DGE 5500 Kirk Reed

Club: Catalina [Tucson]


Kirk Reed is a third-generation Rotarian. His grandfather was a Rotary charter member in 1922. His father served as District Governor in the Atlanta area. His mother (at age 95) is still an active member and executive secretary of the 300-member Rotary Club of Columbus, Georgia.

Kirk has been a Rotarian since 1991: 20 years in Illinois (president of two clubs and assistant governor) and 5 years in Arizona (president of the Rotary Club of Catalina [Tucson]).

In his professional life he was pastor of United Methodist congregations in the Chicago area for 37 years, most recently at Trinity UMC in the northern suburb of Wilmette, Illinois, the church featured in the Hollywood movie Home Alone. He also enjoyed teaching at the United Methodist seminary in Evanston.

He is a U.S. Army veteran, an avid cyclist, a passionate supporter of the University of Arizona Wildcats, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs baseball fan. With a fellow Rotarian Kirk has visited 29 of the 30 major league baseball parks.

In District 5500 he serves as Chair of the Endowment Committee. A member of the Bequest Society (Level 4) and the Paul Harris Society, he is deeply committed to The Rotary Foundation. In the 2015 Ride to End Polio, Kirk rode his not-so-fast bicycle 104 miles.

He and his wife Susan have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, living in Eugene, Mission Viejo, and Tucson.

PREP Training Schedule

Six regional Pre-PETS sessions will be scheduled by DGE Kirk Reed and Assistant Governors

The DGE with regional AG’s will meet with Presidents Elect during the months of November, December, and January