Alex grew up in Dyersburg, Tennessee, with his parents and three siblings. He studied electromechanical engineering at Murray State University in Kentucky. He is newly married and lives with his wife, Emily, in Arabi, LA. Alex’s passion for the mission field in New Orleans came after a short-term trip he took to New Orleans in 2009. Ten years later, he still works with CrossRoads as the project manager. CrossRoads Missions has provided many opportunities to facilitate change in the lives of people in New Orleans. It has enabled the staff to create relationships with Saint Bernard government, local community philanthropists, local Churches, and other non-profit organizations.
So, what makes the New Orleans field so diverse? We have developed partnerships with the locals, and we have seen so much support for organizations that are already doing a great deal to rebuild this city.
The role of a project manager is to seek out different people and organizations in need and then gather the materials and people needed to get the job done. Alex is not fully supported through CrossRoads; he takes on side jobs to support himself and his family. His goal is to garner more financial support so that he can devote more time and energy into his true passion: CrossRoads Missions.