The Rev. Valerie Stultz 1Lakeside Chau­tauqua welcomes The Rev. Dr. Valerie Stul­tz on Sunday, Aug. 28.

Having spent much of her life in education, the Rev. Dr. Valerie Stul­tz believes she is called to guide people of all ages to Christ through deep lis­tening, informed teaching and passionate preaching.

She is a retired clergy member and District Su­perintendent of the East Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church in Delaware, Ohio.

Originally from Pepper Pike, Ohio, the Rev. Dr. Stul­tz received her bachelor’s degree with a teaching cer­tificate from Ohio Wesley­an University and the State University of New York. Read More

Religion, in Christian tradition, is both personal and social holiness. There are many expressions of religion, and one’s faith journey is not the same as another’s faith journey.

Each summer, Lakeside invites preachers from around the world to bring their message to our Sunday Hoover Community Worship Services at 10:30 a.m., while the Chautauqua Choir sings.

Every preacher represents a different understanding of faith. We encourage them to share stories of their own faith journeys and lead our Faith for Living Hour at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday in Orchestra Hall.

We’re excited to welcome the following preachers to bring their different perspectives of faith to Lakeside in 2017: Read More

Staff Blogger: Josh Hilgenberg, Advancement/Communications Intern

Rick Dziak croppedRick Dziak was born and raised in Marblehead, Ohio. Ask him about his first Lakeside experience, and he simply replies that Lakeside was “always there” – he worked at the drug store with his mother before it became The Shade Tree, he attended school on Walnut Avenue for the first four years of elementary school and moved to the school now on Route 163, and he even sold his first painting at the Lakeside Art Show in 1961.

Dziak has loved painting since he was in elementary school, where Eleanor Durr was his art teacher. Unfortunately, art was only a part of the curriculum up to the sixth grade. Determined to follow his passion, he asked for a set of oil paints for Christmas when he was 14, and Santa obliged. Read More

Staff Blogger: Jeanne Mauriocourt, Director of Educational Programming

From August 22-25, 2016, this exciting Chautauqua Lecture Series theme will provide off-site educational experiences in collaboration with historical and cultural sites in Ohio, including the Liberty Aviation Museum, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at Spiegel Grove, the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and the Mazza Museum.

Off-Site Visit Information:
Each tour will start at the site, begin at the time indicated and last 90-120 minutes. Pre-registration and a small fee to cover the cost of the tour are required. Registration for each off-site visit will close when the maximum capacity is reached or by 4 p.m. the day before the visit, whichever comes first. Please provide your own transportation, but if transportation is needed or you’re willing to provide a ride for others, contact the Education Depart­ment at or (419) 798-4461, ext. 239. Directions are also avail­able at Read More

Name: Alexandria Digby, call me Lexie!
Position: Marketing & Graphic Design Manager
Hometown: Fostoria, Ohio

Where did you graduate college and with what degree? I graduated from the University of Dayton with my bachelor’s degree as a communication/public relations major and photography minor in 2015, and just earlier this year I also earned my master’s degree in communication from UD as well. GO FLYERS!

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? I had never heard about Lakeside until I found the job opening on UD’s Career Services website (thanks, UD!!). So my Lakeside story is just beginning.

What are you most looking forward to in your first year at Lakeside? I’ve learned so much about Lakeside and about my job already this summer. Once the off-season starts, I’m really excited to see a new side of my position; the planning and preparation that goes in getting ready for a summer at Lakeside. Read More