Staff Spotlight!

Get to know our First Explorers staff with "Staff Spotlight!" Every week, we will highlight a 1E staff member so that everyone can get to know our team a little bit better.

Meet Alyssa Montgomery!

Alyssa works on our 1st Explorers Ministry Staff in our After School Ministry.

Where are you from? Polk County, North Carolina
If you are in school, what year are you in and what is your major? Senior at Western Carolina, Sociology Major with Minor in Psychology
When you were in Kindergarten, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be Santa when I grew up.
Now, today, what kind of a career do you want to have? I’m still looking for ideas of what career I want, but as of now my plan is School Counseling and hope to Coach Volleyball, Basketball, or Softball
Favorite Bible verse or story (and why?): “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2” Sometimes I get overwhelmed with everyday life things; whether it’s making the best grades, staying organized, wondering if I am making the right career choices, or if I’m really being the best version of myself I can be. This verse reminds me that thankfully, we have a God that will see us through it all, he is our ROCK. 
"I spend a lot of my free time doing...": I spend a lot of my free time outside, puzzling, exercising, and spending time with my friends and family.
"One thing I love about living in Western North Carolina is...": getting to experience all four seasons. We have all four seasons, and we get to watch the seasonal changes of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and it doesn’t get much better than that!
"One thing I want to do before graduating is...": start a blog or website, because as I get older, I want to be able to look back and read and remember all the precious memories that I’ve made!