Dr. Darrel W. Ray is the founder of Recovering From Religion, as well as the author of four books, two on organizational team issues as well as The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture and Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality. He has been a psychologist for over 30 years, practicing counseling and clinical psychology for 10 years then moved into organizational psychology and consulting. He has been a student of religion most of his life and holds a MA degree in religion as well as a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and a Doctorate in psychology.
Born into a fundamentalist family and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Ray was surrounded by religion while growing up. He had a grandfather who preached for 40 years, cousins who were preachers and missionaries, and his parents became missionaries when they retired.
Darrel is the father of two adult children and has two grandsons. His hobbies include mountain climbing, flowergardening, and reading. Dr. Ray travels extensively speaking about Recovering From Religion as well as his spectacular insight on the impact of religion in everyone's lives.