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The Rev. Cuttino Alexander

The Rev. Cuttino Alexander is pastor of Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Ocean Springs, MS. He is the 2013 Recipient of the David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award given by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York, NY.

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The Rev. Cuttino Alexander

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Ocean Springs, MS

Pastor Cuttino (pronounced "CUT-no") Alexander came to Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Ocean Springs, MS, in January 2017, having served as pastor at two parishes in North Carolina. He grew up in a small town in the foothills North Carolina and attended Presbyterian and Episcopal churches. Cuttino studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated with degrees in history and Russian language. While at UNC-Chapel Hill, he became active in Lutheran Campus Ministry, where he discovered his call to ministry and met his wife, Jessica.

Before entering seminary, Cuttino served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer. For two years, he worked in the country of Georgia as a consultant to a non-profit organization that served homeless youth and refugees. In 2009, Cuttino returned to the United States and enrolled at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. During his internship year of seminary, Cuttino was assigned again to Tbilisi, Georgia, to work as a vicar in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Georgia. There, he (somewhat) mastered preaching in Russian and (totally) mastered driving Soviet-made jeeps.

Cuttino is especially passionate about liturgy, preaching, and spirituality. He was the 2013 recipient of the David H. C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award, given by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church of New York City. He has been the featured preacher on the Day1 radio program and he is a regular contributor to Sundays and Seasons: Preaching. As a pastor in North Carolina, he served as an organizing member of the NC Synod's Justice and Advocacy team. He continues to have a strong interest in global mission and ecumenical relations, particularly in Europe and the Middle East.

Outside of church, Cuttino enjoys traveling, printmaking, binge watching TV, and taking his young son to the aquarium.

Latest Content by The Rev. Cuttino Alexander

The Rev. Cuttino Alexander

Cuttino Alexander: The Happiest Place on Earth

Mark 9:2-9

Transfiguration Sunday - Year B

February 11, 2018

The Rev. Cuttino Alexander (ELCA)


Have you ever been to Disney World? Or Disneyland? There's a pretty good chance that you at least know somebody who has been there. And there's an even better chance that you've seen advertisements or photos from what they like to call the happiest place on earth. I went a couple times as a kid and once as an adult. And now, I've got a three-year old and he can't wait to go...maybe in the not-to-distant future. We'll just have to see about that.

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The Rev. Cuttino Alexander

The Table Scrap Feast

Matthew 15:21-28

10th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 17, 2014

The Rev. Cuttino Alexander (ELCA)

What do you do with table scraps?

It's a serious question these days. Think about those fruit peelings, the half-eaten broccoli, the dropped macaroni, the cut-off bread crusts. All of it goes straight into the garbage, wasted. I am certainly guilty of that.

According to one report, the average American wastes up to 25% of food and drinks that they purchase.[1] Just discarded, spoiled. This is at a time when one in six Americans are hungry, and over 800 million people worldwide don't get enough to eat.

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