About Rev.Dr. Patricia Keel
Rev. Dr. Patricia Keel retired in early 2011 as the Founding Minister of Unity of Berkeley, a community of creative and eclectic spiritual enthusiasts. Patricia pioneered/founded the church in 2001, inspired by her doctoral study of the great women mystics; in particular Hildegard von Bingen. Her intention was to create a spiritual community built on the principles of Unity and New Thought – that honored the creative artist in each person as well as the wisdom teachings of all the major world traditions.
Patricia’s first church was Unity in Marin, with Rev. Richard Mantei. There she became a LUT Licensed Unity Teacher in 1995. From 1995-1999 she worked as the Development Director at Unity Palo Alto Community Church and organized four annual 7-week programs including a Faith in Action Pledge Drive for $750,000 in her first year. She was the organizer for Unity in Marin’s Capital Campaign which raised $1Million in pledges for their new church home in Novato.
Rev. Patricia was ordained a Unity MInister through Unity’s Field Licensing Program and has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Matthew Fox’s University of Creation Spirituality, now known as Wisdom University. Her doctoral project was based on bringing the Art as Meditation focus of Creation Spirituality into Unity churches with a dynamic 7-week program series called Living The Creative Life, based on Eric Butterworth’s book. That wonderful program is available as a 7 week program on her current website. Patricia has been creating curriculum for over 130 churches since 1995 as Founder of SpiritMatters, a church growth program company.
Since retiring in January, 2011 from her role as Founding Minister at Unity of Berkeley Patricia has been traveling to India many times to participate in courses, trainings and deepening processes at O&O Academy, formerly Oneness University, a philosophy and meditation school in southern India.
Her travels to India began in March 2006. In January, 2010 was initiated as a Certified Oneness Trainer and January 2014 as an Advanced Oneness Trainer and Sacred Chambers Facilitator. She took travel groups to courses in 2013, 2014, 2015, and in the fall of 2015 and winter of 2016. One group in June 2013 was 53 ministers and key leaders from New Thought churches across the United States. She continues to travel to O&O Academy and is currently a certified as a
One Consciousness Transformer, teaching The Beautiful State Course throughout the US.
Currently Rev. Patricia enjoys Sunday speaking and offering workshops at Unity and New Thought Churches, teaching classes online as well as live, and offering spiritual coaching and mentoring through spiritmatterscoaching.com