Alli is a native New Englander who has also enjoyed living in beautiful places like India and New Mexico. She studied Christian ministry and outdoor education at Gordon College, and is currently finishing her MDiv at Sioux Falls Seminary. She is also a certified spiritual director and feels deeply privileged to listen to people's stories. Alli has been a youth pastor for many years and is passionate about helping young people become lifelong followers of Jesus as they experience who God is and how God feels about them. Aside from hanging out with kids and teens, she enjoys hiking, ice cream, quality time with family, friends and her exceptionally talented cat, Flynn.