The Leadership Team

Speck Kevin Pratt


Speck is a communications scholar and designer. Their focus is current complexity in human systems. They have been a newspaper editor and podcaster on the ethics of science fiction. They are also deeply connected to the local radical queer community.

At Sunday Assembly Atlanta they wear many hats but mostly focus on sysadmin, processes and strategic planning.

Scott Szymanski

Chair of the Board

Scott is a writer, improviser and fan of human connection. He has two degrees in philosophy and questions anything that will listen. He enjoys improv, hiking, and almost any podcast in existence.

At Sunday Assembly Atlanta, he keeps records, MCs, and supports Assemblies and small groups.

Daniel Bryant

Treasurer, Board Member

Daniel is currently employed in the telecommunications industry as a CAD Engineer. He was also employed as a semi-truck driver, waiter and food runner at a couple downtown Decatur restaurants, and ice cream caterer.

At Sunday Assembly, Daniel is currently the Treasurer, CFO, organizer, and potluck lead. Daniel is also fluent in Spanish.

Si quieres ser parte de una comunidad secular que habla español, por favor póngase en contacto con el a través de su correo electrónico abajo.

Kristy Gonzalez

Community Creator, Board Member, Founder

Kristy Gonzalez is a self-described dreamer, transcendence-seeker, and fanatical kaleidoscope collector. A teacher by day, Kristy is convinced teaching children to question everything, revel in wonder, and show compassion could change the world.

She is also an avid proponent of strengthening the freethought community and, to this end, she serves as Community Creator of Sunday Assembly Atlanta. In her spare time, she enjoys writing and mindfulness meditation.

Ross Llewallyn

Secretary, Social Media, Board Member

Ross graduated from Georgia Tech and now works at the Georgia Tech Research Institute as a software engineer. He enjoys gaming, blogging, communicating, and learning. Don’t get him started talking about podcasts, though.

Ross is very interested in creating positive secular community, of which he believes SAA is an important part.

At Sunday Assembly Atlanta, Ross runs the social media. He records and posts assemblies and other videos. A native millennial, he speaks Twitter fluently.

Andy D

Assistant Treasurer, Board Member

Andy has several decades’ worth of experience in reporting and analysis with a focus on human resources and the health-insurance industry.

He has been a web developer, database administrator, corporate trainer, and international-market researcher.

He enjoys helping seniors use technology to remain connected to family and friends, meditating and chatting with friends, and volunteering with the Mad Housers.

Andy helps Sunday Assembly Atlanta understand our financial past and future.

Marla Dufek

Operations Manager, Board Member

Marla is a communications specialist responsible for providing support and coordination services to a broad variety of clientele.

She has held many positions including a department manager, a barter-exchange broker, a training programs manager, a Realtor, an assistant personnel manager, and a volunteer coordinator.

At Sunday Assembly Atlanta, Marla provides general project management and community support. She organizes the Live Better small group and participates in as many others as she can. Marla loves the great community we’re building!

Loren Collins

Legal Council, Board Member

Loren Collins is a Georgia native, a graduate of the University of Georgia and the UGA School of Law, and a practicing attorney since 2005. He is also the author of Bullspotting: Finding Facts in the Age of Misinformation, published in 2012. Loren has also recently parlayed on DC’s Starman.

Anna Varinsky

Chorus Director, Small Group Host

Anna likes technology and knitting.

At Sunday Assembly Atlanta she helps many small groups happen and directs our Rock Chorus!

Lori Laliberte

Organizer, Help Often

After being a stay-at-mom for 19 years, Lori recently divorced and returned to work in refugee resettlement. In Sunday Assembly, Lori started the Book Club, co-organizes the Artist Group, helps with the Living Better Small Group, has coordinated many Help Often events, takes photos of Sunday Assembly events and enjoys providing creative support to readings, ice breakers and special occasions. Lori loves cooking and eating international foods and enjoys hiking with her dog Kenzie.

Joan O’Brien

Organizer, Small Groups

Joan is a retired IT professional.

At Sunday Assembly Atlanta she hosts meditation and plan hikes.