Tracy Y. Browning
She is the first Black woman to serve in one of the Church’s general presidencies. “I am a daughter of God, one of his Black daughters, and because I’m Black, I’ve had very specific cultural experiences that influence my perspective, my leadership and my faith,” Sister Browning said. “I know that is complementary in His kingdom. I’ve learned that as I join the notes and chords of my particular life experiences with the other members of the Church, who bring their own unique compositions, we create harmony. We harmonize because we’re focused in the same direction. There will always be a richness to our harmony because we aren’t all singing the same note. But we are all singing songs of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He needs all His children to join His choir and lift our voices in unity.”
Sister Browning has served on the Relief Society general advisory council since 2018. She was born in New Rochelle, New York, on October 9, 1976, but spent a good portion of her childhood on the island of Jamaica in the West Indies, the birthplace of her mother and father. She was baptized at the age of 16. She studied at St. John’s University and has spent 15 years working in the financial services industry at Morgan Stanley before joining Church employment in 2015. Sister Browning currently works as a client service director in the Church’s Publishing Services Department.
She and her husband, Brady D. Browning, are the parents of a daughter and son.