The Bethany Seminary community was deeply saddened this week to hear of the passing of an alumna, fellow staff member, and good friend, Tracy A. Primozich. We share in the grief of many throughout the denomination who knew Tracy and will miss her.
Tracy entered Bethany Seminary as a student in 2007 and earned her masters of divinity degree in 2010, with emphases in peace studies and youth ministry. In 2011 she was called to be the director of admissions for Bethany and began her employment that October. She traveled the country, sharing news of the Seminary’s good work and seeking individuals called to deeper conversations of faith, learning, and exploration. A highlight during her tenure was her ordination in the Church of the Brethren, with the service held in Bethany’s Nicarry Chapel. Her Seminary employment concluded at the end of July 2015 due to ongoing health issues.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of a colleague and good friend,” said Jeff Carter, president of Bethany. “I was fortunate to have worked with Tracy and witnessed her love for the Seminary and deep care for others. Her creative spirit, inviting sense of humor, and deep thinking will be missed. We as a community offer our prayers to Tracy’s husband, Tony, and their extended family.”
On Tuesday, October 20, a service to remember and celebrate Tracy was held at the Happy Corner Church of the Brethren in Clayton, Ohio, which Tracy and Tony attended.
“As a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren, I am excited about the opportunity to implement experiences and develop relationships with persons who wish to engage in the exploration of their faith through ministry rooted in this distinctive tradition.”
— Tracy Primozich