Tracy Jamison was ordained a permanent deacon by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati in April of 2010. The son of an Evangelical minister in the Campbellite tradition, Tracy majored in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Cincinnati Christian University. At this institution he met his future bride, Joyce, and they entered the covenant of Christian marriage in 1988. Through the study of philosophy and the writings of the Early Church Fathers, Tracy was received into the full communion of the Catholic Church in 1992. In 1999, Tracy completed the doctoral program in Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati. He also began to study the mystical theology of St John of the Cross and made his definitive profession as a Secular Carmelite of the Teresian Reform in 2002. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Thomas More College and an Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy at the Athenaeum of Ohio. Tracy and Joyce are blessed to be the proud parents of a beautiful daughter, Charity.