John Seel

Dr. John Seel is the former director of cultural engagement at the John Templeton Foundation. He is currently principal at John Seel Consulting LLC, a cultural impact consulting firm specializing on millennials. He, and his wife Kathryn, attend Cresheim Valley Church and live in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.

Seel is a cultural renewal entrepreneur — putting legs on visions that foster human flourishing and the common good. John’s career combines business, education, theology, and cultural sociology. He was actively involved in founding The Williamsburg Charter, The Trinity Forum, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, The Cambridge School of Dallas, and the Council on Educational Standards & Accountability. He is a fellow of cultural engagement at the Windrider Institute at the Sundance Film Festival and is a senior advisor to the Wedgwood Circle, an angel investment firm investing in art and entertainment.

John has a B.A. in history, business, and philosophy from Austin College; an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary; and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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