Southeastern Jurisdiction Mourns the Death of SEJ Conference Secretary, Rev. Dr. Brad Brady

February 08, 2022
The Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church mourns the death of SEJ Conference Secretary and retired South Georgia Conference clergyperson Rev. Dr. Brad Brady.

Dr. Brady was a pillar of SEJ Methodism and a trusted and gifted leader known and respected throughout our Jurisdiction.

“I knew Dr. Brady as a wise and dedicated servant leader,” said Bishop David Graves, episcopal leader of the South Georgia and Alabama-West Florida Annual Conferences. “He loved the Lord, loved people, and loved The United Methodist Church.”

Brady was named SEJ Conference Secretary in August 2021 effective September 1, 2021, for the second time in his career. In 2008, he was elected to serve as the 2009-2012 Jurisdictional Conference Secretary, with primary responsibilities being the planning and implementation of the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference Session. He offered assistance during the 2016 session and the 2021 virtual SEJ Conference session.

“Brad Brady was my mentor as a Director of Connectional Ministries and, beginning in 2012, as SEJ Conference Secretary. His leadership skills were widely known throughout SEJ, and I could not have had a better mentor and instructor,” said Anne Travis, former SEJ Conference Secretary. “His organizational skills as jurisdictional secretary set an example for all conference secretaries, as well. I will miss him tremendously, both personally and in the life of our beloved UMC.”

In addition to serving in the Jurisdiction, he was a delegate to multiple General and Jurisdictional Conferences, and held leadership roles on a number of denominational-level boards and committees.

Dr. Brady died on February 7, 2022. Find the obituary, including funeral arrangements, at The whole of our Jurisdiction mourns this loss.

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