2018 Preachers of the Week

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 2018:

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: 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, Pastor, Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community), President/CEO, Deaconess Foundation, 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 8, Aug. 6: Bishop Robert C. Schnase, Rio Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church, Author of Just Say Yes: Unleashing People for Ministry, San Antonio, TX

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