From the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church
Washington, D.C. – The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church announced today that Richard (Rick) Reinhard has joined the staff as the Acting Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, he will oversee the operations of the communication, finance and administration. Reinhard comes to Church and Society as a dedicated United Methodist with a wealth of leadership experience and a passion for working with people and organizations to improve citizen engagement and public life.
Mr. Reinhard has very strong administrative, organizational and communications skills. As the former Deputy Executive Director of the Downtown DC Business Improvement District in Washington, DC, Reinhard strategically managed major public-private partnerships to improve the infrastructure of the city and used innovative and creative strategies to effectively engage citizen participation Prior to this role, Reinhard was the Managing Director of Urban Development and Infrastructure Finance of the Urban Land Institute. He has served as Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief of Staff in three agencies. He is an active United Methodist with strong recommendations from pastors in Baltimore-Washington and Alabama-West Florida. He is also a recent Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
“Throughout his varied career, Rick has made it a priority to elevate the voices of all people,” stated the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society. “Whether it was working to revitalize cities in Northern Ireland or implementing a street ambassador project with the homeless population in Washington, D.C., Rick has demonstrated a deep commitment to working for justice for all people, and we are pleased to welcome him to our staff.”
Church and Society is one of four international general program boards of The United Methodist Church. The board’s primary areas of ministry are advocacy, organizing and education and leadership formation. It has offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City.