Deacon David Reed is an only child who, thanks his father's military career, lived in many locations both in the United States and the Far East. By the time he came to study computer science at Texas A&M, he had changed schools an average of once a year.
After college, he managed several retail businesses before returning to computer science. He currently works as a network administrator for Texas A&M.
Along the way, he discovered the Catholic Church, St. Mary's Catholic Center, and, most importantly, his wife Monique. He entered the Church through the RCIA program at St. Mary's in 1993, was married in 1994, and was ordained to the diaconate in 2000 by Bishop John McCarthy and assigned to minister at St. Mary's.
He has worked with many different organizations and ministries at St. Mary's over the years including the Liturgical Commission, International Commission, Aggie Catholic Apologetics Team (Aggie CAT), Aggie Awakening, Sacramental Preparations for Infant Baptism and Marriage and has taught classes on a variety of subjects for RCIA and other programs.
Outside of the parish, he and Monique have been involved in ministering to inmates in the Brazos County Jail for over twenty years. He has served on the Diocesan Continuing Education Committee for the Diaconate (including two years as the chair) and as Vice-Chair of the Restorative Justice Ministry of Brazos County (an ecumenical group that coordinates religious volunteers and services in the jails of the Brazos County).
His hobbies include photography, board games, reading, history (especially the history of the Church), travel, and cooking.
St. Mary's is an exciting place to be assigned and Deacon David loves being able to minister to the Aggies, their families, and the local community.