The Rev. Dr. Dee Wellington Bright, Sr. was elected and installed the fifth Chairman of LECUSA at its 13th Annual Gathering held in Virginia on April 6th-8th 2018. Baptized and confirmed at Trinity Cathedral, he later became a member of St. Stephen’s Church in Monrovia, from where answered God’s call to sacred ministry and entered Episcopal ordination process. He was ordained 1986 to the Diaconate and advanced to the priesthood in 1987. After serving congregations within Liberia for the first 10 years of his priestly ministry, he was resettled in the United States through the US evacuation operations in 1996 due to the Liberian civil war. He has exercised his priestly ministry for 21 years in the United States in a variety of Episcopal congregations in the states of Texas, Massachusetts and Oklahoma. He is currently the Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Oklahoma. During his ministry in Liberia, he served as Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Buchanan, then on the clergy staff of Trinity Cathedral in Monrovia and finally as principal of B.W. Harris High School. As to his theological education, he holds an undergraduate from Cuttington University, Liberia; Masters for the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX; and Doctorate from Hartford Seminary, CT; with continuing studies from Yale Divinity School.

Fr. Bright comes to the LECUSA’s Chairmanship position with proven years of leadership experience in pastoral and academic administration and skills in operating complex institutional and organizational systems. His people’s skills as an experienced priest make him poised for offering adequately leadership to the diversity of individuals and professionals that comprise the broad spectrum of LECUSA membership.
In assuming the leadership of LECUSA, Fr. Bright has articulated an overall goal of “Advancing the ball” by taking LECUSA to its next level by building on the firm foundation already established by his predecessors. He commits to prioritizing growth of membership and increasing participation, networking and partnership, resource building and creation of innovative programs and projects to benefit LECUSA’s members while generating support for their home diocese of Liberia. Seeking an improved relationship with and strong support for the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia is of top priority of his administration. He insists that, with all hands on deck and with an abiding in God, nothing is impossible!
Fr. Bright and wife, Monyue, are blessed with three children; Dee Jr, Vonti and Tinika.

Photo: During Officers’ Installation

(From Right to left)

The Rev. Dr. Dee Wellington Bright, National Chairman

Mrs. Marie Y. Hayes, National Vice Chairlady

The Rev. Fr. Edward H. Thompson, National Secretary

Mr. John U. Mellish, National Treasurer

Mr. David T. Hanson, National Financial Secretary

The Rev. Dr. Matilda E. G. Dunn, National Parliamentarian


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