Council Members

 

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 McCormick

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.

 

 

 

Travis Garvin

Following my retirement in March of 2018, I have been able to devote more time to USCD, assisting with Family Promise as a driver, dinner Host and laundry Guru. I 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. I am 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. 

 

 

 

Emily Magrish

Unity provides me with a wonderful balance from my hectic work life and I thoroughly enjoy my volunteer efforts at USCD. As a greeter, I look forward to seeing everyone every Sunday, enjoy the Welcome Desk and introducing new people to Unity and our Center, and the committees I serve on Family Promise, Outreach Marketing Group and Fundraising. I want to help Unity Spiritual Center grow and thrive.

 

 

 

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.