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'When Your Scars Become Your Song'

Life comes with its share of drama and trauma.  Often these traumatic moments & seasons leave scars that the world encurages us to keep hidden.  The Bible reminds us that scars must be part of our testimony because healing from trauma confirms the uncompromised investment & ever-presence God in and through the storm.

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Their story... 'servants hearts with healing hands...'

The story of Pastor and Sister Tracey is affirmation that God is an invested micromanager who orders steps and aligns lives.  

Our 'first-couple' met during medical school in 1993 while attending the Student National Medical Association convention in Oakland, CA.  At the time, Pastor Chris was attending the University of Maryland (Baltimore) and Tracey was at Temple University (Philadelphia).  Their relationship blossomed into what they both called their 'I-95 romance' and in 1995, while still enrolled in medical school, the two married and began their family.

After a health policy fellowship in Baltimore, Pastor Chris completed an emergency medicine residency at Howard University while Dr. Tracey completed residency training in Family Medicine and additional fellowship training in women's health & faculty development at the University of Maryland.   During this time, both became committed to academic medicine, medical education, clinical excellence, health disparities and community advocacy.  Despite the rigors of residency training, both their faith and family continued to grow.  Both served as Chief Residents.  In addition to her fellowship training,  Dr. Tracey's professional interests expanded to include health equity, diversity & inclusion.

Dr. Tracey is currently the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Health System.  Additionally she served as the President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (2019-20).  She was awarded the 2019 Physician of the Year Award by the Gateway Medical Society for her tireless work serving others and educating the next generation of physicians.

Pastor Chris is a licensed emergency medicine physician, while also working as a sports concussion specialist and team doctor for the US Soccer Federation working with the U14-18 boys' and girls' National Teams.  Recently he became a Founding Medical Partner of Doctorpedia, a global technology company committed to providing people around the world with high quality health care information.  He is currently the Chief Medical Officer and National Medical Director for SMART® Health & Wellness, an innovative model for comprehensive school-based health and wellness.

In July 2001, after residency, the growing family re-located to Dr. Tracey's hometown of Pittsburgh, PA and shortly thereafter, Pastor Chris was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan is support of Operation Enduring Freedom, as a Critical Care Air Transport Physician (CCATT) with the US Air Force.   Sister Tracey credits the support of her parents, extended and church family as sources of strength and encouragement during this challenging season.

Team Conti understands that their marriage is a ministry, with God at the center, and His Word as its compass.  Together they continue to incorporate their skills as physicians into their lives as Kingdom leaders.  It is quite possible that there is not another 'first family' in the United States composed of a two-physician couple, and Team Conti is humbled to have been gifted with the opportunity to serve, minister and facilitate healing.

They remain committed to the Word and passionate about the calling to serve His people and lead His local church, and as their family has grown to 7 children, so to has their ministry of health and wellness.  They have created FAITHWorks Wellness Group, LLC, in an effort to bridge the gap between medical science and the wisdom contained within the Word of God.  

During this pandemic season, God not only called them both to the frontlines as skilled clinicians, but He has used them to minister, encourage, educate and empower ministry colleagues, individuals and families by providing both faith and evidence-based truth about the pandemic.  Most recently, Drs. Conti have written 'Preparing For The New Normal:  A Guidebook for Churches In Managing The Post-COVID Christian Church' and have appeared in dozens of community-based print and video media broadcasts regarding COVID-19 health, safety, transmission reduction, treatment and vaccination awareness.

 Both members of Team Conti welcome opportunities to share the empowering awesomeness of God's Word and if you or your ministry might be interested in inviting one our both Drs. Conti to an event centered around faith, health, wellness or marriage, please connect with Pastor Conti directly.
Reverend Christopher T. Conti, MD
Tracey D. Conti, MD