Teresa lives in Alabama with her husband, son, and four fur-babies. In her spare time, you’ll find her wandering the countryside with her trusty camera, playing music with the local band, or enjoying a game of fetch with her pups.
Teresa MacBain is an IT Professional and Public Speaker. She speaks about her experience as a pastor who became a non-believer, then returned to her faith. After serving in ministry for most of her adult life, Teresa walked away from her faith and came out publicly as a non-believer.
During one of the most difficult periods of her life, she began working to strip away the last pieces of her childhood indoctrination. As she peeled away the layers of fundamentalism, she discovered something unexpected: FAITH. Not the closed-minded, judgmental belief she was raised to believe, but an inclusive, compassionate, and accepting, faith. Now, Teresa shares her story to raise awareness of the difficult path that those who struggle with their beliefs walk.
Having walked the path from losing faith to atheism and back, Teresa shares her story with churches and other organizations that want to create safe spaces for seekers and skeptics. She works to promote compassion, understanding, while encouraging organizations to provide safety, support, and community to those who feel alone in their struggle.
Currently, Teresa is the Information Technology Director at her local church.