Colloquium: AmyJo Mattheis (Manteca)

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About the Topic

Author AmyJo Mattheis, Religion Made Me Fat, shares her story from pastor to atheist.

As a child of a pastor, AmyJo was raised in Christianity. After taking off that narrative, she explores the tenacious nature of religion and shares how she was finally able to let go, putting herself in charge of her destiny. AmyJo is a deeply spiritual atheist, and will demonstrate how we can move toward achieving a reason-based society of respectful, happy people!

Here's AmyJo speaking at TEDxSanJoaquin:

About the Speaker

For more than 20 years, AmyJo has been pushing the boundaries and coloring outside the lines of the stories that tell us who we are, who we ought to be, and how the world works.

AJ lived and worked for more than a decade as a pastor, then a non-profit executive, and continues as a lecturer at University of the Pacific. She speaks on across the country for private clients and groups, and leads life-changing retreats.

AmyJo has lived around the globe, from West and East Africa, to Jerusalem, Central and Latin America, always with an eye for igniting the passion, play and purpose in the lives of women and men everywhere.

About the Free Event

This is a free event, open to the public, at the Manteca Library. Those of all worldviews and faiths are welcome. Donations to support this and future Colloquiums are appreciated.

Future Colloquiums

Colloquiums are always on the third Tuesday of every odd-numbered month, and always at the Manteca Library.

• July 16: David Fitzgerald, Author (

• September 17: Peter Boghossian, Author (

• November 19: Dr. David Noelle, Professor (