Canon Lee Anne Reat serves as Canon for Formation and Social Justice Ministries. She joined the bishop’s staff in 2018 after serving as vicar of St. John’s, Columbus. Ordained ministry experiences include work with marginalized populations, community organizing, using Asset Based Community Development, mentoring lay preachers and diaconal formation. Prior to ordination Canon Reat taught Early Childhood Education and directed an education policy organization.

Canon Reat is the bishop’s liaison for:

  • Licensed Lay Ministries
    • Lay Worship Leaders
    • Lay Preachers
    • Lay Eucharistic Ministers
    • Lay Eucharistic Visitors
  • Education for Ministry (EfM)
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Safe Church Training
  • Clergy Days
  • Professional Development Grants
  • Faith in Life Grants
  • Fresh Start for clergy in new cures
  • Diocesan Learning Portal (
  • Global Mission initiatives
  • Social Justice Ministries, Education, and Advocacy