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  Sept. 24, 2019

To all the members of the Diocese of Fort Worth,

On behalf of Kathy, Gracey, and myself, I want to express our deepest heartfelt thanks to all who participated in my Consecration on the Feast of St. Matthew. It took an army of people to pull off this event, and I am grateful for every person who participated, planned, attended or prayed. The presence of the Holy Spirit was powerful, and the liturgy was so moving. I tried hard to absorb every minute of it. In particular I want to thank Bishop Iker, who has walked with me every step of the way and provided such Godly and wise counsel throughout. I am forever indebted to him.

I give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ who has called me to this work. I pray that the Holy Spirit will equip me for this ministry in ways that I cannot even imagine right now. As your Bishop Coadjutor, I am so excited about where God is leading us as a Diocese in the coming years. I truly thank God for His grace and for each of you, and I offer you a reminder from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as I begin this new ministry of Bishop.

Glory to God whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to Him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus forever and ever. (Ephesians 3:20-21)

The Rt. Rev. Ryan S. Reed

Bishop Coadjutor



The Rt. Rev. Ryan S. Reed was consecrated to be Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese in a service Saturday, Sept. 21, at Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth before a congregation of more than 1200 clergy, lay people, and guests.Pictured l-r: Bishop William Wantland, Bishop Jack Iker, Archbishop Foley Beach, Bishop Reed, and Bishop Keith Ackerman.

Service Bulletin for the Consecration (PDF)