In Good Faith

conversations at the crossroads

The "In Good Faith"  team is a community of religious, spiritual, and educational leaders modeling respectful, honest and engaging interfaith dialogue. "In Good Faith" columns answer questions about religion, spirituality and the things that matter to us as human beings - on the air or in 25 words or less.


In Good Faith Team

We are a community of religious, spiritual, and educational leaders
modeling respectful, honest and engaging interfaith dialogue.


Ahrianna Platten ~ New Thought, Unity

Dr. Ahriana Platten is the lead Minister at Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies, an Ambassador for the Parliament of the World's Religions, and founded the Colorado Ecospiritual Center. She has been hosting "In Good Faith" since 2013.

Alycia Erickson ~ Christian, Metropolitan Community Churches

Rev. Alycia Erickson’s passion is working with the LGBTQI and straight communities, and is the pastor of Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church.

Arshad Yousufi ~ Muslim

Arshad Yousufi is a believing and practicing Muslim, spokesman for the Islamic Society of Colorado Springs, and retired Electrical Engineer.

Bruce Coriell ~ Earth-based Christian

Bruce Coriell served as chaplain in colleges and universities for over 35 years. Co-founder of Pikes Peak Interfaith Council and Pikes Peak InterReligious Clergy Alliance. These days you are most likely to find him off wandering rivers and mountains.

Bryan Garner ~ Ceremonial Magician

Rev. Bryan Garner, is a published author, Ninjutsu instructor, lecturer, and Western ceremonial magician. He is currently pursuing ordination into the Apostolic Gnostic Priesthood of the Apostolic Johannite Church. 

David Gardiner ~ Buddhist

David Gardiner is professor in the Colorado College Religion department, specializing in Buddhism and religions of China and Japan, and is cofounder and director of BodhiMind Center.

Dawuud Salaam ~ Muslim

Dawud Salaam hails from Macon, Georgia. Dawud is a school social worker, graduate of the University of Denver. Dawud is a poet and spoken word artist. Dawud regularly delivers sermons at the local mosque in Colorado Springs.

Eric Sandras ~ Christian

Eric Sandras, PhD- Author of four books, “Dr. E” currently leads The Sanctuary Church in the heart of Old Colorado City and teaches graduate courses in Human Sexuality, counseling, and psychology.

Jeff Scholes ~ Agnostic

Jeffrey Scholes, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Jim Daly ~ Christian

Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, an organization dedicated to helping families thrive. He and his wife are raising two boys. To find help for your family, please visit

Nori Rost~ Unitarian Universalist

Rev. Dr. Nori Rost is the minister at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church downtown and has been a community activist in Colorado Springs for 20 years.

Steven Todd  ~ Christian/Missionary

Dr. Steven Todd has served as an evangelical pastor, community leader and mission executive for over 30 years. He also directs the Kings University’s Colorado extension campus

Walli Carranza ~ Jewish

Rabbi Walli Carranza, Ph.D., graduated from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Seminary and is serving as a Rabbinical Fellow, responsible for developing

innovative programs for both the Jewish and interfaith communities.

Paul Schwotzer ~ Producer

Paul Schwotzer has created one of the most welcoming recording studios in the region. True Fidelity Studio is known by local musicians for its high quality sound and never ending hospitality. Paul spent several decades as a software engineer for Hewlett Packard and Agilent.


in the studio - the early days