We are delighted to present our 2016 Convention Entertainers
Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Dick Caldwell has attended every IMM convention since 1995. In addition to being an ordained minister, he is an author, entertainer, businessman, and professional speaker. As a performer he has appeared in 40 states, eight provinces of Canada, and seven countries, including a performance before the king and queen of Thailand. He holds a Doctor of Religious Studies from Emerson Theological Institute and a Doctor of Ministry from the University of Metaphysics. He started, and operated, three successful companies as well as worked in direct sales and as a sales manager. He has also worked on a chicken farm, in a hat factory, as a private secretary, musician, and theatrical booking agent. For five years Dr. Caldwell hosted a weekly television show syndicated nationally in Canada called “Sun Country.” He introduced k.d. lang on her very first TV appearance. Originally from Pennsylvania, he lived in Calgary, Canada for 19 years and in 1995 traded the Canadian Rockies for the Nevada desert where he discovered IMM and first met Dr. Paul Leon Masters who became his mentor and friend. He has also lived in California, Colorado, Vermont, and Texas. In 1979 he won the World Speaking Competition of the 140,000-member Toastmasters International. He enjoys traveling, gourmet dining, basketball, football, concert, and theater.
Las Vegas, USA
Starting from her hometown high school talent shows in Gary, Indiana, Kellee has grown to become a consummate professional. The first step occurred while graduating from Indiana University. She won the Miss Gary title for the Miss America Pageant and then went on to capture the state crown. Kellee was the first black ever to represent Indiana in the Miss America Pageant and did her constituents proud by garnering the coveted Judges special Award for Outstanding Talent. Soon after, upon relocating to Hollywood, Kellee earned her first gold record for the hit single, “If It Don’t Fit, Don’t Force It.” After her first appearance on The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson invited her to be his opening act at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. She was so successful, he asked her to perform on more engagements and TV shows. Kellee has since performed coast-to-coast, from Atlantic City to Las Vegas and Honolulu, not only with Johnny Carson, but also with Tony Bennett, Don Rickles, and other great stars. She was also part of the State Department-sponsored tour of then East Germany. Kellee has performed at events honoring former First Lady Nancy Reagan and another honoring former First Lady Rosalyn Carter. As an actor, she has guested on “Dukes of Hazard,” “Streets of San Francisco,” and “Emergency.” Kellee also had a starring role in the BBC movie “Demolition Man” in England as well as starring in her own TV special “Starbound.” Residing in Las Vegas gives Kellee the opportunity to continue performing while continuing her ministry, working as a realtor and managing her own portfolio.
Pamela Kay Chappell
Pamela Chappell was born on the shores of Lake Michigan. When she was eight, she began singing for many audiences — talent shows, service clubs, resorts, school programs and others. She took piano and voice lessons, and eventually picked up a guitar. She was in high school musicals and the choir, and she sang in church too. After college Pam lived in Florida for a while, where she had my first teaching job and met the man she would marry in 1970. They moved to upstate New York and formed a folk duo, singing together for 17 years. During her career, Pam performed on a riverboat for three seasons, with a jazz trio, a Dixieland Band, and as a single performer with just her and her guitar. Her first CD, “Coming Down Easy,” came out in 1995. In 1999 she released “Joy in My Heart,” a collection of mostly original songs that reflected a new spiritual direction for her. In 2013 she released her album, “One,” the first of her albums to feature all original songs. In 2004, the All God’s Children Choir performed with her for President Jimmie Carter when he was in Benton Harbor with Habitat for Humanity. They also sang for 3,000 people at the Michigan Reading Association Conference in Grand Rapids. As well, Pamela had the honor of singing at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Las Vegas, USA
“You Raise Me Up”
“You’ll Never Walk Alone”
Trained from an early age as a classical violinist, she won her first recording contract as a singer/songwriter at age 15. She is an extraordinary live performer, providing a healing environment for the audience. Mortonette has been a back – up singer for 30 years, singing with Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Quincy Jones, Linda Rondstat, Michael Jackson, Paul Anka, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few. She was the on set vocal trainer, sang and appeared in the Alex Haley’s “Roots.” Aside from performing and recording, Mortonette is an Author and Creator of Unique Gifts and Educational Tools Based on Spiritual Principles and the Natural Laws of Nature. Mortonette has performed at AGNT conferences, Asilomar Conferences, Revelation Conferences and Soul Explosion conferences with Mary Mann Morrisey the Peace Department Peace Alliance Conference with Marianne Williamson. Mortonette has her Ph.D. in Mystical Research through the University of Sedona. Mortonette has produced several CDs: “Wonderful World Live,” “The Light,” “Moods of Life,” “Breathing”, “Conscious Christmas,” “Sacred Renewal,” and “The Ear Movie.” She is also a Facilitator of several Dynamic Workshops: “The Release workshop,” “Agape,’ “The Righteous Prayer workshop,” “Healing your Life through Music,” “Agape Quantum Fun for Kids,” and “Agape Immunics workshop.”
Darius Lux is an international singer-songwriter and award winning artist who specializes in soulful, uplifting pop. Originally hailing from London, Darius went to school in New York where he wrote and produced for Sony Music and Warner Chappell Publishing. After living and working in New York City, Darius left to travel the world for a year, embarking on a life-changing pilgrimage through 15 countries. This expansive journey led Darius to move to Hawai’i where he recorded his debut album “Arise.” From Hawai’i, Darius moved to Los Angeles and put together a band for his follow-up EP, “Time is Now.” More recently, his 3rd release, “We, the Living” involved fan-collaborated lyrics and videos. In June 2014, Darius began a year-long tour covering 30,000 miles between California, Arizona, Portland and Seattle. He fell in love with Arizona and has now moved to Sedona. His first 3 albums all feature music that has been widely placed in film (The Butterfly Effect 3, Puncture Wounds) and TV (NBC, MTV, VH1, History and Discovery channels, Style Network, Animal Planet, and Oxygen Network, to name a few). Combining a love for 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul & rock and 80’s/90’s pop, Darius is currently promoting his fourth and newest release, “Acoustic Spirit & Soul.”
Bobby Russell has been the DJ and sound technician for several of our Conventions and Graduations. In addition, this year he will also be sharing his presentation, “Healing Drums.” With over 20 years as a professional DJ, Bobby is able to provide the music and equipment to make any event a great success. As Sedona Sounds owner, Disc Jockey, and Master of Ceremonies, Bobby knows how to set the perfect mood and pace of wedding and special events. With the background and training of a professional musician, Bobby Russell has the rare combination of knowledge and experience difficult to find in the DJ industry: he has been a Multi-Instrumentalist, has a Degree in Music/Music Therapy, and has been a Mobile Party DJ/MC for over two decades.
Featured vocalist on Grammy-nominated “Solace” and Michael Hoppe’s “Requiem,” the multi-talented Dwain Briggs has shared the stage with many best- selling authors, including Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsh, Louise Hay, Steve Allen, James Redfield, and Wayne Dyer. Due to the unique impact of his voice and music, he has been an integral part of transformational events worldwide as well as a guest performer at hundreds of churches, temples, and spiritual communities. Many services use his renditions of both traditional and contemporary sacred music on a daily basis as a prelude to prayer and meditation. His albums include “Echoes of a Modern God,” “The Balance Woman Collection” and “Angele Dei.”
Dr. Masters referred to his voice as the most ethereal he had ever heard.