Alyssa Owens . Claremore Lake

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As most of you know, my husband and I moved to Claremore,Oklahoma last March and took the amazing position of Student Ministry Pastors for REFRESH student ministry. The past 8.5 months have been an absolute whirlwind, and as you’ve been able to notice, my photography has taken a bit of a backseat. When we moved to Claremore, I wanted to truly make building relationships with the people here my main focus and priority. I wouldn’t trade the decision to put a halt on photography to get to know people and build relationships because it has been so rewarding and so important to our ministry and lives.

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How to Throw An Awesome Superhero Party


The Dark Knight Rises. The Amazing Spider-Man. The Avengers.

These are just a few of the recent superhero movies that have taken the nation by “Storm.”

I must admit, I was never really a huge superhero fan. However, my husband is quite the superhero nerd (namely Batman), so I have started to become quite the fan myself! And yes, I will admit it, I have really enjoyed watching all of these movies.

But what is even more exciting to me is the opportunity these Superhero movies provide to throw an awesome Superhero Party! So, we decided it would be an awesome event for our RE:FRESH student ministry group.

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RE:FRESH Student Ministry


WOW! I can’t believe how much has happened in the short month since I last posted. I feel like time has literally flown by. And not only that, but I also can’t believe how much my husband and I have done in the last few weeks with our lives.

For starters, we launched a new vision and name for the Student Ministry – RE:FRESH – which is based off of 2 Corinthians 5:17. We have also been involved in numerous church activities, including Vacation Bible School and a week at Youth Camp. Things have been busy on our end, which means my photography has had to take a little bit of a backseat. However, I am back and ready for some fun things in the upcoming months!

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