Dr. Darrel Ray, is a psychologist and lifelong student of religion. He holds a BA in sociology/anthropology from Friends University, MA from Scarritt College for Christian Workers and Ed.D. in counseling psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. In 2009 he founded Recovering from Religion, which is now an international organization led by Sarah Morehead with an international team, it helps people deal with the trauma of religious indoctrination. He is also the director of the Secular Therapy Project, connecting secular people with secular therapists throughout the world. He is author of the best selling book, The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. In 2011, he and Amanda Brown published Sex and Secularism, What 10,000 Secularists Say About Their Sex Lives and in 2012 he published his latest book, Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality. He recently returned from book tour in Australia and has spoken many times in the UK, Ireland, and Canada.
David Fitzgerald has been called “one of the busiest atheist activists in the Bay Area.” In addition to serving on the board of San Francisco Atheists and Center For Inquiry-SF, he is also the Director/Co-Founder of both the world’s first Atheist Film Festival and Evolutionpalooza!, San Francisco’s oldest annual Darwin Day celebration. He and Greta Christina are co-founders of Godless Perverts Story Hour. In addition, he is a writer and historical researcher, author of NAILED: Ten Christian Myths that Show Jesus Never Existed at All and The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion. (Secretly, he is also a fiction writer under the name Kilt Kilpatrick). He lectures around the country at universities, churches and national secular events.
Heina, counter-intuitively pronounced “hee-na,” is a twenty-something graduate of a fine University of California institution with a B.A. in English and another in Philosophy. She spent her childhood as a practicing Muslim who never in her right mind would have believed that she would grow up to be an atheist feminist secular humanist, or, in other words, a Skepchick. She is the author of A Skeptic’s Guide to Islam.