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D. Anthony Everett, BS ORM, MDiv, DMin
Ordained Elder, The United Methodist Church
Reverend D. Anthony Everett is a clergyperson with the United Methodist Church, a faith-based nonprofit executive, and a community activist engaged in intersectional social justice centered on the empowerment of marginalized people and communities. His current appointment is lead pastor of Church In The Circle – University Circle United Methodist Church – in Cleveland, Ohio. As an advocate, preacher, and pastor, Reverend Everett has a passion for human rights, issues of social justice, and the intersectionality of those struggles. Reverend Everett's preferred gender pronouns are "he," "him," and "his."
Reverend Everett’s first ministry role was as an assistant pastor at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas under the prophetic, pastoral leadership of civil rights icon Reverend Dr. Zan W. Holmes, Jr. After serving at St. Luke, Reverend Everett served as associate pastor for Minorities at the Wesley Foundation at Southern Methodist University. Later, he served as the youth pastor at Highland Hills and Hamilton Park United Methodist Churches, both in Dallas.
Reverend Everett served as associate director for New Church and Congregational Development with the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church. Reverend Everett’s final pastoral appointment in Kentucky was Wesley United Methodist Church.
As a public servant, Reverend Everett served as Vice-Chair of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. He advocated for sentencing and criminal justice reform legislation, the rights of the LGBTQAI+ community, and the Takeback Cheapside Movement which successfully removed two Confederate statues in Lexington. Reverend Everett has made numerous presentations before church, civic, and collegiate bodies on topics of interest ranging from mass incarceration to civil rights and racial justice.
Prior to ministry, Reverend Everett was an executive with EDS Corporation (now HP Inc.) for 19 years. He currently serves on the executive committee of University Circle Incorporated.
Reverend Everett earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Paul Quinn College, a Master of Divinity degree with Urban Ministry Certification from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University where he serves as a member of the executive board, and graduates with the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary on May 30, 2020. He is a Walker - Cummings Prophetic Preaching and Praxis Fellow. Born in Washington, D.C., Reverend Everett is married to Dr. Angelique Clay Everett, an associate professor at the University of Kentucky School of Music. They are an empty nest blended family with four adult children and one grandchild.