Teresa MacBain

Teresa MacBain is the Director of the Humanist Community Project

E-mail: tmacbain@harvardhumanist.org

Teresa MacBain became a non-believer after more than twenty years of ministry throughout the Deep South. Her ministry experience began early in life, serving along side her father who was a Baptist minister. She taught 4th grade for several years but left the classroom for the pulpit as a Methodist pastor.

Teresa holds the distinction of being the first female graduate of The Clergy Project, a private, invitation-only “safe house” community of current and former ministers who no longer hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions. Teresa has been featured on CNN, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Talk of the Nation”, USA Today, The O’Reilly Factor, The New York Times, the Huffington Post, and many other TV and print outlets. She was recently awarded the “Atheist of the Year Award” at the 50th Anniversary American Atheists Convention for her work within the freethought community and the Clergy Project.

As a former minister, Teresa brings a broad understanding of the religious lifestyle and its effects on personal wellbeing to the non-theist movement. She’s a dynamic and entertaining public speaker with a heartfelt compassion for those struggling to completely free themselves from their religion.

Teresa was formerly the Executive Director for the Humanists of Florida Association and is currently the Director of the Humanist Community Project.