Bishop Tracy S. Malone is appointing the Rev. Edgar Brady to the East Ohio Conference Cabinet. He will serve as superintendent of the Western Reserve District.
“Rev. Edgar Brady has demonstrated effective leadership in the local church, the community, the annual conference, and the general church.
His gifts, relational skills, and ministry experiences will enhance the work of the Cabinet and will be a gift to the Western Reserve District,” Malone said.
Brady is in his eleventh year serving as lead pastor of Twinsburg Faith UMC (North Coast District).
“I am overjoyed and honored to serve the churches of the Western Reserve District and to assist the district to bear fruit that lasts,” he said of his appointment to the Cabinet.
Brady began his ministry in Tennessee in 1985, where he served one year in Springfield and then three years as pastor of Bethel UMC in Memphis. In 1989 he transferred to the Kentucky Conference, serving Coke UMC for two years before serving 10 years as lead pastor of Wesley UMC in Lexington. While serving in the Kentucky Conference, Brady was active in Conference and Jurisdiction leadership, twice being elected a delegate to Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference (1996, 2000).
Brady transferred to the East Ohio Conference in July 2001 and was appointed pastor of Mt. Pleasant UMC (North Coast District) in Cleveland, where he served until his appointment to Twinsburg Faith UMC in 2008. He currently is chair of the East Ohio Conference Commission on Religion and Race and is a member of the Conference Leadership Committee.
In his appointment to the Cabinet he will succeed as Western Reserve District Superintendent the Rev. Sondra Snode, who is being appointed lead pastor of Mentor UMC. Both appointments are effective July 1.
Brady earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Mississippi Valley State University and a Master of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.
He and his wife Bertha are the proud parents of two adult children and say their two grandsons are “the joy of our lives.”