2016 Preachers of the Week

Staff Blogger: The Rev. Dr. Norman E. Dewire, Director of Religious Life


Religion, in United Methodist 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 this summer:

The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell
The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell

May 29, Memorial Day weekend: The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Emeritus Director of Religious Life, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, N.Y.

June 5: The Rev. Dr. L. Gregory Jones, Professor of Theology & Christian Ministry, Senior Strategist for Leadership Education, Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

June 12: Bob Myers, Youth & Education Director, Chagrin Falls United Methodist Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio (10 a.m. service)

Week 1, June 19-24: 96th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua Week, Bishop Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop Emeritus, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Minneapolis, Minn.

Week 2, June 26-30: Supported by The Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment, The Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, Director, WOMAN Preach!, Professor, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, Ohio

Ron White
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.

Week 3, July 3-8: Supported by Bob & Becky Brymer, The Rev. Dr. James W. Moore, Minister in Residence, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas

Week 4, July 10-14: Supported by Phil & Sally Lenhart, The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr., Senior Fellow, Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.

Week 5, July 17-21: Supported by the Knobel Family Endowment, The Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson, Senior Pastor, Concord Baptist Church of Christ, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Week 6, July 24-28: The Rev. Dr. Michael Slaughter, Lead Pastor, Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, Ginghamsburg, Ohio

Week 7, July 31-August 4: Supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment, Dr. Peter Rollins, Founder, IKON – Faith Group, Belfast, Ireland & Los Angeles, Calif.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray cropped
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray

Week 8, August 7-11: Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World, Supported by the Tropf Family in Memory of Warren & Joan Tropf, The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray, President & Professor of Systematic Theology & Preaching, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit, Mich.

Week 9, August 14-18: Dr. Christine D. Pohl, Associate Provost & Professor of Christian Ethics & Church in Society, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky.

Week 10, August 21-25: The Rev. Peggy Streiff, Retired, Clergy & District Superintendent, East Ohio Conference, The United Methodist Church, Cleveland, Ohio

Week 11, August 28: The Rev. Dr. Valerie Stultz, Retired Clergy & District Superintendent, East Ohio Conference, The United Methodist Church, Delaware, Ohio

September 4, Labor Day weekend: The Rev. Steven Court, Director of Connectional Ministries, East Ohio Conference, The United Methodist Church, North Canton, Ohio

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