Dr. Masters has built from his decades of loyalty and devotion to the metaphysical ministry a strong and enduring foundation. The organization, with its Board of Directors, Officers, and support staff continue to work together to perpetuate the teachings of Dr. Masters’ Metaphysical Ministry into the future.
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 helped reinforce that belief, and give her a deeper awareness 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 decided to join her family in South-Africa and spent the next 15 years gaining marketing and management experience both domestically and internationally. To expand her business experience and satisfy her thirst for travel and exposure to international cultures, she relocated to England and worked for a year before returning to South Africa to work for a multinational company. Two decades of international business, marketing, and management experience, combined with her childhood, provided Michelle with the opportunity to gain multicultural awareness and a comprehensive understanding of diverse social, political, and economic systems.
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.
Sandra A. Gardner, Esq.
Secretary, International Metaphysical Ministry
Raised in Orange County, California, Ms. Gardner is an attorney licensed to practice law in Arizona and California. While in California she worked for an Estate Planning Firm specializing in complex trust and estate planning issues. She brought her considerable skills to Sedona in 2012 and took over as the managing attorney at the law firm of Esser, Bradley & Gardner in 2013.
Ms. Gardner was hired by Dr. Masters in 2015 as the corporate attorney for the International Metaphysical Ministry and as his personal attorney. She had the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Masters prior to his death and was inspired by his commitment to the Ministry. Her goal as a board member is to see that Dr. Masters’ teaching legacy continues.
Key Support Staff
The International Metaphysical Ministry, University of Metaphysics, and University of Sedona, extends gratitude to its key support staff, who keep the day-to-day operations running smoothly. For your convenience, please find below those whom you would most likely need to contact.
- Sue Brown, Staff Accountant
- Rev. Deidre D. Callahan, B.Msc., IMM Administrative Assistant
- Rev. Lynda Exley, M.Msc., University Thesis/Dissertation Advisor
- Tom Fredrickson, Office Support
- Rev. Theresa Gidell, M.Msc., University Systems Administrative Assistant
- Anita Jakim, Graphic Design and Shipping
- Mauricio Q., Web Designer
- Matt Schaefer, Web Developer
- Rev. Carol Marsden Taylor, B.Msc., Student Accounts
- Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc., Audio Assistance