Rev. Dr. Tracey Dawson was ordained by the United Church of Christ in 2010 as a Minister of Word and Sacrament. A Denver native, she makes her home in Parker with her husband of 22 years, Chris, and their dog, Kona. Pastor Tracey and Chris have family living here in the Denver area --two sisters of Tracey's, Dana and Dawn, and a brother-in-law, Spencer. Most of their extended family lives in Southern California, including six grandchildren. Tracey serves UCC Parker Hilltop as its full-time, called Pastor.
She recently retired from a long career as a criminal court judge and attorney. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University, and a Masters of Divinity from Denver's Iliff School of Theology.
Pastor Tracey is a progressive Christian who is open and affirming of all persons, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and personal capacities. She preaches, teaches, and leads the congregation from a theology of God’s boundless and unconditional love for the whole of creation. For her, Jesus exemplified what it means to be living in God's own image, demonstrating and calling us to extend compassion, acceptance, empathy, and service to all peoples, with the strength, help, and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
She believes that the Bible, our most sacred text, should not be read literally, but always with an eye, ear, and heart to learning what it has to say to us today so that we may better understand God and more fully practice our Christian faith.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR, TRACEY DAWSON:
It is my privilege to welcome you to the UCC Parker Hilltop family. You will find your worship experience here to be invigorating and welcoming, grounded in Congregational tradition, yet creative in its new-century message and medium. All persons are welcome here; we want you to come as you are, with your questions and with your history. We have opportunities at UCCPH for you to participate in all aspects of church life: worship, missions, education, and community outreach.
Call or email me and I will be happy to personally welcome you and answer your questions. In the meantime, surf this site and then join us next Sunday morning at 10 am. Be prepared to be changed; be happy to feel God's love for you and those dear to you. We are lively; we are progressive; we are open and affirming and accessible; and we look forward to meeting you.
Phone; 303-841-2808 or 303-725-1494