Rev. Scott W. Alexander is an endurance athlete who regularly bikes and swims. Though knee surgery sidelined Rev. Alexander's ambitions as a marathon runner, he has maintained his interest in long-distance cycling. He has completed two cross-country charity bike rides (2005 and 2008), raising over $20,000 for Washington, DC’s Clinica Del Pueblo, a free health clinic serving the Latino and immigrant community. At age 62, despite the replaced knee and severe arthritis, he is preparing for a 3,300-mile trek with a $50,000 goal. The Ride To Beat Hunger is his most ambitious effort to date.
Rev. Alexander is a seasoned, experienced, and widely respected Unitarian Universalist minister. He was ordained at the First Church of Houlton, Maine, in 1974, where he began his ministry and served until 1978. Next, he served the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, New Jersey, 1978-1988; the Church of the Larger Fellowship in Boston, Massachusetts, 1988-1998; and the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland, 1998-2010. He currently serves as minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach.
Rev. Alexander is the author/editor of five books. He travels widely within the Unitarian Universalist denomination; speaking, preaching, and offering in-depth workshops on a variety of congregational and faith-related subjects. He has taught at Boston's Andover Newton Theological School and the Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago.
Active in the Unitarian Universalist Association, Rev. Alexander has served the denomination in a variety of capacities over his long career. In addition, he has been active in every community where he has served, offering leadership to many boards and other leadership groups for non-profit agencies.