INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Bishop Mike Coyner has announced the appointment of the Rev. LeKisha Reed to the staff of the New York City-based United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, effective May 1. She now serves as Executive Secretary of Networks and Constituencies for the Mission and Evangelism Unit.

She will continue her status as a clergy member of the Indiana Conference in Extension Ministries.

Upon the announcement of her new appointment, Coyner said: “Lekisha has played an important role in developing the mission and social advocacy policies and networks as we formed the new Indiana Conference. She will be missed here, but this new opportunity will allow her to expand her work in the global mission of our United Methodist Church.”

Reed plans to return to Indianapolis for the Indiana Annual Conference Session in June.

Plans are underway to hire a part-time Associate Director for Mission and Advocacy and another part-time Associate Director to work with the Disaster Response Team to recruit and train new disaster response volunteers.