Bishop Tracy S. Malone was assigned to the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist September, 2016. She has a Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, where she was selected as a Crusade Scholar, Maceo D. Pembroke Scholar and a Bishop Edsel A. Ammons Scholar. Malone earned a Doctorate of Ministry and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. In May, 2018 she delivered the commencement address to UTS graduates proclaiming “Meaningful ministry and transformational leadership is more than what you do, it’s how you do it — with humility, compassion and courage.” Her doctoral dissertation was
entitled Evangelism: Reestablishing a Historical Understanding of Mission and Developing a Ministry that Partners Witness and Social Action. Bishop Malone is the Bible Study Leader at the Conference and will be speaking Friday, October 26th at 8 a.m.
Bishop Julius Trimble, Indiana Annual Conference Episcopal Leader
Bishop Julius Trimble is the episcopal leader of the Indiana Annual Conference and Chair of the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee. Bishop Julius C. Trimble was assigned in 2016 to the Indiana Episcopal Area of The UMC after serving 8 years in the Iowa Annual Conference. Trimble is a graduate of Illinois State University, earned his Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. During the December 2017 Advent Commencement of United Theological Seminary (UTS) in Dayton, Ohio, Trimble delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. UTS noted his engagement in faith-based work to address social justice issues, as well as his work of advocacy for the United Methodist Global Health Initiative, especially in the efforts, make the world malaria and AIDS -free. Bishop Trimble will be preaching at the closing worship service Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 p.m.
The Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference is sponsored by the UMC Global AIDS Committee in partnership with the Council of Bishops, Division on Ministries with Young People (General Board of Discipleship), General Board of Church & Society, General Board of Global Ministries, General Commission on Communication, Rocky Mountain Annual Conference and United Methodist Women
Co-Sponsors: Center for Health and Hope, Christian Theological Seminary, Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area, East Ohio Annual Conference, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, HIV & AIDS Ministry (ELCA), Garrett-Evangelical Theological School, Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference, Indiana Annual Conference, Indiana University Health, Iowa Annual Conference, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Michigan Area Annual Conference, Northern Illinois Annual Conference, RESULTS, United Theological Seminary, University of Indianapolis, West Ohio Annual Conference, Wisconsin Annual Conference