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October - "Doing" Mission
- Flooding -- And Gratitude
- Using Our Voices

December - New Insight Into Partnership
- Seminar to US/Mex border
- Being Present
- Making a Difference

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The 2015 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 44

Tracey King-Ortega

Mission co-worker based in Nicaragua  since 2005
Serving as World Mission's regional liaison for Central America
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Tracey will next be in the US and available to speak January - May 2016.  Email her to extend an invitation to visit your congregation or organization.

About Tracey King-Ortega's ministry
In July 2005 Tracey King came under appointment for the third time as a PC(USA) mission worker, this time to serve as regional liaison for Central America. In her new role Tracey helps create better communication between World Mission, mission personnel, partner churches and PC(USA) congregations interested in ministry in Central America. She has a special focus on programs of reconciliation and peacemaking.

Tracey is based in Managua, Nicaragua, but travels frequently throughout all five Central America countries in which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has denominational partners: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

About Tracey King-Ortega
In Tracey’s previous appointment to mission service by the PC(USA) she was seconded to the Council of Evangelical Churches in Nicaragua (CEPAD) in Managua, Nicaragua, from 1999 to 2003. Her work with CEPAD involved helping churches and church people in the United States relate to Nicaraguan churches, mostly by organizing and coordinating travel seminars and study tours. She cultivated the development of long-term, committed relationships of solidarity, accompaniment, friendship and spiritual growth between churches in the United States and churches in Nicaragua.

Tracey helped CEPAD connect with the ministry of SIPAZ, the International Service for Peace, which accompanies divided communities as they work toward peace and reconciliation in Chiapas, Mexico. This work has been important to Tracey since her experience in Chiapas as a participant in the PC(USA)’s Reconciliation and Mission Exchange Program.

During her year with the Reconciliation and Mission Program (1997–1998) Tracey was assigned to Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas, to work with CEDECH, the State Committee for the Defense of Evangelicals in Chiapas. She led delegations, translated documents, and produced bimonthly bulletins and other educational materials.

Tracey’s service in Central America helped her discern a vocation in peacebuilding and reconciliation, so when her term of service ended in June 2003, she entered a master’s degree program in conflict transformation at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, graduating in May 2005 with a concentration in restorative justice.

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. During college Tracey spent six months on a Central America study/service tour through Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico, studying politics, history and sociology. She was president of the Whitworth College chapter of Amnesty International and secretary of the Whitworth College chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Tracey is a lifelong member of St. Peter’s by the Sea Presbyterian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Tracey – December 2
Catherine – February 16