alex cottrell

What do you do for fun?

At this stage in life, I enjoy spending time with my kids and my wife somewhere near the water (Waterfront park, Coronado beach, La Jolla Shores). I love spending time with friends and spending quality time together. In the past, I played soccer for about 20 years but I enjoy playing virtually all sports.

What are you passionate about?

I love people. I am very extraverted and I love being with them and  helping them however I may be able to. I also enjoy reading and teaching the bible. It's not always easy but I think God has made me in such a way that I enjoy the challenge and doing what I can to help people grasp the reality of who God is. I also enjoy gardening and learning how to do new things.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I'm an Eagle scout. Growing up, I didn't really enjoy boy scouts because it competed with weekend sports, which I heavily preferred. But, my parents made a rule that to get my drivers license, I had to finish, so I completed everything by the age of 13. For my closest friends who knew I was in Boy Scouts (BSA), I used to refer to it in code as "British States of America".

Everyone should read…

 The Bible, Harry Potter, C.S. Lewis, Tim Keller, Paul Tripp

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given was…

"Dream, try, and do good" - Mr. Feeny

My favorite word in the English language is…

Sphincter, because it's fun to say and it rarely ever belongs in a conversation so it catches people off guard.