Bishop-elect Robert P. Reed was born on June 11, 1959 in Boston, MA. He is the son of the late William and Jeanne Reed and Charles Boland and the youngest of five children, William, Richard, Dr. Kenneth and Nancy.
Ordained to the priesthood on July 6, 1985, his first parish assignment was as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden. Other parish assignments include, Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood, Pastor of Saint Matthew Parish in Dorchester, Saint Theresa of Avila Parish in West Roxbury, All Saints Parish in Haverhill and as Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman.
He was educated at Saint John's Preparatory School and he prepared for the priesthood at St. John's Seminary in Brighton and the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
Bishop-elect Reed also holds an advanced degree in Television Management from Boston University's College of Communication.
His work at The CatholicTV Network has included serving as Director of Educational Development, Assistant Director and Director. He is Director of the Radio Apostolate for the Archdiocese and regularly assists at Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish in Newton and St. Bonaventure Parish in Plymouth, MA.
The Bishop-elect is the author of Renewed: Ten Ways to Rediscover the Saints, Embrace Your Gifts and Revive Your Catholic Faith.