High School Apex Associate Director
My name is Lexi and I head up the High School Ministry at Restoration! I grew up in the Richmond area and went to college at University of Richmond where I studied Sociology, Math, and Spanish – clearly I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. A post-grad year with a Fellows Program at an Anglican Church in Raleigh led to 6 years of working for FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools) in the Greater Washington Area, where I learned how to minister to middle and high school independent school students all around this achievement oriented, fast-paced town. With FOCUS I uncovered deep passions for joy-filled community, for creating spaces where people can come as they are to be known & loved while they seek the truth, and for walking alongside students as they grow into who Christ has created them to be.
Jonathan and I met through community in Arlington and got married in 2019 – we live in Fairlington, and our family has grown to include our pup Haven and a baby boy who will arrive in the fall! Some of my favorite things are the island of Martha’s Vineyard, exploring new places, Ruffles sour cream & cheddar chips, the pool, lightly competitive games, walks with friends, anything outdoors, and music. When I joined Resto in fall 2013 I never thought I’d end up on staff! This church has been a place of deep rest, powerful formation, authentic community, and exponential growth for me, as here I learned how to allow the love and power of Jesus to infiltrate not just Sunday mornings, but every corner of my very normal everyday life. It is a real privilege to continue to serve high schoolers in this community as we seek to connect with God, others, and the needs of the world!