Meet the Board

Kelsey has been honored to serve as the President of Sunday Assembly since January 2018. She loves this organization because it has provided her with a way to both participate in and facilitate for others a belief-based community. Since attending her first Sunday Assembly in May of 2016, she has worn many hats: singer, Committee chair, Board member, Assembly host, and general hype-man, among others. By day, she is the Professional Development Coordinator for Birdbrain Technologies, traveling the country teaching teachers how to incorporate robotics into their classrooms. She is trying to keep two plants and a cat alive, as well as her husband, Sunday Assembly Board member Cory Derringer.

When Henry and his family moved to Pittsburgh in 2016, Sunday Assembly provided the sense of community and rootedness that can be so hard to find in the secular world. As our society increasingly abandons traditional religious institutions, he believes there is a growing need for robust, inclusive secular institutions to fill the void. Henry has worked in several capacities to help realize this vision; he develops Assembly content as chair of the Programming Committee, leads the Sunday Assembly house band, is an occasional Assembly host, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since January 2018. Henry lives in Swisshelm Park with his wife Sarah, son Jesse, and dog Rudy.

After years of separation from organized religion, Lisa stumbled upon Sunday Assembly while helping out a friend. Not only did she immediately fall in love with the people she met, but she left with the takeaway that she had finally found a unified group of folks who understood what it meant to live a sanctified life in a secular way—in other words, Lisa found her tribe! They welcomed, respected, and embraced all, they helped each other and their communities, and they spread messages of love, empathy, and wonder.

Lisa is humbly honored to now be serving as a member of the Board at Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh, and to share the skills she developed while working as an elementary school teacher and non-profit director in her professional life. She looks forward to dedicating her time and efforts to this worthwhile and much needed organization, and to serving the community to the best of her abilities.

Brandon is has served on the Board of Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh since 2015. He also servers as the Outreach Coordinator. Brandon is passionate about improving and building community among the people of Pittsburgh. Professionally, Brandon is a Psychiatric Registered Nurse for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He finds fulfillment is healthcare and mental health advocacy. He is currently working on a Master’s degree in Nursing Informatics.

Sarah McKay has been on the board of Sunday Assembly since 2017 and her patron saint is Fred Rogers. She currently serves as SAPgh’s Community Committee Chair, where she puts her organizational skills to work coordinating our ever-growing selection of events, projects, and get-togethers. She is passionate about nurturing community togetherness among and digging into big existential life topics with the not-necessarily-religiously-affiliated. Contact Sarah if you want to talk about community, service, death practices, toddler-rearing, education policy, and/or Gilmore Girls.

Dana L. Morganroth is a lifelong fan of science, reason and critical thought, and a humanist and non-believer since college days. A chance encounter with Paul Coelho’s powerful statement “The world is changed by your actions, not by your opinions” came at an opportune time and resonated deeply, leading him away from a business career and towards involvement with service organizations whose vision(s) of a better world most closely matched his own.

Dana’s current contributions to several organizations which promote reason, science, humanism and secularism are informed by his professional experience and career in the areas of organizational development, management consulting and manufacturing management.

Dana is President and Board Chair of the Pittsburgh Freethought Community, and previously served on the Boards of the Lupus Foundation of Colorado and several Colorado Division of Wildlife’s resource management programs.

Bill Hathaway is a founding member and was the first President of SAPgh. He is dedicated to personal growth and letting everyone know that non-believers can be a force for good in this world.

Dominika Oliver has been a member of the Sunday Assembly community for two years and is the current Fundraising chair. While not having a strong religious affiliation with any group, she believes that there are important lessons to be learned in many religious and dabbles in paganism, but ultimately tries to focus on social justice. She also works in research at the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently working on her Masters in Public Health. She also enjoys balancing out the amount of running she does with baking sourdough bread.

Cory has been a member of Sunday Assembly for two years, and has been the bass player with the SAPgh band (“Some Assembly Required”) for almost as long. Cory earned his PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh. Outside of research, he is a digital designer and data nerd. Cory also enjoys stressing out about fantasy football, playing/watching hockey, and of course holding down the low end with his Jazz Bass (“The Funky Duck”).

Since joining Sunday Assembly in October of 2017, Katrina has found a community of like-minded people who value many of the same things she does, especially the drive to live better, help often, and wonder more. Katrina is thrilled for my first term as a Board member to give back to the community; she aims to help us grow and spread the word of this radically inclusive community. It is important to her to foster a welcoming secular community where people can gather and rejoice in this one life

Board Members Not Shown: Jim Marino, and Jason Furente