Roger Butts is a Staff Chaplain at a hospital system in Colorado Springs. As a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary in D.C., Roger is ordained in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. He is a long-time member of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship and the International Thomas Merton Society. After serving two UU congregations as senior minister, he traveled for a year organizing against the death penalty throughout Colorado. When he can, he sits with the Springs Mountain Sangha (Buddhist) at Colorado College. His prayers and an essay have been published in a number of anthologies from Skinner House Books and is also a contributing writer for Contemplative Light.
Roger Butts’ writings have been published in the Boulder Daily Camera, the CS Gazette, and the Quad City Times. For many years he was a board member of the local branch of the NAACP and the Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance in Colorado Springs. Married to Marta Fioriti, a minister in Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Roger and his wife have three teenagers and a black lab.