<p> An estimated 122 million Americans celebrated St. Patrick's Day this year, according to The National Retail Federation — mostly be wearing green and going to parties. St. David's Episcopal Church in Spokane celebrated too, but not with Irish food and booze.</p> <p> Read article <a href="/faith/clergy-and-congregations/worshipping-the-celtic-way">here</a>.</p>
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.