The Leadership Team

Ross Llewallyn

President, Chorus Director

Ross graduated from Georgia Tech and now works at the Georgia Tech Research Institute as a software engineer. He enjoys asking questions, communicating, gaming, 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 is president and co-band director. He also records and posts assemblies and other videos. A native millennial, he speaks Twitter fluently.

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!

Sonica Li

Director of Life Lab, Board Member

Sonica Li coaches thinkers and activists who want to engage with the world through nontraditional media such as webcomics, videos, podcasts, and flash mobs! She is the Director of Life Lab, a life skills school that sprang out of Sunday Assembly Atlanta. She lives and breathes Sunday Assembly Atlanta and would love to talk to you about it and get your suggestions for a band name for their band. So far they have The Unbelievaband!

Anna Varinsky

Organizer, Small Group Host

Anna likes technology, knitting and building community.

At Sunday Assembly Atlanta she helps many small groups happen and is constantly looking for ways to start new initiatives in our community.

Kristy Gonzalez


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.

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.

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.

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.