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 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 2021:

May 30 (Memorial Day Weekend): Bishop Julius Trimble, Bishop of the Indiana Area of The United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN – Supported by Robert and Cindy Grimm

Week 1, June 13-17: The Rev. Thom Shafer, Senior Pastor, Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, South West District Superintendent, Florida Annual Conference, Fort Myers, FL – Supported by the Charles & Susan Baker Family Endowment

Week 2, June 20-25: Lutheran Chautauqua Week, Bishop Daniel Beaudoin, Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Findlay, OH

Week 3, June 27-July 1: The Rev. Shannon Kershner, Senior Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL – Supported by The Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment

Week 4, July 4-8: The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY – Supported by the Hottenroth Family

Week 5, July 11-15: Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., Founder of Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA – Supported by James E. Beardsley & Doris F. Beardsley

Week 6, July 18-22: The Rev. Olu Brown, Lead Pastor, Impact United Methodist Church, East Point, GA – Supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment

Week 7, July 25-29: The Rev. Dr. James A. Harnish, Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, Longwood, FL – Supported by the Knobel Family Endowment

Week 8, Aug. 1-5: The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel, Senior Pastor, First Congregational Church, Dubuque, IA Supported by The Rev. Dr. Ned & Shirley DeWire Endowment

Week 9, Aug. 8-12: The Rev. Jeff Frohner, The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marion, IA – Supported by Wayne & Susan Warden

Week 10, Aug. 15-19: The Rev. Dr. John Ed Mathison, Leadership Ministries, Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, Montgomery, AL – Supported by Dr. James & Betty Jane Young

Week 11, Aug. 22-26: The Rev. Dr. Amy Oden, Visiting Professor of Early Church History & Spirituality, Saint Paul School of Theology, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK – Supported by the Rev. Dr. Charles & Barbara Yoost

Week 12, Aug. 29- Sept. 1: The Rev. Dr. Thomas Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA – Supported by The Rev. Dr. Bud Cox Endowment

Sept 5, (Labor Day Sunday): The Rev. Dr. R. Glen Miles, Senior Pastor, First Community Church, Columbus, OH.