Lainey joined the Washington Street staff in a full-time capacity in May of 2017, after having the role of Communication Intern for a year. She graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Art History in April of 2017. She is responsible for the management and content creation of all of our social media platforms and website, as well as the various sources of print communication we employ. She also works to maintain relationships with surrounding downtown Columbia churches and organizations.
Lainey has grown up in the United Methodist Church where her grandfather, the late Reverend William Charles Reid, was an ordained minister. Her step-grandfather, the Reverend George Strait, also serves as a retired clergy member in the South Carolina Conference. Lainey enjoys being actively involved with the Youth Ministry of her home church, as well as spending time with her friends and family.