Bishop Tracy S. Malone

Bishop Tracy S. Malone has served the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church since September 1, 2016. As resident bishop, she provides spiritual oversight; shares in equipping, teaching, and encouraging mission, outreach, witness, and service; and serves as a shepherd of the church in providing a prophetic witness of justice, mercy, and unity.

Malone serves on the Boards of Trustees at the United Methodist-affiliated colleges, seminaries, and organizations in East Ohio. She also is currently the president of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, the president of the Council of Bishops, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Africa University.

During her ministry, she has pastored several churches in the Northern Illinois Conference, been a delegate to four General and Jurisdictional Conferences, served as a district superintendent, and been dean of the Cabinet. She has written chapters for several books, published articles, blogs and book reviews, and taught courses as an adjunct professor at Aurora University and at Northern Baptist Seminary in Lombard, Illinois.

Malone has a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Sociology, with a minor in Computer Science, from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.