Alex is a child of God, husband, father, and adventurer (in that order). He lives in Davis, California, where he has made his home since 1990. He studied Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University of California at Davis and received his Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary. He loves spending time with his family, reading, running, cycling, kayaking, climbing mountains, cooking, baking bread, working with computers, photography, working on his car, building things, working with wood, tinkering, drawing, and doing random science experiments with his kids. He is married to Erica, who makes her living as a Marriage and Family Therapist and runs her own private practice in Davis. Prior to meeting each other, Alex and Erica both served independently as mountain guides and youth ministers. Alex and Erica have two daughters, Karis (5) and Sophie (3), who seem to be every bit as adventurous as their parents. The girls love kayak and mountain climbing themselves and will do anything to get out of the house.
Alex was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, lived near Philadelphia for a number of years, and spent two years living in Taiwan as a high school student. His sense of adventure grew through that experience of living in Taiwan, exploring the island, and participating in outdoor activities through the international school he attended.
Alex was raised in a Christian home in Milwaukee and his parents faithfully brought him to Stuart Briscoe’s church for many years. But it wasn’t until his experience in Taiwan, living in a community where more than half of his peers were “missionary kids,” that Alex truly began to make his faith his own. Seeing the investment these families made for the cause of the gospel struck a chord with Alex and he has had a heart for ministry ever since.