On March 29, the leadership of six nontheist groups in the Charlotte Metro area met to form the Charlotte Coalition of Reason or Charlotte CoR.
In attendance were Shawn Murphy and Mary Snow from Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics, Steve Bivens of Exploring Humanism, William Keener of Recovering From Religion – Metrolina Chapter, Gabrielle Alsop and Kristina Franek of the Secular Student Alliance at UNCC, and Gene Elliott of the Hickory Humanist Alliance and the Skepticism Advocacy Group. Hosting the event for UnitedCoR was Joseph McDaniel Stewart.
Steve Bivens was selected as coalition coordinator. William Keener and Joseph Stewart were selected as site administrators. Shawn Murphy, Gene Elliott, Gabrielle Alsop, William Keener, Kristina Franek, and Mary Snow all offered to be media spokespeople for the coalition.