Tracy Hillwig - Editor & Writer   

Tracy helps ensure that Calvary’s written communication is effective and dynamic.  She earned a BA in English from Indiana University.

Fun Facts About Tracy:

Family: Husband (Todd), Children: Jonas and Gideon

Biggest Influences: my husband, Laura & Mike Samide (first mentors), Tonya Stoneman (professional mentor)

Music in my car: Alas, none. I take my own version of talk radio with me--my oldest son reports on his latest superhero exploits and my younger son offers his quirky perspective on whatever subject strikes his fancy.

Favorite Word: As if I could choose just one...

Least Favorite Word: Any c-word deliberately written with a 'k'. Kountry Kitchen, for example, is not cute. It's misspelled.

Sounds and Noises I Love: A hard rain in summer, the hum of a bookstore, the hush of a library

Noises I Hate: Whining voices

Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars IV-VI, superhero movies (Avengers, Spider-Man, etc.), Brit-produced movies of Jane Austen novels 

Favorite Books: Books that changed how I think about faith and so became faves--A Long Obedience (Eugene Peterson), The Jesus I Never Knew (Philip Yancey), and The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis) among many others. Books that changed how I think about writing/storytelling and so became faves--The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup (Susan Orlean), The Professor and the Madman (Simon Winchester), Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card), The Sweet Everlasting (Judson Meechum), and Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin), again, among so many others. Pure pleasure reads--Jane Austen novels, Stephen Lawhead's Robin Hood trilogy, and Sarah Addison Allen's books.

Spare Time: Reading, knitting, hanging with my husband 

Best Invention: Green ink--not as intimidating to clients and students as red, but it gets the point across.

Another profession I'd like to try: Book reviewer

A profession I never want to try: Sales of any kind

Passions: Helping Christian communicators share their message more effectively; ensuring church kids get the basic building blocks of faith into their heads so they can build a solid foundation in their hearts

Biggest Frustrations: Evangelicals who can see nothing of value in the traditional church and vice versa; the egregious fallacy that "scientists" are determined to undermine faith in God 

When I get to heaven, I want to hear God say: It's true what you wrote about Me; I do love you extravagantly. Good word choice, by the way.