Ryan Bell is National Organizing Manager at the Secular Student Alliance. After nearly 20 years in congregational pastoral ministry Ryan left his church in 2013 and shortly thereafter began an exploration of atheism and humanism at the Year Without God blog. Since leaving his faith behind, Ryan has been a writer and speaker on the subjects of religion, humanism and justice. In 2015, he launched a project called Life After God and the Life After God podcast. His recent writing can be found at The Humanist, CNN, and The Guardian.