At the heart of the Lakeside Chautauqua 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 each week of the summer to bring spiritual enrichment to the community.


2018 Preachers of the Week

May 27, Memorial Day weekend: U.S. Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry C. Black, Retired, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Baltimore, MD

June 3: The Rev. Dr. Zan W. Holmes, Jr., Pastor Emeritus, St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX

June 10: The Rev. Carl Gladstone, Regional Staff, Young People’s Ministries, North Central Jurisdictional of The United Methodist Church, Detroit, MI (10 a.m. worship)

Week 1, June 17-22: 98th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua Week, The Rev. Dr. John A. Nunes, President, Concordia College - New York, Bronxville, NY

Week 2, June 24-28: Carl McColman, Christian Contemplative Speaker & Author, Clarkston, GA – supported by the Hottenroth Family

Week 3, July 1-6: The Rev. Starsky D. Wilson, President/CEO, Deaconess Foundation, Pastor, Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community), St. Louis, MO – supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment 

Week 4, July 8-12: The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA – supported by the Rev. Dr. Bud Cox Endowment

Week 5, July 15-19: The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C. – supported by the Knobel Family Endowment

Week 6, July 22-26: The Rev. Dr. Vergel Lattimore, III, President, Professor of Pastoral Psychology & Counseling, Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC

Week 7, July 29-Aug. 2: Bishop Sally Dyck, Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church, Chicago, IL – supported by the Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment

Week 7, Aug. 3: Prayer Breakfast with André Thornton, Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame

Week 8, Aug. 5-9: Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World, The Rev. Dr. Deanna Ferree Womack, Assistant Professor of History of Religions & Multi-Faith Relations, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Week 9, Aug. 12-16: The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root, C.S. Lewis Scholar, Director of the Evangelism  Initiative, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton, ILsupported by Bob & Becky Brymer

Week 10, Aug. 19-22: The Rev. Brent Watson, Shawnee Valley District Superintendent, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Chillicothe, OH

Week 10, Aug. 19-22: Fellowship of Associate Members & Local Pastors Retreat of The United Methodist Church

Week 11, Aug. 26: The Rev. Dr. Charles D. Yoost, Pastor Emeritus, Church of the Saviour, Cleveland Heights, OH

Sept. 2, 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 8:30-9:15 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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