a comprehensive study of the book of Genesis. Her teaching position was part-time, which gave her freedom to serve several church communities. She has held interim positions at St. John's in McLean, Christ Church Georgetown, and Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna.
Tracey's first career was as a regulatory economist and business analyst in the telecommunications industry. In addition to a Master of Divinity degree, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the George Washington University and a Master of Arts degree in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Tracey and her family live in Vienna, Virginia. Her interests include digital photography and "old stuff" (she has professional certificate in Historic Preservation): old buildings, graveyards, Civil War sites, and, in particular, old churches. Tracey looks forward to learning from the liturgical and community life of the St. Francis Great Falls congregation.