About STAR

About South Texas Atheists for Reason (STAR) Board

STAR was created by secular families for secular families. We wanted a positive environment to live our own truths without judgement, without fear of retaliation, and real support without religion. Like don’t pray for me, but make me a sandwich type of support when your family is dealing with good or bad situations. Our purpose is to be a support group, friendship circle, and positive place to be where you feel comfortable to be your authentic self. We all have issues in life and we are finding that we can deal with them more effectively with a positive, supportive group of people who truly care, and we can do it without any god.

Executive Director – Vicki Gettman

  • Bachelors of Science in Health Science Clinical Lab
  • Masters of Science in Healthcare Management
  • US Army (Retired)
  • Humanist Chaplain and Humanist Celebrant
  • Director of JBSA Military Atheists and Secular Humanists
  • Texas State Director at American Atheists
  • Founder of Atheists Helping the Homeless, San Antonio
  • Director of San Antonio Affairs at Military Religious Freedom Foundation
  • Recipient, President’s Award 2016, American Humanist Association

Vicki is the founder and force behind South Texas Atheist for Reason. She is the mother of 5 and wife of 20 years to Jed.

Director of Administration – Cherri Pitts

Cherri has been an active member of STAR since February 2016 and became the Director of Administration in July of 2016. She is a regular volunteer at the Lackland AFB Atheists/Humanist meetings and serves as the webmaster, sends out the weekly newsletters, and keeps up with all of of the documentation for the organization. She is the mother of 4 and grandmother of 2. She has been married to Jerry Pitts for the past 16 years.

Director of Finance- Chad Cain

Chad has been an active member of STAR since early 2016. He has been leading the Atheist at Work events such as the Clean up at the Headwaters, Planting trees for San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio Food Bank, as well as coordinating the supplies for the Homeless Outreach. His new role on the board as the Treasurer has been a welcomed presence of commitment and steady dedication to STAR.


Director of Programs- Stephanie Bartlett

 Director of Operations- Jed Gettman


Coordinators – Assistants to the Directors

Nebula – Stephanie Bartlett and Tiffany Kariuki

Nebula is a program to help the mom’s of little ones. Most moms of those under 5 years of age find themselves unable to socialize with other secular families. This offers the moms and children to have play dates. There are often takeaways and fun activities.




STAR Galaxy Network – Tiffany Kariuki





Special Advisors to the Board

Erica Cain – Special Advisor to the Board

Dr. Erica Cain is a microbiologist and a former President to a successful non-profit organization.

Jerry Pitts – Assistant to the Director of Finance

Jerry has been an active member of STAR since February 2016 and became the Assistant to the Director of Finance in October, 2016. In this capacity, he
advises the board on policies and procedures, helps to prepare reports to the Board and work with the board on tax filings. Jerry
assists with the Lackland AFB meetings on a regular basis as a content editor, Information Technology coordinator, and Lay Leader as needed.
He also volunteers for any additional STAR programs. Jerry is retired from the US Air Force serving for 21 years. He is married
to Cherri Pitts and has four children and two grandchildren.

We are a non-profit organization and are working on our tax exempt status.

Review our 2016 Annual Report