OCRM Employee Highlight

Each month we like to highlight an employee who exemplifies the mission, philosophy, and values of our organization. This month we are delighted to highlight Alex Hellman as our Employee of the Month.

Alex faithfully serves as our Safety and Security Assistant. He works hard every day to keep our campuses and residents safe.  In addition to his great work in Security, you can often find him teaching the residents about better health, nutrition, and fitness, a passion of his.  It is an honor to serve alongside of you, Alex!

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Alex Hellman.  I have spent my whole life in Orange County and I have two older sisters that are twins, and one younger brother.  My niece Brooklyn also lives with us.  I attend Village of Grace church in Orange.  I love anything active, from lifting weights to any sort of sport.

How long have you worked at the Rescue Mission? How did you hear about the job opportunity?

I am coming up on my 3rd year working for the Rescue Mission in January.  I was looking for a new job and my dad, who is the Admissions Manager here, told me to apply.  Without really knowing what OCRM was, I applied to work for the Front Desk where I was hired originally as a receptionist.

What do you love most about your job?

I love how closely I get to work with the residents. From working at the Front Desk and now in Security I get to see residents when they move in to the program and watch as they change their lives for the better.

What is the hardest part of your job? 

The hardest part of my job is probably when I see a resident breaking rules and being asked to leave as a result of their actions. It’s hard but seeing one resident be successful makes everything worth it.

How have you grown since you began working for the Rescue Mission?

My relationship with God has grown so much since I started working here. From getting to see the restoration taking place in residents’ lives to having theological discussions with my coworkers, it has truly been such a game changer for my walk with Christ.

What is your favorite verse?  

Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Join Alex and his coworkers!

Orange County Rescue Mission is a great place to work!  Go to RescueMission.org and click on Employment to learn more about our current job opportunities.


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