Alison has been around Northridge for a long time, and worked here part-time years ago until we needed to change that role to a full-time position. Since then, she has been an "all-star volunteer" (which is basically a staff member without pay)… 🙂
She leads our bookstore as a volunteer, but we've now recruited her to work part-time again as our youth ministry admin assistant. Here is some info on Alison.
In a sentence or two,
what does your job look like at Northridge?
be support staff for youth ministry and our new youth pastor, Aaron Hixson.
Where did you grow up?
in Ohio and Michigan
Put your iTunes on shuffle. What are the first 3 songs to
"Better Than A Hallelujah"
by Amy Grant," Who Am I?" by Mercy Me, and" If We Are the
Body" by Casting Crowns
What’s your favorite ice cream?
depends on the day 🙂
Where is the farthest you have ever traveled?
What does an ideal day off look like for you?
a Sunday with my family
What is one thing about you people would be surprised
I once coordinated a reception in
the White House Rose Garden and shook hands with President Reagan.
What’s your favorite thing about Northridge?
Watching God at work!
What is your family like?
My husband is Italian – so we tend
to be close knit, communicate openly and enjoy life.
Have you ever won anything? If so, what did you win?
Before we were married, I made Randy
go with me to a wedding show and we spent the whole time entering drawings – we won a free honeymoon suite, a luggage set and a gift
basket of household gadgets.
Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
I've never been mistaken for anyone
When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the
I like to read, play piano, make
family memory books.
How did you meet your spouse?
At the University of Central Florida – we were in a class
together and lived in the same apartment complex.
What is one food that
you will not eat?
don't like cilantro – so anything from the Chipotle Grill is a no go.
Do you have any pets?
have a dog, Charlie – a cavalier spaniel.
What is your favorite
type of exercise?
What was your first
was an administrative assistant in the College of Business Dean's Office at
What inspires you?
"Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or
What is your biggest
my kids – my son in Missouri and my daughter in Virginia
If you could meet
anyone from the Bible (besides Jesus), who would it be and what would you ask them?
like to meet Mary, Jesus' mother, and ask her about all the things she
"treasured up" and "pondered" in her heart.
Are you a morning
person or a night person?
was a night person but once I became a mother, I had no choice but to become a
What’s your favorite
Seafood in Boston Harbor
What is something God
has been teaching you in recent days?
look for God's goodness, listen for his direction and trust Him in all things.