Hi, and thanks for taking the time to get to know me! My name is Alexandria, but most people call me ‘Alex’! I have had the pleasure of serving as the ‘Office Manager’ since the summer of 2014. With my grandparents being the ‘Founding Pastors’ of The Fair Havens, I have always considered this church to be my “second home”. Family is very important to me, and when you are here, you are “family”…
I was born and raised in North Tonawanda, NY. After graduating from Niagara University in 2011 with my Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, I married my “high school sweetheart”, Michael, in 2012. God has blessed us with two beautiful children: our daughter, MacKenna in 2015, and our son, Theodore in 2019. Theodore was born with a rare congenital heart defect called ‘Hypoplastic Left Heat Syndrome’. He courageously fought for life with ‘half a heart’ for over seven months, but in April 2020, he entered in to eternal rest in the arms of Jesus. Theodore has forever enhanced our family; because of the life he lived, we’ve witnessed true strength, we’ve learned that gratitude is a choice, and we’ve grown so much closer to God. We now enjoy soaking up time together as a family and focus on ways to give-back to the ‘Heart Community’ in Theodore’s memory.
Before I officially became a staff member at Fair Havens, I grew-up in the church and volunteered my time throughout many ministries, including Children’s Church, Visual Media, and Outreach. I truly consider it a privilege to serve in any capacity at ‘FHC’, and I’m constantly reminded here that everything I put my hands to do should be rooted in ‘love’ (Ephesians 3:17).
FUN FACTS ABOUT ‘ALEX’:
Favorite Music: I’m notorious for continually scanning the radio, in search of anything with a good beat that makes me smile!
Favorite Food: Mac n’ Cheese, and pretty much anything off the menu at Ted’s Hot Dogs, including their chocolate shake!
Favorite Pastime: Photography & long walks with the family!
Least favorite thing to do: Cook! (…so grateful for Michael’s “culinary skills”, LOL)
Favorite TV Show: Shark Tank (…& yes, I’m a game-show junkie!)
Favorite Coffee Order: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew (Starbucks = YUM!)
Reach out to me at: AlexandriaNelson@TheFairHavensChurch.Org