Prior to founding this parish in January 2006, Alex served as the Youth Pastor and Associate Rector of All Souls Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, and then as Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Parish, Gainesville. Alex graduated from Jacksonville University in 1989 and received his MDiv. from Trinity School for Ministry (near Pittsburgh, PA) in 2000. Alex and his wife, Jody, have been married over 25 years and they have three adult children and three grandchildren. Alex is involved locally with Relay for Life, Safe Haven Transitional Home, the Alachua County Christian Pastor’s Association, and Gainesville Community Ministry. He enjoys hiking, running, working out, reading the classics, and drinking great coffee and craft beers.