Bishop Tracy S. Malone of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church will deliver the 2018 commencement address at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. May 26 in Dickinson Courtyard on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware. Guests are welcome, and tickets are not required.
Malone, who was assigned to the East Ohio Conference in 2016, is president of the denomination’s General Commission on the Status and Role of Women and a member of the board of directors of the Connectional Table. MTSO is one of a number of United Methodist-affiliated colleges and seminaries she serves as a trustee.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Central College, a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.
Garrett presented her with its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also has received North Central’s Outstanding Alumni Award and the Chicago Black Methodists for Church Renewal Distinguished Leadership Award.
“Bishop Malone is a courageous and faithful leader and a compelling preacher,” said President Jay Rundell. “I know her commencement address will inspire and challenge us all.”
MTSO will award master’s degrees in divinity, counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, as well as Doctor of Ministry degrees, at the May 26 ceremony.
Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree. Learn more at www.mtso.edu.
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Danny Russell, communications director