Reed is more or less a local, having grown up in East Multnomah County where he now lives with Erin, his wife, and their two children, Jackson and Abigail. The best times in his life seem to correlate with those moments he's with his family as they play games, travel, or even as he coaches one of the teams that the kids might be on. That said it's also a great joy to sneak away just with Erin.
Prior to beginning work as a visiting associate professor at Concordia, he focused his professional efforts in two spheres, simultaneously. In the first, he served as a pastor of a local church for 13 years, beginning in 1998. This role afforded him the opportunity for frontline, hands on work with diverse groups of people experiencing equally diverse joys and sorrows. The community of faith he was honored to lead worked very hard to create relationships with those who are under-resourced in the world, both locally and globally. On the global side, he has partnered with a severely under-resourced community in Swaziland, Africa since 1996. More locally, his church has a monthly rhythm of service focused on providing support to the under-resourced in East County. In the other sphere, he was a founding partner of Pacific Research and Evaluation, an organizational assessment and program evaluation firm that has served many non-profit entities and government agencies since opening for business in 1998. With offices in Portland, Atlanta, and Washington D.C., the consulting work he helps oversee assists organizations in making the difference they desire with greater efficiency and impact.
His interests in psychology flow out of his professional history as well as his training as a clinical psychologist. As such he enjoys diving into various topics in the field, including psychological and neuropsychological assessment, psychopathology, psychotherapy and psychotherapy outcome research, organizational assessment, program evaluation, and community psychology, as well as studies in the psychology of religion and positive psychology.