Edward Bailey

The Rev. D. Edward Bailey

Executive Director

Edward Bailey joined the United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania in 2013. He provides strategic leadership for the Foundation’s programs, services, and ministry. Ed is passionate about the local church and promoting best practices in Christian Stewardship.

Ed, an ordained Elder in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference, is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College and has a Master of Divinity degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He holds membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the National Association of Gift Planners. He is also a member of the National Association of United Methodist Foundations and serves on its Management Team by leading the Investment Focus Area. He is a past Vice-Chair of the Western PA Annual Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits, and was previously a Distribution Committee Member of the Carolyn Knox Memorial Trust, a fund that distributed nearly a half million dollars in grants annually. Ed is an active member in the Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, and a Black Belt in the World Tang Soo Do Association.

Prior to joining the UM Foundation, Ed was a pastor in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference for more than two decades. Ed and his wife Tabitha have been married 26 years, have four children, and reside in Economy Borough, Beaver County, which is about 22 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.