For over 10 years now Isaac Reed has worked with politicians, religious leaders and communities to bring about unity and share a message of hope. Isaac Reed completed his Masters in Divinity from Trinity Institute in 2009 and continued to receive his Doctorate in Theology from Holy Wisdom Interfaith Seminary in 2011. He is was an ordained Independent Catholic priest/bishop until his leaving Catholicism 2020 for non-denominational ministry.
Starting in 2008 - 2009 Isaac Reed began working with various Ohio State Representatives from both the Democrat and Republican parties. His work led him to helping them with questions of faith on bills of equality in the state of Ohio. During this process he was invited to help give faith guidance for then Ohio Senate President Bill Harris.
In 2009 Isaac was invited to participate and took part in the H1N1 Pandemic Interfaith conference call for the Obama administration. There he was given the opportunity, as a faith leader, to speak directly with the 3 scientist working on a vaccine, ask them questions and discuss how he could help slow the pandemic in his community.
Isaac went to work with former Ohio Governor Strickland on a range of topics from Opioid/drug crisis, H1N1 pandemic, equality and faith concerns.
In 2010, Isaac was again invited to participate with the Obama administration with regards to the Affordable Care Act. He was in a select group of faith leaders who were granted access to the bill prior to it being debated on the house. In the phone conversation facilitated by Rev. Joshua DuBois Director of White House Faith-Based Office), Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (Health and Human Services), and Secretary Janet Napolitano (Homeland Security). Isaac was given the opportunity to voice any concerns, which he did regarding the tax penalty. Although it remained in the bill, the lesson was taught about the give and takes of politics and bill writing. Sadly a few years later Isaac would fall victim to this same penalty.
Today Isaac works full time in the logistics industry as a freight broker. He and his boyfriend, Ryan, have been together over 3 years, living in Hamilton, Ohio.