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Health facility administrator , Minister

Wylheme Harold Ragland, American Minister, health facility administrator. Ordained deacon United Methodist Church, 1974, elder, 1976. Protestant fellow Rockefeller Foundation, 1973-1975.


Ragland, Wylheme Harold was born on December 19, 1946 in Anniston, Alabama, United States. Son of Howard and Viola (Pearson) Ragland.


Bachelor, Jacksonville State University, 1973. Master of Divinity., Emory University, 1975. Doctor in Ministry, Vanderbilt University, 1978.


Pastor, Center Grove United Methodist Church, Huntsville, Alabama, 1975-1977; pastor, King's Memorial United Methodist Church, Decatur, Alabama, since 1977; director pastoral services, North Alabama Regional Hospital, Decatur, since 1984; also employee assistance official, North Alabama Regional Hospital, Decatur staff development training coordinator, 1994. Board directors Board of the Ordained Ministry, Birmingham, Alabama, Ethnic Minority Ministries, Commision on Church and Safety, Birmingham. Delegate North Alabama Annual Conference, Birmingham, 1991.


  • Ordained deacon United Methodist Church, 1974, elder, 1976.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to various publications.


Member advisory board The Albany Clinic, Decatur, since 1989. Member Northwest Counseling Center, Decatur, since 1990, Community Unity of Decatur, since 1989, Morgan County History Commission, Decatur, since 1988. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1993, Alabama Democratic Conference, 1994, Mayor's Task Force, 1994, QUEST Recovery Advisory Committee, 1994.

Volunteer Meals on Wheels Christmas in April, 1995, Habitat for Humanity, 1997, Board of Ordained Ministry, 1997, Staff Development Association, 1997, Human Resources Committee, 1997, Connect Decatur, 1998, AARP, 1998. Manager information committee North Alabama Regional Hospital, administrative executive committee, process action committee, patient care committee. Member City of Decatur Ecumenical Task Force, 1998.

Member advisory committee City of Decatur Adult Education, 1999, management information, since 1992, human resources committee, since 1997, process action team, 1993-1994, administrative executive committee, since 1992, patient care committee, since 1992. Member Alabama Chaplains Associations, Decatur District Ministers Association, Employee Assistance Society, Northern Alabama Staff Development Association, Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Alpha Theta.


Children from previous marriage: Frederick, Seth.

Howard Ragland

Viola (Pearson) Ragland