Reed, 23, graduated from Nolan Catholic High School, where he was in the jazz, marching and concert bands, as well as the choir. He was also involved in musical theater and served as a Kairos leader. Reed later attended St. Joseph Seminary College and completed a degree in philosophy from Holy Apostles College & Seminary in May 2022. His pastimes include singing, hiking, rock climbing, and playing guitar, bass guitar and drums. He also enjoys deep conversations.