Doug Harris, President
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.
Thea Washington, Vice President
Thea Washington has worked in the faith-based and nonprofit communities in the Denver metro area since 1978.
Thea has worked with churches to increase attendance, institute faith-based social action and form coalitions. In fundraising she wrote grant proposals and trained others to write them, made funding decisions, coordinated direct-mail campaigns and managed large special events. She now serves on the Unity Spiritual Center of Denver Focus Forward Team.
Believing that Unity Spiritual Center of Denver is “beautiful, powerful and bountiful,” lyrics from one of her favorite spiritual singer/songwriters, Thea knows that if we keep those characteristics in our consciousness, USCD will accomplish all of its vision and community mission.
Nancy Smith, Treasurer
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.
Kate and her son, Christian have been a part of this community since 2017 and she became a member in 2018. Kate volunteers in the bookstore and has contributed to and participated in many other events. She hopes to bring new, fresh attention to Unity & offers a fresh perspective. Kate has experience organizing community events, and she is successful in getting others involved.
Kate has spent her life working in the health field and is currently studying to become an Aromatherapist.
Following my retirement in March of 2018, Travis has been able to devote more time to USCD, assisting with Family Promise as a driver, dinner Host and laundry Guru. He joined The Men’s Group, began working the Welcome Station, started taking more classes and recently served on the Focus Forward Visitor & Member Retention Group. Travis is passionate about the mission of this group, looking forward to the next phase so that I can continue helping to spread the Unity Message, grow our membership and secure the future of USCD.
Monica been attending USCD for about 4 ½ years and became a member in September 2018. Over the last several years she has served USCD in numerous ways, including facilitating home book study groups in 2018 and
2019, leading the Focus Forward team on Leadership Development in 2019, facilitating a monthly women’s group at USCD throughout 2019, and leading a team that planned the women’s outdoor mini-retreat in September,
2020. Currently Monica is leading the team that is planning the Feminine Energy retreat for this coming Labor Day weekend.
Monica has had a 34+ year career with the University of Colorado Medical School (now Anschutz Medical Campus) as a statistician, data analyst and database developer. In addition, she is a professional life coach. Her passion is empowering people to step into who they really desire to be, personally, interpersonally, and professionally, so
that they can thrive in all areas of life.
Christina and her husband Donn discovered USCD in 2016 and became regular attendees without hesitation. She and Donn decided to become members of Unity after year of attending regularly, and have been financial supporters through regular monthly giving, and supporting special fundraising drives.
New to Unity and New Thought principles, Christina began taking classes on the fundamentals ofUnity, and enjoyed small group book studies, becoming a host and facilitator within a couple of years. Having been a site coordinator with the Family Promise program at another church prior to coming to USCD, Christina was invited to help lead the program here, and she has served as a coordinator for the last 4 years. She has also been a Sunday school teacher in the pre-school classroom over the past several years, a joyous opportunity!
She has been involved in the annual Chili-fest and Melodrama, that has raised funds for the Youth of Unity, as a writer, producer and actor over the past several years, and has been a member of the Feminine Identity Retreat Committee since 2019, helping to organize fundraising events, plan last summer’s mini-retreat, and the upcoming retreat scheduled for September of 2021. Christina’s devotion to Unity is based on her deep love for people and her commitment to serving God. When she recites the words “Our god is Love, Our Race is Human, Our Faith is Oneness” she is expressing the deepest held convictions of her heart. Her willingness to serve on the Council is an outward manifestation of that conviction.