Alex’s home church is Lone Pine Christian Church in Lone Pine, Pennsylvania, which is a small-town congregation in a rural community. In high school Alex played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse and was also active in the Model UN program. He graduated in May from the historic Disciples-related, Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia with a BA in Political Science, where he also played on the college lacrosse team. He has taken mission trips to Columbia and Ecuador and since 2009, has been part of the Keystone Farm program in Amity, Pennsylvania working as a farm laborer with extensive knowledge of farm machinery and beef cattle farming. Alex has completed summer internships in congressional campaigns, and in Washington DC with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Embassy. A preacher’s kid, Alex says he’s a “reserved, but giving person who works hard to serve the people around him,” and hopes XPLOR will provide him the opportunity to explore different faith-based projects.
- From: Lone Pine Christian Church, Lone Pine, Pennsylvania
- XPLOR House: St. Louis, MO
- Community Engagement Site: NBA Prison and Jail Ministries
- Host Church: Union Ave CC
Alex's Blog Posts
My Experience on NBA’s 2019 Immigration Detention Immersion Trip
One of my roles as a Prison and Jail Ministries Advocacy Intern was to prepare for the Immigration Detention Immersion Trip. About two years, Dean Bucalos came up with the idea during the first Prison and Jail Ministries peer group. The group believed that in order to address the issue and encourage others to address the issues, then they needed to be intentional about learning from first-hand accounts and being present with those directly affected. Read more >>