Carter Warden, former conservative pastor of 25 years, now openly atheist. He is one of the founders of The Clergy Project, its first member, and one of its first forum moderators
His talk is entitled Being True to Yourself While Trying to Respect Everyone Else.
Using the pseudonym “Adam Mann”, Carterwas a founder of The Clergy Project, its first member and one of its first forum moderators. “Adam” was one of the original five interviewees in the 2010 Dennett-LaScola article, “Preachers who are not Believers.”
Carter made his change of beliefs public at the Freedom From Religion Foundation National Convention on October 7, 2016. He hopes that his story will bring encouragement to clergy trapped because of changing beliefs as well as all people who fear openly identifying themselves as non-religious.