At the heart of the Lakeside experience is the religion pillar; fostering faith in the Christian tradition. As part of our Preacher of the Week series, we welcome inspiring preachers to live in residence for the summer to bring spiritual enrichment to the community.


2020 Preachers of the Week

May 24, Memorial Day weekend: Bishop David Alan Bard, Michigan Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, Lansing, MI

May 31, The Rev. Stephen Engram, Senior Pastor, Desert Springs Community Church, Goodyear, AZ – supported by Marie Bowman and the Donithan & Hoopes Families

June 7: Preacher of the West Ohio Annual Conference, UMC

June 14: (10 a.m.) Preacher of the East Ohio Youth Annual Conference, UMC

Week 1, June 21-26: 100th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua, The Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

Week 2, June 28-July 2: The Rev. Magrey R. deVega, Senior Pastor, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa, FL – supported by the Hottenroth Family

Week 3, July 5-9: The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA – supported by the Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment

Week 4, July 12-16: The Rev. Dr. Ed Robb, Senior Pastor, The Woodlands United Methodist Church, Houston, TX – supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment

Week 5, July 19-23: The Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Wolfe, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK – supported by the Rev. Dr. Ned & Shirley Dewire Endowment

Week 6, July 26-30: Fr. Michael A. Renninger, Pastor, Saint Mary Catholic Church, Richmond, VA – supported by the Knobel Family Endowment

Week 7, Aug. 2-6: The Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Boston University, Boston, MA – supported by The Rev. Dr. Bud Cox Endowment

Week, 7, Aug. 7: Prayer Breakfast with Luke Witte

Week 8, Aug. 9-13: Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World,The Rev. Dr. Myron F. McCoy, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, Chicago, IL – supported by Bob & Becky Brymer

Week 9, Aug. 16-20: The Rev. Dr. Jack Harnish, Pastor Emeritus, First United Methodist Church, Birmingham, MI – supported by the Rev. Dr. Charles & Barbara Yoost

Week 10, Aug. 23-26: The Rev. Dr. Dennis Miller, Foothills District Superintendent, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, The Plains, OH

Week 10, Aug. 23-26: Fellowship of Associate Members & Local Pastors Retreat of The United Methodist Church

Week 11, Aug. 30-Sept. 2: The Rev. Andrew Forrest, Munger Place United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX – supported by Dr. James & Betty Jane Young

Week 11, Aug. 30-Sept 2: Church Revitalization Conference

Sept. 6, Labor Day weekend: Bishop Tracy S. Malone, East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, North Canton, OH

Church Pass
A complimentary Church Pass may be obtained between 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 3 p.m. The pass includes admission to Lakeside for guests and auto, but not access to the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus.

Faith for Living Hour Pass
A complimentary Faith for Living Hour Pass is available between 8:30-9 a.m. Monday-Thursday; valid until 1:30 p.m. The pass includes admission to Lakeside for guests and auto, but not access to the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus.

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