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Youngstown District

Rev. Dr. Wesley I Reid

Youngstown District

Rev. Wesley I. Reid, Presiding Elder

Reverend Wesley I. Reid was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to the late Reverend and Mrs. RobertH. Reid Sr. His elementary and secondary education was received in the Public School Systems ofKentucky and Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilberforce University(Wilberforce, Ohio), and his Masters of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta, Georgia). He has done post graduate studies in the Vanderbilt School of Theology (Nashville, Tennessee), and the United Theological Seminary (Dayton, Ohio). He is presently aDoctorate of Ministries candidate at the Ashland Seminary (Ashland, Ohio). Reverend Wesley I. Reid has served as the pastor of congregations in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Fayetteville, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky and Cleveland, Ohio. He retired in 2019 from Lee Memorial A.M.E. Church in Cleveland, Ohio after 42 years of committed pastoral service.In November 2019, Bishop Frank Madison Reid III, theBishop of the Third Episcopal District appointed him to serve as the Presiding Elder of the Youngstown District. The Youngstown District is composed of 21 congregations spanning from Cleveland, Ohio to Wellsville, Ohio on the West Virginian borderline. He distinguished himself in all of these pastorates by increasing memberships, building parsonages, renovating church buildings, and building the new Lee Memorial Worship Center and Administrative Wing. He has established Head Start Programs, Youth Nutritional Programming, Community Feeding Programs, and Retired Seniors Volunteering Programs, and a host of other community projects and programs. He has served on and currently serving on many community boards. Among them are the Neighborhood Centers Board, YMCA Board, P.E.A.C.E. Taskforce, Kathryn Tyler Board, and the United Way Allocations Panel. ReverendWesley I. Reid also is actively involved in the religious community, by serving on many of its committees and board. He has served on the Compilation Committee, the Revisions Committee, and the General board of the A.M.E. Church, as well as theRace and Justice Commission of the Consultation of Church Union. Currently he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the 32°Mason, and theNAACP. Wesley I. Reid is married to the former Kathleen M. Starling, and is the father of two children, Kevin D. Reid (deceased) and Tameaka Reid Sims (Micah). He is the grandfather of two, Joshua and Reiley Marie


Elder Wesley I. Reid, Presiding Elder

Youngstown District

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