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 essays are published in a number of anthologies from Skinner House Books. He is also a contributing writer for Contemplative Light. Roger recently wrote “Seeds of Devotion: Weekly Contemplations on Faith.“
Roger Butts’ writings are 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.