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Stephen Cady



Phone: 817-257-7575


Rev. Dr. Cady is President of Brite Divinity School. Dr. Cady joined Brite in March 2024.

Dr. Cady previously served as the Senior Minister of Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester, NY. The congregation, known for social justice, anti-poverty efforts, and LGBTQ advocacy, flourished during Cady’s tenure. During his tenure, the congregation increased worshipping attendance, grew its endowment from $6 million to over $10 million while reducing the annual endowment draw, and completed the largest capital campaign in its history, raising more than $8 million, to renovate, expand, and transform a historic building into a fully accessible Community Outreach Center that offers meals, showers, laundry, haircare, clothing, and healthcare to the most vulnerable of the community.

Dr. Cady earned his Doctor of Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Ohio Wesleyan University.


  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

  • M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

  • B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University.