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Secular Humanists of Calgary was founded on February 1st, 2020, and is run solely by volunteers.

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 “Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.” – Carl Sagan

OUR TEAM

Jonathan Parks
Him/He
Executive Director/BoardChair

Born and raised in Ontario, Jonathan has also lived in New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan before moving to Calgary Alberta in late July of 2019. He was raised in a semi-Christian home, is a Bible College Graduate. Co-pastored two Toronto churches, before resigning in Dec 2011. Left the Christian faith in Sept of 2017 and now identifies as an atheist, secular humanist activist.  He is also a member and ally of the LGBTQ2S community. Jonathan joined the Atheist Republic Calgary in July of 2019 which later became Secular Humanists of Calgary on Feb 1st, 2020.

 

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Sam Teja
Him/He
Board Member/Treasurer

Born and raised in Vancouver, Sam is a professional in the financial services industry and has also lived in Toronto and New York before calling Calgary home. Raised Ismaili Muslim, Sam has been an atheist since 2018 and is a part of the LGBTQ2IA community. Sam joined Atheist Republic Calgary in September 2019 and helped co-found Secular Humanists of Calgary on Feb 1st 2020.

 

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Celine Sanchaz
Her/She
Board Member

Bio coming soon.

 

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Kathleen Johnson
Her/She
Volunteer Member

Kathleen was born and raised in Calgary Alberta and lived some years in Ottawa where she earned a BA at Carleton University in Sociology/Anthropology. At this time she was a non believer. Kathleen did not grow up in a very religious home but turned to religion when becoming a mother to give her kids a sense of morals and values. She became deeply involved in the Pentecostal and later Mormon faith for over 13 years. Hard life experiences lead her to question God's existence which lead to a deeper investigation into Christianity and she became an Athiest in 2017. She is now very passionate about living a life based on logic and evidence. Kathleen joined Atheist Republic in October 2019 and helped co-found Secular Humanists of Calgary on Feb 1st, 2020.

 

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Currently Open Board Positions for 2022AGM:
  • Vice Chair of the Board
  • General Board Member
  • General Board Member

How do I become qualified for a board position?

The first step is becoming a paid member. Those seeking to join the board, must apply for membership before August 23rd which is exactly 6 months before the next AGM. It's important for members to see you join events a few times, gives you and the leadership time to get to know each other. Want to join the board? Take the first step and join us as a member, click here

Already a member? Then contact us and let us know your desire to get more involved. Click Here

Want to join our team? Join our planning committee! 

MAKING SECULARISM NORMAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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