Get to know shane

Shane Tracy is a worship leader and songwriter living in the Heartland state of Indiana. His roots go deep in the soil of corporate worship. He was born and raised in New England in a home culture rich with a love for Jesus and musicianship; expressing love to Jesus through the vehicle of music was an integral part of family life growing up. So it came as no surprise that he picked up an instrument or two at a very young age.

He spent countless hours of his childhood in revival services, family sing-alongs, or just plain jamming with his siblings and parents. Shane spent most of his childhood sitting on the front pew of his parents' church, either strumming on a guitar or slapping a djembe. Later on when he was in 7th grade, he was asked to be a part playing and planning the music for chapel services at the private school he attended. Reluctantly he agreed, and it was from that point on that Shane would come to love the journey of worship leadership.

As a Junior in high school, Shane was not sure about which direction he would take in life, let alone his plan for college. Then one day, as he finished a poem for an English class assignment, he realized how much enjoyment creative writing brought. Proud of his work, he shared it with his mom, and she, along with his English teacher, adamantly encouraged him in his new-found gift for writing. Excited for some direction in his life, he went on to double major in Journalism and Creative Writing at (then) Asbury College. It was in this study of Creative Writing that Shane found joy, passion, and excitement driving him.

Meanwhile, throughout the years, Shane was involved in leading worship for many different organizations and churches, both as a volunteer and eventually as a staffed worship leader. After college and some time leading worship vocationally, he ventured out to combine his two passions: worship leading and songwriting. As he began writing songs for the Lord, it hit his heart like a double whammy of purpose over his life. He found an expression come alive in his heart, one that combined his intimate friendship with Jesus and his enjoyment for writing songs. Eventually he got up the courage to introduce some of those songs for corporate worship where he was leading.

And that is the journey you see him on right now.

Shane is on this journey with his amazing wife/best-friend, Jodi, their 5 kiddos, and one tiny Dachshund friend named Chauncey.