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Hi I'm Alexis

I am Greek and Italian and grew up in New York! I am an elected official in my town. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a wife, a mother, a daughter! I wear many hats, like many people. I was an elementary teacher but now I am a full time mother of 4. I am active in my community, serving on our Board of Education. I don't consider myself the politician type. I am, however, passionate about education. I believe it is the great equalizer. I love volunteering in my children's schools. I am grateful to be able to be as involved as I am in education. I love learning about my past. I "try" to scrapbook although I am not "crafty" -. I enjoy creating things that remind our family of our roots. It is also fun to have memories of things we've done or accomplished. I love to cook. I am Greek and Italian. I love having these two countries' traditions and lifestyles affect who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always felt like I was a daughter of God. I have always had a strong desire to do what my Father in Heaven wanted me to do. I grew up Greek Orthodox. I was very active in church as a teenager. I participated in the youth group and even taught Sunday School with my mother. Once a year, our priest would dedicate a Sunday as youth Sunday and would allow the youth to participate in the service. I always participated. I was proud to be Greek and be Greek Orthodox and I was not looking to change religions. My best friend in High School was a Mormon. I had no idea what that meant. She would often invite all her friends to her church's youth dances. I would often attend. I loved going because the youth at her church were so friendly and everyone would dance with eachother. Noone was left out.  My friend also attended Seminary. Seminary is weekday, religious education for high school aged youth. In our area it was held before school at 6 am. After a sleepover one school morning, my friend invited me to attend Seminary with her. I gladly accepted. This was such a wonderful experience for me. We read scripture and talked about what it meant and how it applied to each of us. We were studying scripture by chapter and not by isolated verses. Our teacher asked to ponder and pray about what we were learning. My friend then invited me to attend Sunday services with her. My mom and I found out that the services did not conflict with the time of our Greek Church service, so we decided to attend both! After a short while, I wanted to have the missionaries teach me because I wanted to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My friend was so excited to set that up for me. My mother also consented to listen as well. I loved meeting with the missionaries. Our home felt different when they were there. I felt peace and joy. They asked us to pray about everything they taught us. They never asked us to "believe" them. We had to know for ourselves. They encouraged us to pray often and really listen for answers. We were taught that the answers would come through the Holy Ghost. I felt when I prayed that I was learning was true, it felt right and it felt like I had always known these things even though I was just learning some things for the first time. I am so glad that my mom and I chose to become members of the Church of jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We could have the feeling of peace and joy the Holy Ghost with us all the time. It was the best decision I have ever made. The effects of that decision bless my life daily. Do I have trials, struggles and difficulties?? YES. But, I feel peace. I know God lives. I know Jesus is the Christ and my redeemer. I know How to return to them and how to help my family to as well. I am so thankful to be a Mormon.  

How I live my faith

 I am currently a early morning Seminary teacher! I love teaching youth. I am also the troop committee chairperson for our boy scout troop. I am a visiting teacher too. This means I have the opportunity to visit other adult women monthly in our congregation and build freindships, offer service and share a spiritual message or thought.