Dr. Will Reed


Who I Am

281-487-8787 ext. 3006

Will Reed is a United Methodist Minister with extensive experience in nonprofit and church administration as well as experience in community outreach. Prior to being
appointed to First Church, Pasadena, he served as the pastor of the Servants of Christ United Methodist Parish in Southeast Houston, a church with two campuses and extensive outreach ministry relationships with multiple nonprofits and community partners.

Dr. Reed has a B.A. from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. In addition, he has extensive training in pastoral counseling with a Certificate from the Krist Samaritan Center where he has served as a pastoral counselor and as Director of Development. While serving as a pastoral counselor he was a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. In addition to Servants of Christ, he has served at a variety of churches in the region including serving as the Associate Pastor at Memorial Drive, Houston, the founding pastor of Christ Church, Sugar Land, and also as the pastor of the Deer Park UMC. He is author of several journal articles on pastoral effectiveness and community technology and also writes an occasional blog entry. Someday he hopes to write a book on the role of pastors and churches serving at-risk communities.

Will is married to Karen, a transplant from North Carolina. Between them they have three adult children. Keri is married to Bryan and lives in Riverside, California. Adam owns his own executive search firm in Houston and Amanda, Will’s daughter, works in customer service at a small company in west Houston. For fun, Will enjoys walking with Doree, their Yorkie, reading, kayaking, or exploring the family ranch and working farm near Salado, Texas. Karen is a retired elementary school teacher and now works part-time in a boutique in League City. Karen and Will are excited to be a part of the many new ministry possibilities at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena. The church and the city remind him of growing up in the close knit community of Lake Jackson, Texas and being nurtured in the faith at First UMC, Lake Jackson.