Bio

Robert Fellows, MTS, is a health and wellness educator who promotes self-responsibility. Also a professional entertainer, Fellows has toured the United States, Canada, and Australia with his captivating and inspiring presentations. Fellows holds a B.A. in philosophy from Lawrence University and a Masters degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University. He is the author of Easily Fooled: New Insights and Techniques for Resisting Manipulation.

Fellows has given presentations to the Department of Defense, the White House staff, 3M, Motorola, Pacific Gas & Electric, Prudential, American Express, the Association for Worksite Health Promotion, the American Association of Counseling and Development, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, the West Australian Ministry of Sport & Recreation, and many other institutions. The United States Air Force contracted with Fellows to perform his full-evening show at nearly all of their bases within the United States. He has also been consulted as a trial expert on “manipulation and deception in groups” in several legal cases, and has published articles on social influence.

As an internationally recognized stage magician and illusionist, Robert Fellows uses the skills he has honed over thirty years as an entertainer to create educational presentations that are experiential and memorable. In addition to his own lecturing and performing, the National Wellness Institute has engaged him to lead full day seminars for health educators on how to deliver creative and engaging presentations.

Robert Fellows has received widespread media attention, with appearances on national television shows including “Phil Donahue,” “Leeza,” “The Home Show” (twice each), “David Letterman,” “The American Experience” on PBS, “Mysteries of Magic” on TLC, “Impossible Escapes,” “Masters of Illusion XV,” “Canada AM,” and “Good Morning Australia.” His work has been the subject of feature stories in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Denver Post, and USA Today.

Bob’s progression from illusionist to mentalist to death-defying escape artist and wellness educator was dramatic, but there was another major life change to come. Having earned his Master’s degree in theology much earlier, Fellows felt a calling to the ministry in 2005. He furthered his studies at United Theological Seminary in Minnesota, interned as a hospital chaplain,  and was ordained as an authorized minister in the United Church of Christ in 2009 when he was called as Pastor of Community Congregational Church (UCC) in Greenland, NH where he still serves.

Always learning new skills, Fellows graduated from the Northeast School of Auctioneering in 2016, and is a licensed auctioneer. Specializing in charity auctions, Fellows finds this field to be a beneficial adjunct to his ministry as it combines his passion for helping good causes with his background as an entertainer.

Robert Fellows has two adult children and lives in Greenland, New Hampshire with his wife Melody and their Alabama rescue dog, Scout. Robert and Melody both love art, the blues, jazz, yoga, their church, the woods, and the four seasons so richly experienced in New England.

Media:

Wall Street Journal: When a Second Career is a Leap of Faith

TIME: Holy Enrollers: Why Boomers Are Going to Divinity School