The Leadership Team
Ross works at as a software engineer and project manager over multi-disciplinary teams. 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 former band co-director. He also records and posts assemblies and other videos. A native millennial, he speaks Twitter fluently.
Secretary, Band Co-Director, 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.
Treasurer, Band Co-Director
Jared is an author, editor, and longtime band member back from a many-month journey through South America and ready to manage our finances based on similar experience managing library systems.
Chair of the Board
Dianne was born in Atlanta and grew up in Marietta. She is a middle school science teacher and is also on the education staff at Tellus Science Museum. Her free time is dedicated to musical pursuits and artsy-craftsy things. She is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta where she is a member of the choir and is a choir social chair during pandemic times. She has participated in the SAA band since late summer of 2019 as a singer and a guitar player.
She accepted a leadership position in SAA because of her beliefs about the importance (and fun) of developing community.
Jessale was born up north in Flint, MI. This retired Marine is currently spending his days working in IT. He has always gaming, and loves improving his knowledge of music.
Jessale became secular as a young teen, but was unaware of the secular communities until much later. Since discovering secular societies Jessale has been eager to be a part of sharing and welcoming all who seeks secular/like-minded groups. The Sunday Assembly Atlanta band has been a great experience for Jessale since 2017. Currently Jessale fills instrumental needs as keyboardist, guitarist, and drummer as needed.
Jessale has accepted a leadership position in the hopes of aiding and spreading the message of SAA.
Professionally, Brandon is an accounting and data analyst for a financial services firm. He has been told that he thinks too deeply about almost every subject that crosses his mind. During the warmer months, you can find him getting lost in a thicket, on a trail, or even his backyard. He loves nature.
Brandon is looking for a secular community that isn’t so much anti-theist but rather more intellectually and emotionally curious about the world and dedicated to addressing the wholistic needs secular people need but can’t find in many other spaces that exist.
At Sunday Assembly Atlanta, Brandon enjoys creating the monthly newsletter and giving an occasional reading or “I’m Doing My Best” segment for monthly assemblies. An introvert in the truest sense, he spends a lot of time evaluating situations and people before opening up to them, but he always means well.
Paulina moved to Atlanta from Chicago a few years ago, along with her husband Adam and her two daughters. Before living in Chicago, Paulina lived in Poland, where she was born and raised.
She is currently in the process of completing a series of medical training programs with the goal of starting a career the medical industry. In her spare time, Paulina enjoys creating graphic design for independent clients and running her own online stores.
Paulina joined Sunday Assembly Atlanta at the beginning of 2020, and serves as the principal organizer and co-host of the Secular Parents Community Group. This group focuses on hosting family events and discussing parenting issues through a secular lens.
Adam is a Chicago native who moved to Atlanta a few years ago with his wife Paulina and his two daughters. By day, he is a professional sound designer, music composer, and audio producer. By night, he enjoys spending time with his family and working on his own podcasts and projects.
Adam joined Sunday Assembly Atlanta at the beginning of 2020, and has enjoyed becoming a part of the community! He often participates in the assemblies, has joined the band a few times in their performances, and co-hosts the Secular Parents Community Group.
Co-Founder, Board Emeritus
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.
Former Life Lab Director, Board Emeritus
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 participates in as many small group events as she can. Marla loves the great community we're building!
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.