ASUUC Interim Ministers
Sonya Bergeron is a UUA Ministerial Candidate. She received her Master of Divinity from Naropa University in 2019 and she is completing a chaplain residency program at Saint Anthony’s North Health Campus in August this year. This is a second career for her. She worked many years in the high-tech industry and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development. She has extensive experience in project and program management.
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Roger Butts was ordained at the Quad Cities UU Congregation in Davenport, Iowa, 18 years ago. It was his first call. He has worked in two UU congregations, a Unity spiritual center (6 years as associate minister), and a Catholic hospital system (7 years as staff chaplain). He has just published his first book, Seeds of Devotion (GraceLight Press, 2021). And he is on work on a second book, with a number of co-writers, on Praying the Poets. His wife, Marta Fioriti, is the pastor at Black Forest Community Church, United Church of Christ. He is convinced that humor and grace will save us all!
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The Rev. Christine Robinson lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was the senior minister of First Unitarian for 29 years. She retired from full-time ministry in 2017, and since then has worked with the Pacific Western Regional UUA Staff, on large church issues, served on another interim ministry team, and since January has been preaching virtually three times a month for a congregation awaiting its interim minister. Christine is married to William Baker and they have a grown son, Kevin, who lives with his wife and two dogs in Champaign, Illinois. She’s also a gardener, a beginning weaver, an online gamer, and during the pandemic she became addicted to jigsaw puzzles. She grew up in a UU congregation in the Washington, DC area and was a part of the wave of women who entered our ministry in the 1980s. She is looking forward to working on a ministry team.
Director of Religious Exploration (DRE), Dee Koches
After beginning what would become a lifelong journey of mindfulness and yoga in 2013, Dee was captivated by the expansive beliefs, morals, and practices of different religions. With a love for creative and individual expression, she is looking forward to sharing a welcoming space with members of All Souls and connecting with the community’s impactful volunteers. Dee is excited to maintain and grow the RE program, ensuring individuals from all walks of life have a safe space to explore and express ideas, and to find their own path in their spiritual journey.
Minister Emerita, The Reverend Dr. Ellen Johnson-Fay
The Rev. Dr. Ellen Johnson-Fay was called to be the Senior Minister at All Souls in 1999. She retired in July of 2006 after more than forty years of service in the areas of religious education and parish ministry. At her retirement, All Souls voted to confer upon Ellen the title of “Minister Emerita,” a first for All Souls in its history, which spans more than a century!
Ellen and her husband, Barry, have remained in Colorado Springs, and are involved with various groups both locally and nationally. Ellen continues to be a member of several Unitarian Universalist Association boards and commissions.