Farewell to Pastor Marlon & First Lady Valerie Reid |LRC NEWS
We are saddened to announce that Marlon Reid, Pastor of the Hyde Park SDA Church and his wife Valerie, Under-treasurer of the Lake Region Conference have accepted a call to the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Pastor & First-lady Reid has been called to pastor the Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nashville TN. They will be installed Sabbath December 1st 2018. Both Pastor Reid and Valerie have been life long members of the Lake Region Conference.
Pastor Reid has served as a Pastor in the Lake Region Conference for almost 16 years. He began his ministry interning at the Hyde Park Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chicago, IL as a youth pastor. He went on to be hired full time and has served as Pastor to the Marion Ephesus and Fort Wayne Body of Christ; South Bend Praise Fellowship; Chicago’s Beacon of Joy and Altgeld Gardens; Gary Brunswick; Chicago Straford Memorial and finally at the Hyde Park SDA Church.
First Lady Valerie started working for the Lake Region Conference in February of 2001. She served in many roles. First, as an Accounting Clerk; then Junior Accountant; Conference Auditor; Loss Control Director and Associate Treasurer. Her favorite role however, was volunteering each year to serve as event coordinator for the conference office staff. Valerie received her MBA in September of 2017 and in her final role, served as the conference’s Under-treasurer.
She became First Lady Reid when her and Marlon wed in 2006. To that union the Lord has blessed them with three handsome boys, Luke, Landon and Logan. Although we are sad to see them leave the only conference they have known, we count them as missionaries that will go into new territory equipped with the love and support they received while they were with us. May God continue to bless the Reid family in life and ministry.