I first met Alex Easley when she was a wee Cabin 1 Angel at Singing Hills. I remember her older sister/counselor, Avery, holding her hand as they walked down to the pavilion for Roundup. Alex went up through the ranks at LLYC and is a recent graduate of UT. I sat down with Alex to see what she’s up to these days.
So, what are you up to these days?
I graduated from the University of Texas last May and I starting seminary in the fall. Right now I’m a postulant. This means the Diocese has screened, interviewed, and tested me and decided to send me to seminary, which means I am on track to be ordained. I will be getting my M.Div (Master of Divinity) at the Seminary of the Southwest.
What made you decide to want to go to seminary?
I got really involved in my church during my sophomore year of college and I kept wanting more Bible study and that kind of formation. I couldn’t get enough of it and I thought I would want to go to seminary, just for my own faith. The more I started to think about it, the more I realized that I could really see myself becoming a priest, which is what they call a pastor in the Episcopal Church. I interned at an Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. to feel it out and I loved it and grew more certain about the decision.
What do you miss most about your summers at camp?
Everything! The people! I still see camp people a lot, but being around people 24/7 and those friendships and relationships that you form.
How does camp still impact your life today?
My circle of friends is still mostly from camp. Camp was completely my spiritual source growing up, so I owe a lot of my own faith to camp. I first felt God inviting me in to a deeper relationship with Him when I was a camper at Singing Hills. It’s where, every summer, I learned and grew in my faith and it’s really made me who I am today. And it’s definitely led to what I feel is my life’s calling.