Council Members

Cherryl Rhoades, President

"You must be the change you wish to see in this World." - Gandhi 
Cherryl Rhoades has called Unity Spiritual Center Denver her home for over twenty years and she has the honor and privilege of serving in many areas of the Community. Unity's teachings resonate with her and are a part of her and her children's daily lives. "It is wonderful to be a part of a Community where everyone is loved and accepted right where they are." 
She loves the Truth that we are all One and lives from that every day. In addition to her service at Unity Spiritual Denver, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys the Colorado outdoors.

Doug Harris, Treasurer 

Doug and his family started attending Unity Church of Denver about 10 years ago and found a Spiritual home - particularly since the arrival of David Howard. Doug is looking forward to serving on the Council to: (1) Help our Spiritual Center grow and prosper, (2) Help our Spiritual Center move to the next higher level of service to our Unity Community and to those that we can benefit, and (3)  Help develop a more sustainable and secure financial foundation for growth.

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has been a member of the Denver Unity Spiritual Center for over thirty years and loves the message of inclusiveness 
and acceptance of many spiritual paths.  She is happy to be a part of a loving community and especially appreciates the opportunities to continually grow in spiritual understanding.  She is looking forward to being a part of growing the Center as we demonstrate love in action in all that we do.  Nancy enjoys hiking in the Colorado mountains, visiting family, and traveling around the world.



Simone Carruthers

Simone Carruthers came to Unity SpiritualCenter Denver in 2014.
Currently, Simone is a 2nd -3rd grade teacher in the Children's garden and serves on the Family Promise dinner team.
Simone currently works part time as a hospital chaplain at Lutheran Medical Center.
Professionally, Simone is a licensed psychologist who worked for nearly 30 years as a clinical psychologist and as a consultant in organizations across the United States. She brings an understanding of the importance of communication and leadership to a healthy community.
Simone's vision for USCD includes: the continued growth of this spiritual community increasing to a size that can easily support our mission,  a financially solvent community able to afford to maintain all of our children's' programs, and a welcoming community with exciting classes that attract new members and congregants.

Bill Turner

This is my fourth year of serving on the council of the Unity Spiritual Center Denver.  I love the warm, welcoming, inclusive atmosphere of our Center.  Our services are inspiring, led by our passionate, authentic spiritual leader, David Howard, and complemented by an outstanding music program.  I feel closest to God/Spirit when I am out in nature which affirms Unity's principle of oneness for me. I like many aspects of nature, but I particularly enjoy looking for birds.   I formerly headed the Denver Zoo's education department and I now have my own small nature tour company, specializing in tours to the South Pacific and Latin America.



Donna Arnett

Donna is relatively new to Unity.  She started attending Unity of Denver in June of 2014, on David's first day as our spiritual leader. She has spent her life working as a physician, an anesthesiologist, and has recently had the opportunity to cut back to work part time. She was thinking that it was time to give back when she was asked to consider to serve on the board of  Unity. "Don't you just love serendipity?"