Jon and Traci Fredricks, a couple of Iowans, met in high school when Traci was a sophomore and Jon was a freshman. They married in August of 1990, nearly 33 years ago. They have four children: Mary, Hudson, Maggie and Charlie, plus one granddaughter, Aria, born 17 months ago. After moving to Tacoma in the early 90s (EXTREMELY reluctantly, if you ask Traci) the Lord began to plant this idea in their hearts, not just of full-time ministry, but one day starting their own church. A meeting with a small group of young adults in a Central Tacoma living room in early 2001 (several of whom are still in our community to this day) transformed their dream into the reality that is Discovery Community Church. Their first service was in April that year, on Easter Sunday, the day before Charlie was born! This past Easter Sunday marks 22 years of continuous ministry. The location has changed, but the mission and vision remains the same: A multiplying mosaic movement strategically reaching Tacoma and beyond with the love of Christ for His people.
Aria with her grandparents. But, which one of them is her favorite? Who’s to say? (I am. It’s Traci.)