Lakeside’s programming is built upon the four pillars of 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 Chautauqua’s Religious Life Department enthusiastically announces the chaplains for the 2014 summer season include:

  • May 25, Memorial Day weekend: The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Author, Lecturer & Leader in the Ecumenical/Interfaith Movement; Retired Director of Religious Life, Chautauqua Institution, Cleveland, OH
  • June 1: The Rev. Saranne Nelson-Olin, Retired Elder, East Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church; Former District Superintendent, Wooster & Firelands Districts, Lakeside, OH
  • June 8: The Rev. Dr. Joon-Sik Park, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH
  • June 15: The Rev. Jared Priset, Pastor, Aurora United Methodist Church, Aurora, OH (please note: 10 a.m. service)
  • Week 1, June 22-27: 94th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua Week: The Rev. Dr. Joy A. Schroeder, Professor of Church History, Capital University & Trinity Lutheran Seminary; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Columbus, OH
  • Week 2, June 29-July 3: The Rev. Dr. Michael B. Brown, Senior Pastor, Marble Collegiate Church, Reformed Church in America; Author, Teacher & Host of Simple Faith radio broadcast, New York, NY
    Supported by Bob & Becky Brymer
  • Week 3, July 6-11: Bishop Peter Storey, Retired Bishop, Methodist Church of Southern Africa; Pastor, Author & Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Duke University Divinity School, Cape Town, South Africa
    Supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment
  • Week 4, July 13-18: Dr. Tony Campolo, Founder & President, Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education; Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Eastern University, St. David’s, PA; and Dr. Allan Mosher, Professor of Voice, Youngstown State University, Recitation of “The Gospel of Mark,” Youngstown, OH
  • Week 5, July 20-25: The Rev. Dr. Felicia Howell LaBoy, Assistant Professor of Evangelization in the Heisel Chair; Former Director of the Center of Urban Ministry, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH
  • Week 6, July 27-Aug. 1: Pastor Stephen Andrews, Co-Founder & Lead Pastor of multi-site Kensington Church, Troy, MI
  • Week 7, Aug. 3-8: Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World: The Rev. Dr. M. Thomas Thangaraj, Author & Past Minister in the Church of South India; Professor Emeritus of World Christianity, Candler School of Theology, Emory University; Visiting Professor, Boston University School of Theology, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Week 8, Aug. 10-15: The Rev. Dr. Martin E. Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago Divinity School; Author, Editor & Founding President, Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith & Ethics, Chicago, IL
  • Week 9, Aug. 17-22: The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr., Senior Fellow, Huntington Library; Visiting Professor of History, UCLA; Senior Fellow, The Trinity Forum; Author, La Cañada, CA
  • Week 10, Aug. 24: The Rev. Marla Brown, District Superintendent, Maumee Watershed District, United Methodist Church, Maumee, OH
  • Week 10, Aug. 25-29: The Rev. Marla Brown, Retired Elder, West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church; Former District Superintendent, Maumee Watershed District, Maumee, OH
  • Aug. 31, Labor Day weekend: Bishop John Hopkins, Bishop, East Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, North Canton, OH

Now, it’s your turn to join The Front Porch conversation! Who are you looking forward to hearing speak this summer? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.