Recovering From Religion Names New Executive Director

Kansas City, KS—Recovering from Religion is delighted to announce that Gayle Jordan has been named as its Executive Director beginning January 2016. Jordan brings extensive organizational and fundraising experience to the position, along with her education and skills as a community organizer. She was instrumental in bringing a $13 million soccer complex to her town in Tennessee. She is a former church leader, serving as her church’s Dave Ramsey-certified financial advisor. She has been a small business owner and is an attorney and member of the California Bar.

Incoming Executive Director, Gayle Jordan stated, “As someone who has made the transition from faith, I am thrilled to see a resource like Recovering from Religion available to people who are reconsidering the role of religion in their lives. Leaving one’s faith can be traumatic and costly, and the foundation seeks to ease the stress of that transition.”

RfR President, Dr. Darrel Ray said, “Gayle brings a depth of experience and drive that will help us grow to meet the needs of the thousands of people looking for help. She is a proven leader with vision and boundless energy which will lead Recovering from Religion to new levels as we work to serve the needs of those leaving religion.”

Recovering from Religion, founded by Dr. Darrel Ray in 2009, is unwavering in its commitment to provide immediate, compassionate support for individuals anywhere along the spectrum of doubt. Recovering from Religion includes The Hotline Project, which gives 24-hour support, and the Secular Therapist Project, which provides sources for more in-depth counseling, and local support groups which provide community and a listening ear for the questions and frustrations that accompany what is often a seismic change in thought process, attitude, and outlook.


Recovering from Religion is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to assisting people who experience emotional and practical issues as a result of leaving their faith.