Meet Dr. Roger Teel…a life-transforming speaker, a gifted community builder, and a global spiritual leader. Known for his unique blend of storytelling, humor, and practical spirituality, Dr. Roger’s inspirational messages empower people to dynamically live their limitless potential.
As a young child, gazing into the night sky, Roger experienced a mystical awareness of the Oneness expressed in all of creation, a knowing that stayed with him throughout his life. When he was a teenager, his mother became involved with Religious Science, and Roger resonated with the uplifting message of personal empowerment, love, and inclusiveness. Those principles helped to guide his life and eventually led him to step into his calling as a minister. Roger supported himself through college by playing banjo and singing in a local pizza parlor. He earned a degree in psychology and religion from the University of Denver. In recognition of his ministerial accomplishments, he has been awarded a Doctor of Divinity and a Doctor of Religious Science.
Early in his career as a minister, Roger left Mile Hi Church, where he had served for ten years as an Associate Minister, to serve pulpits in Oregon and California. In 1993, he returned to his home church, Mile Hi, where he is currently the Senior Minister and Spiritual Director. The church has thrived under Dr. Roger’s leadership, becoming the premier New Thought spiritual community. In 2008, Mile Hi opened its 15 million dollar state-of- the- art sanctuary, which serves as a spiritual home for a beloved community of more than 10,000 members and friends. In addition to its outstanding ministerial staff, Mile Hi hosts a variety of renowned speakers, which include many of his friends and colleagues such as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, and Barbara Marx Hubbard. Dr. Roger’s Sunday messages are broadcast worldwide, shining a light of transformational power throughout the world.
Dr. Roger is a visionary and co-founder of the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), an organization dedicated to “consciously bringing forth the evolving human and an awakened world through the practice of universal spiritual principles and the energy of unconditional love.” In 1999, 2001, and 2004, he assisted in facilitating the Synthesis Dialogues with acclaimed global leaders including His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. His powerful 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, Tenzin Gyatso, as a spiritual hero. Dr. Roger also represented the New Thought movement at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. In 2012, he assisted in facilitating the Awakened World Conference held in Rome. His dedication to global oneness has established him as a spiritual luminary on a world wide scale.
Einstein declared, “Never lose a holy curiosity!” Dr. Roger, a lifelong learner and student of life, embodies such a holy curiosity. In addition to his work with AGNT, Roger has traveled the globe as a spiritual seeker to glean the wisdom of other spiritual traditions and heed the call to a higher consciousness. Always open to the evolution of his own spirit, he inspires each person to “explore enthusiastically the Mystery and Majesty of Oneness that is our Source and our very life.” His meditation workshops and healing light services offer participants opportunities to expand their awareness and immerse themselves in a higher vibrational field.
As a leader, Dr. Roger has acted as the Chairman of the International Board of Trustees for Centers for Spiritual Living. He has also 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. This award is bestowed upon a distinguished individual who has benefited humankind and enhanced the spiritual quality of life through service, healing, teaching, writing, and leadership.
In his leisure time, Roger enjoys travel, golf, tennis, strumming his banjo, dating his wife, and spoiling his grandchildren.