Alex most recently served a canon in the Office of the Bishop staff in the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. His responsibilities included congregational vitality, church governance, mission, social justice, and property management. Before moving to Colorado, he was the priest-in-charge at St. Thomas’ Parish, located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Alex was born in East Tennessee and later moved to Maryland and then Virginia. He became a Christian at age 15, when he was baptized in Virginia Beach. A few years after his baptism, he felt a call to ordained ministry. He attended seminary a year after graduating Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.
Prior to seminary, Alex served as a camp counselor for the Diocese of Southern Virginia’s camp and as a missionary in Cairo, Egypt, working with Sudanese refugees. After graduating seminary, he served numerous parishes in New York City, Connecticut, and Washington, DC. With nearly two decades of ordained leadership in the Episcopal Church, Alex has served parishes of various sizes.
Alex is rooted in Ignatian Spirituality, which challenges him to be on the lookout for Christ in all aspects of his life, and to witness to the Gospel at work in his life and the world. He is a contemplative in action on the lookout for God’s new ways to join God’s mission of love and reconciliation.
He has a heart for the inclusion of all God’s people in the life of the Church, which was strengthened during his time at St. Luke in the Fields in New York City. At St. Luke in the Fields, he oversaw outreach programs for LGBT youth and a program for people with HIV/AIDS. In New Haven, Connecticut he began an outdoor worship service for those who did not feel comfortable worshiping inside a church building. Most of the people attending were experiencing homelessness.
Alex has been with his husband, Ryan, for over twenty years. Ryan attended the University of Georgia and the Columbia School of Social Work. He grew up in South Georgia and is excited to be closer to his family. Alex and Ryan have two young children. Alex enjoys football, cooking, hiking, and fishing.