Alex Scott (Dr. Nathan A. Scott III) has been a member of Memorial Episcopal Church since 1999. He grew up in Chicago. His father was a professor at the Univ. of Chicago, who later became an Episcopal priest and a Canon Theologian of St. James Cathedral. His mother was an economist, and was the first African American woman to be named a vice-president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. After she and her husband retired as the first tenured African American professors at the Univ. of Virginia, she received an honorary degree from Virginia Theological Seminary for her service to the Episcopal Church. Alex and Carol moved to Baltimore in 1986, with their two sons, Kade and Douglas (who was baptized at Memorial). Alex is a primary care physician (internal medicine), who has worked for Johns Hopkins Health Systems (1986-2006) and for Jai Medical Systems (2006 to present). He has averaged 3500-4000 patient visits a year for the last 30 years. His recreational interests include running, writing a philosophy blog, and attending jazz and chamber music concerts.In 2017, Alex helped bring the University of Maryland Art Against Violence exhibit to Memorial. He also helped organize a program on the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer that featured a film and panel discussion. In 2018, he helped start a college scholarship fund for Baltimore high school students called the Memorial Episcopal Church Young Scholar Award. He's also a member of the Book Club. Alex has always found Memorial Church to be a welcoming place for people of all cultural backgrounds, and a place that encourages freedom of self-expression. He attends the Faith at Eight service on Sundays, and likes to read poetry during the reflection period. Alex sees himself as an evangelical Episcopalian. Evangelical in the sense that there's no contradiction between being evangelical (in the true sense of the word) and being concerned with social justice. Evangelical in the sense of being passionate about Jesus Christ. Evangelical in the sense of loving god "with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind" (Matt. 22:37). As a vestry member, Alex will hope to spread the good news of Memorial, to participate more fully in its ministries, and to help remove all barriers--social, racial, and generational--to becoming evangelical within the Episcopal Church.