Senior minister

Rev. Dr. Ahriana Platten has been blessed to travel the world and experience its cultural differences and human similarities first hand. She is a trained initiate in several ancient streams of knowledge that form the foundation of her unique blend of spiritual wisdom.

As an ordained Unity Minister, Ahriana is dedicated to serving people of all spiritual paths and her interactive workshops and sacred rituals provide a powerful balance of mystical experience and grounded information. She received her calling to serve the Unity Spiritual Center in late 2010 and has been the Lead Minister since January of 2011. 

Ahriana holds a doctorate in Pastoral Counseling Psychology, is a Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, and a Reiki Master/Teacher of the USUI lineage.   Her activities beyond Unity include coordinating a collaborative newsweekly column and radio show called "In Good Faith" and serving as an Ambassador for the Parliament of the World's Religions. 

As a deeply committed wife, mother and grandmother, Ahriana loves to spend time with her family. Her leisure time is spent camping, reading, and relaxing with her husband and family in their Rocky Mountain home.

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Associate Minister

Rev. Roger Butts is Associate Minister at Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies. He is also a full time Staff Chaplain at Penrose St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs. As a 2002 graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., hisis M.Div. focused on systematic theology. Roger has served churches in Davenport and in Colorado Springs. His Clinical Pastoral Education was at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Maryland and at Penrose St Francis. While he finished up seminary, he was a PRN chaplain at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore.

Roger loves the radical hospitality and the broad inclusivity of the Unity Spiritual Center, as well as its emphasis on the power of prayer. He loves working with the Unity Men's Group.

Roger served on the  board of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship (where he writes regularly for the Wednesday Word) and for many years on the board of the Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance. He is 1st Vice President of the local branch, 4001, of the NAACP. Among his life's passions is his work to end the death penalty.

His prayers have been published in the anthologies, "How We Are Called" and "Sources of Our Faith" both from Skinner House Press, and his recent essay, "Carl Scovel Saved My Life" was published in "Testimony" also from Skinner House. He blogs at  His wife, Rev. Marta Fioriti, is a United Church of Christ minister and is the newly called minister at Black Forest Community Church, United Church of Christ. He and Marta have a black lab named Gracie, and some amazing kids: Norah, 15, Nick, 14, and Nina, 11.

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