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:
May 28, Memorial Day weekend: The Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, OH – supported by Bob & Becky Brymer
June 4: The Rev. Dr. Scot Ocke, Maumee Watershed District Superintendent, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Maumee, OH
June 11: Bishop Tracy S. Malone, East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, North Canton, Ohio; The Rev. David A.E. Whitt, Pastor, Celebration United Methodist Church, Euclid, Ohio (10 a.m. worship)
Week 1, June 18-23: 97th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua Week, The Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.
Week 2, June 25-29: The Rev. Dr. Heather Murray Elkins, Frederick W. Hannon Professor of Worship, Preaching & Arts, Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J. – supported by the Rev. Dr. Bud Cox Endowment
Week 3, July 2-7: Dr. Brian McLaren, Founder of Cedar Ridge Community Church, Washington, D.C., noted in TIME as one of the “25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America,” Marco Island, Fla. – supported by the Knobel Family Endowment
Week 4, July 9-13: Pastor Philip Gulley, Co-Pastor, Fairfields Friends (Quaker) Meeting, Prolific Author, PBS Talk Show Host & Emmy Award-Winner, Camby, Ind. – supported by the Hottenroth Family
Week 5, July 16-20: The Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen, Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Director, OMG Center for Theological Conversation, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Week 6, July 23-27: The Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. – supported by the Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment
Week 7, July 30-Aug. 3: The Rev. David Felten, Co-Founder of “Living the Questions” DVD Series, Pastor, The Fountains United Methodist Church, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Week 8, Aug. 6-10: Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World, Bishop Ivan Abrahams, Methodist Church of South Africa, General Secretary, World Methodist Council, Johannesburg, South Africa – supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment
Week 9, Aug. 13-17: The Rev. Dr. Faith Fowler, Pastor, Cass Community United Methodist Church, Detroit, Mich.
Week 10, Aug. 20-23: The Rev. James Winkler, Ohio Valley District Superintendent, East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Wintersville, Ohio
Week 10, Aug. 20-23: Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Retreat of The United Methodist Church
Week 11, Aug. 27: The Rev. Karen B. Graham, Pastor, New Concord United Methodist Church, New Concord, Ohio
Sept. 3, Labor Day weekend: The Rev. Barbara Sholis, Executive Assistant to Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Worthington, OH