Reed is a second-year seminarian at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, focused on arts integration and disability theology. The theology of weaving and textile craft is intimately connected to a reclamation of queer domesticity, and functional beauty. Their arts practice includes weaving, ceramics, knitting and other textile work, with a background in theater. They completed their BA at NYU Abu Dhabi, with a background in interfaith work and LGBTQIA+ activism. Reed's artistic practice centers on the intersections of ritual, healing, and artistic practice as an embodiment of their call to the visceral elements of bread and wine and ashes and oil and water. Reed is white, queer, nonbinary, with a lived experience of mental illness and the grace of the cross. Last year Reed attended the Theopoetics Conference as part of the Emerging Leaders Fellowship cohort.