Through decades of passionate commitment and devotion to the metaphysical ministry, Dr. Masters built a strong and enduring foundation. Its Board of Directors, officers, and support staff continue his legacy, working together with loyalty and dedication to perpetuate the teachings of Dr. Masters’ Metaphysical Ministry into the far distant future. In 2019, the organization celebrates its 60th anniversary and looks forward to the expansion and evolution of the Universities.
Rev. Michelle-Angela Behr, B.Msc.
President, International Metaphysical Ministry
CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Growing up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Michelle’s best childhood friend was a Zulu girl who introduced her to the simplicity, richness, and depth of African traditions and spirituality. Having a family that was divided by different religious beliefs, she recognized the importance of compassion and tolerance, and that, ultimately, all paths lead in the same direction. Years later, Dr. Paul Leon Masters’ teachings reinforced that belief, and gave her a deeper awareness of how “what effects one affects us all” regarding her early life experiences living through the Rhodesian Bush War.
In the 1980s, Michelle began her professional career in banking and finance before moving to Harare to take up a position with a merchant bank. She joined her family in South-Africa and spent the next 15 years gaining marketing and management experience, both domestically and internationally.
Richard P. (Dick) Caldwell D.Min.
Vice President, International Metaphysical Ministry
Dr. Caldwell first met Dr. Masters in 1994 after careers as a musician/entertainer, motivational speaker, TV personality and Executive Director of a Big Brothers agency. He felt an immediate connection with Dr. Masters, began attending services, and received his first IMM degree in 1996. This led to a personal and professional relationship that spanned over 20 years including the privilege of being an associate minister at Dr. Masters’ University Church in Las Vegas and having him as a mentor and friend.
Dick also obtained a Doctor of Religious Studies from Emerson Theological Institute and served churches in Oakhurst, California; Calgary Alberta, Canada; Grand Junction, Colorado; Sheridan, Wyoming, and was the founder and minister of the Life Enrichment Center of Southern Vermont. He is the author of two books, as well as a CD.