Andy Reed is an Asheville native and lifelong humanist. He works as the copy editor of The Urban News and as a freelance editor and publisher. For many years he has been active with numerous organizations, including Asheville’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Responsible Directions, the ACLU of WNC, Common Cause, the UU Congregation of Asheville, and his condominium homeowners’ association board. He is “bi-churchal,” as he also is a member of the UU Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley in Black Mountain.