Senior Minister

Rev. Dr. Ahriana Platten is a practical mystic who believes the entire world is an open door to the Holy. Ahriana is a spiritual educator and business consultant, and has traveled the world to explore its cultural differences and human similarities. She has studied a wide variety of religions and spiritual traditions and is an interfaith activist who suggests all life is interconnected. Ahriana is ordained by Unity Worldwide Ministries and serves as the lead minister at Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies.

Deeply committed to interfaith education and dialogue, Ahriana has served as an Ambassador for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and is featured as a “Wisdom Keeper” in the acclaimed international film and docuseries entitled “Time of the Sixth Sun.” With a panel of clergy from various faiths, she writes for and coordinates the publication of “In Good Faith” a weekly interfaith newspaper column and monthly podcast offering answers to questions of a spiritual and personal nature.

As a result of her work in the fields of ecospirituality and interfaith collaboration, Ahriana was invited to speak at the Gathering of Indigenous Elders in Nagpur, India, where she joined religious and tribal leaders from 250 countries. She has been a guest speaker at numerous universities and a panelist and presenter for the American Dharma Conference. She founded and served as the Executive Director and lead instructor of the Colorado Interfaith Seminary from 2001 to 2012.

Ahriana enjoys camping, reading, and relaxing with her sweetheart in their Rocky Mountain home, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoys watercolor painting and recreational kayaking, and finds that time on the lake brings her great peace.

To contact Ahriana:

Associate Minister
Julie Armour

Julie was a congregant of Unity Spiritual Center of the Rockies from 1986 to 1995.
She left for Unity Village in 1995 to begin ministerial school, and was ordained as
a Unity minister in 1997. Julie has served three churches: Unity of Muskegon , Michigan as senior minister for 10 years; Unity of Evergreen , Colorado as senior minister for 8 years and now as the associate minister for Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies . Also having served at Unity Worldwide Ministries in multiple capacities including one year as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Currently she is serving as Spiritual Leader of a hospice, and has for over three years. One of her new interests is becoming a certified hot yoga teacher. Julie lives with her husband Tom and her three dogs, Biju, Bonny and Lela. Julie and Tom have two children and six grandchildren. She is very grateful to have come home to Colorado Springs, where she was born and raised.
Julie is available for counseling appointments on Tuesdays from 10am-4pm, Wed. from 1-4pm and Thursdays from 10am-4pm.