Mission Center: Florida
Chapter: Unviersity of Central Florida
Dom Alexander is a cradle catholic, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Thomas Worthington High School, and went on to study Automotive Technology at Columbus State Community College. He enjoys playing sand volleyball and ultimate Frisbee, and especially loves fly-fishing!
Dom came to know the Lord while very ill in the hospital and was shown Jesus’s love and healing through His mother, Mary, and the rosary. He was introduced to SPO through a friend and was invited to dinners and other SPO events with open and welcoming arms, soon after joining a bible study, men’s group, and the formation program. Through all of this, Dom began discerning what God wanted him to do and finally chose to serve with SPO as a missionary to help other students on this journey of faith. He will be serving on the University of Central Florida campus. Please pray for Dom and all of the students that he encounters on his Mission!
“For through the law I died to the law, that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ; Yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me.” (Galatians 2:19-20)
Title: Mission Leader
Mission Center: Florida
Chapter: University of Central Florida
Aimee Ellis lived the first eleven years of her life in Blaine, MN. A Midwestern girl to the core, Aimee was often found climbing trees, rollerblading, biking, or catching frogs with the neighborhood children. When Aimee was eleven her family moved to a 10-acre hobby farm outside St. Cloud, MN and her love for the Minnesotan outdoors grew. She never denies an opportunity to try something new such as archery, parasailing, or perfecting her grilling skills. Aimee also loves traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures. Helen Keller said, “Life is either a great adventure or nothing."
Part of the great adventure of Aimee’s life is her spiritual journey. St. Augustine says that “to seek God is the greatest adventure.” Aimee attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, earning a double major in Catholic Studies and Family Studies. However, she soon realized that college life is often one of secularism and pleasure and allowed her identity to be placed in her friends and what they thought of her. As a result, she struggled to be herself as she tried to live up to their expectations.
Then, Aimee encountered Saint Paul’s Outreach and discovered that she could find freedom if her identity was in Christ. Through the guidance of mentors both inside and outside of SPO, Aimee embarked on a journey of re-defining her identity. This journey of freedom and joy is continuing even now as she continues to discover new ways in which she is God’s beloved daughter. Her favorite quote is, “True beauty emanates from a woman who boldly and unabashedly knows who she is in Christ.” Aimee has found freedom to be herself in Christ and now brings this freedom to women on college campuses.