... and a third honorary doctoral degree. He has served pulpits in Oregon, California, and in 1993 returned to his home church, Mile Hi Church, where he serves as Senior Minister and Spiritual Director to over 30,000 members and friends.
As a global leader and visionary, Dr. Teel has served as Chairman of the International Board of Trustees for Centers for Spiritual Living, and is Co-founder of the Association for Global New Thought. In 1999, 2001, and 2004, Dr. Teel assisted in facilitating the Synthesis Dialogues with acclaimed global leaders including His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. His compelling interview with His Holiness, published in the January, 2005 issue of Science of Mind Magazine, honors the life and contributions of the 14th Dalai Lama. Dr. Teel also represented the New Thought movement at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia in 2009 and 2015. In 2012, he assisted in facilitating the Awakened World Conference held in Rome. Dr. Teel has served on the boards of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, the Foundation for Affordable Housing, and the Community First Foundation. In 2013, he was awarded “The Light of God Expressing in Society Award” from Unity World Ministries.
In 2014, Dr. Teel completed his first book, This Life Is Joy: Discovering the Spiritual Laws to Live More Powerfully, Lovingly, and Happily (Tarcher/Penguin). This critically acclaimed book immediately connected and reached all over the country and world, requiring a third printing within days after its release.