North Central College - Naperville, IL

Tracy Smith Malone '90

Religious studies alumnae

“I was mentored in my home church by my dad the late Reverend Willie Smith, who is also a North Central alumnus, and many lay persons, and I came to college fully ready to pursue ministry and fulfill my calling. People like North Central’s campus chaplain were very supportive and helped to provide opportunities and life-changing experiences that strengthened my journey toward ordination.”

Tracy Smith Malone graduated from North Central in 1990, from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree and from United Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, she is senior pastor of Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton, IL, a member of the board of directors for the General Board of Church and Society, a member of the 2008 delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conferences and received the Distinguished Leadership Award by the Chicago Black Methodists for Church Renewal. She is married to Derrick Malone, class of 1993. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Alexis and Ashley.