Chaplains for the 2015 Chautauqua Season Announced

Posted on August 26, 2014

Lakeside is part of the Chautauqua Movement, which flourished during the 19th and 20th centuries.

It is considered to be one of the greatest revival movements in Amer­ican history, dedicated to Christian values and cultural excellence, nur­turing mind, body and spirit.

Lakeside’s programming is built upon the four pillars of the Chautau­qua: religion, education, arts and rec­reation.

The religion pillar is administered in Lakeside Chautauqua’s Religious Life Department, overseeing a num­ber of programs and activities, in­cluding Sunday Worship Services, Chaplain’s Hour, Evening Prayer & Praise, Children’s Ministries (Chil­dren’s Church, God Squad, Middle Grade Madness, Teen Connect and College Station), Interfaith Week and the Wednesday Night Family Picnic.

The Lakeside Religious Adviso­ry Team supports the programming committee of the Lakeside Chautau­qua Board of Directors.

This group of laity and clergy ad­vise the Lakeside Chautauqua staff regarding the programs in the religion pillar, including future Chaplains of the Week.

Lakeside’s Religious Life Depart­ment is pleased to announce the chap­lains for the 2015 summer season:

May 24, Memorial Day week­end: The Rev. Dr. Barry C. Black, Chaplain, U.S. Senate, Retired, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Baltimore, Md.

May 31: The Rev. Vernon Shep­herd, Pastor, Lakeside United Meth­odist Church, Lakeside, Ohio

June 7: Guest Preacher for the West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

June 14: Guest Preacher for the Youth Annual Conference, East Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

Week 1, June 21-26: 95th Annu­al Lutheran Chautauqua Week, The Rev. Dr. Rick Barger, President, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Colum­bus, Ohio

Week 2, June 28-July 3: The Rev. Amy Valdez-Barker, Executive Secretary, United Methodist Church Connectional Table, Evanston, Ill.

Week 3, July 5-10: The Rev. Dr. Gerald Root, C.S. Lewis Scholar & Billy Graham Institute for Evange­lism, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.

Week 4, July 12-17: The Rev. Dr. Marjorie Suchocki, Professor Emer­itus of Theology, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, Calif.

Week 5, July 19-24: The Rev. Amy Miracle, Pastor, Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio

Week 6, July 26-31: The Rev. Wess Stafford, President, Compas­sion International, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the Rev. Greg Nettle, President, STADIA, Massillon, Ohio

Week 7, August 2-7: Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World, The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, Profes­sor Evangelism & President, United Methodist Seminary, Moscow, Russia

Week 8, August 9-14: The Rev Sandra Selby, Associate Pastor, Fur­nace Street Mission, Akron, Ohio

Week 9, August 16-21: The Rev. Laurie Haller, First United Method­ist Church, Birmingham, Mich.

Week 10, August 23: The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio

Week 11, August 30: The Rev. Karen M. Oehl, Mid-Ohio District Superintendent of the East Ohio An­nual Conference of The United Meth­odist Church

September 6, Labor Day week­end: Bishop Gregory Palmer, West Ohio Annual Conference of The Unit­ed Methodist Church