History of TELOS

The idea for TELOS began as an observation made by Dr. Rand Michael while he was on a trip to the Middle East in 1986. He became aware of the great need missionaries , expatriots, and locals have for being encouraged, empowered, and equipped, both spiritually and psychologically. He noticed that in many global settings there is a lack of quality wholistic resources, especially from a Christian perspective. Even in the United States, while these resources are more readily available, they are often financially out of reach for many.


TELOS recognizes these needs and responds wherever there is an open door. TELOS partners with churches, parachurch ministries, community organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies to provide direct counseling and educational services and to train others in care giving skills. Co-Founders, Dr. Rand and Dr. Phyllis Michael's vision has grown into an organization of many, including supporters like you, clinical associates, pastors, and partners around the world. TELOS has developed a proven track record of ministering in a wide variety of world areas with tremendous effectiveness.

Contact TELOS at www.telosinternational.org (503-620-2137)


TELOS Financial Support

TELOS depends upon the faithful and generous financial support of concerned persons who have a vision for investing in Kingdom work through TELOS and its ministry of encouraging, empowering, and equipping people around the world. Your prayers are needed; your financial contributions are invited. TELOS is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. All gifts are tax deductible. Donate on our webpage www.telosinternational.org

or send donations to P.O. Box 23292, Portland, OR 97281


About Us

TELOS is grounded in the Christian faith and its Scriptures, along with being informed by the study of persons and relationships.

Who We Are

TELOS associates and team members are faithful disciples of Christ who are also mental health professionals and pastors. Although associates and team members work from a variety of approaches within the mental health professions, TELOS seeks to foster a perspective that is spiritually rooted with an understanding of relationship systems in which persons are nurtured, trained, live, work, and serve.

TELOS international, inc.

P.O. Box 23292

Portland, OR 97281




TELOS Mission Statement

TELOS provides culturally-sensitive, wholistic mental health services dedicated to encouraging, empowering, and equipping underserved people and communities by offering training, counseling, and related mental health resources.

TELOS seeks to cooperate with the Spirit in the privilege and adventure of presenting every person mature and complete in Christ.

TELOS works to assist individuals, couples, families, groups, churches, and organizations to be Christ-like and to achieve their God-intended goals and purposes.


The Philosophy of TELOS

• To value persons served as equals and partners

• To be open, teachable service providers

• To partner with people over time

• To equip others and to train trainers so that ministry multiplies and is not

dependent on TELOS

• To trust God to supply, lead, guide, and provide