• A Royal Visit to Lakeside

    Guest Blogger: Cheryl Harner, Lakesider It was a collision of two of nature’s greatest phenomena, an insect migration and a hurricane, in a drama played out over...

  • The Shade Tree: 25 Years of Business and Loyalty

    Candy, cards, souvenirs, and sundries line the shelves of The Shade Tree. A woman browses the card section while her son grabs a handful of individually wrapped...

  • Mere observation brings renewal

    Guest Blogger: Bruce Stambaugh I’m sitting on a bench beneath the shade of a determined sugar maple tree, perhaps its verdant growth encouraged by the view I’m...

  • Sunday Spotlight: 2018 Advancement & Communications Intern

    Name: Mallory Glenn Hometown: Bowling Green, OH College: University of Mount Union Major/Minor: Writing/Communications and Sociology How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside...

  • Choose Radiant Windows and Radiant Remodeling

    Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement and Communications Intern Are you looking to renovate your home? If so, look no further than Radiant Windows and Radiant Remodeling based...

  • Sunday Spotlight: 2018 Recreation Intern

    Name: Kristopher Glover Hometown: Chicago, IL College: Xavier University Major: Sports Management How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? I got a...

  • Preacher of the Week: Bishop Sally Dyck

    Bishop Sally Dyck will serve as Lakeside’s Preacher of the Week from July 29-Aug. 2. This week is supported by the Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment. She...

  • Reflecting on Seven Years at Lakeside Chautauqua

    Staff Blogger: The Rev. Dr. Ned Dewire, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach At the end of the summer, I will retire from my position as...

  • The Wesley Communities: The Ideal Fit for a Lakesider

    Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement and Communications Intern People choose The Wesley Communities for the same reason that people choose Lakeside: the faith, kindhearted community and multifaceted...

  • Encountering brief & beautiful stories on the job

    Staff Blogger: Danielle Zoellner, Photography/Videography Intern I met Maple Woods while photographing her next to a plant because I liked the colors. She caught me, I apologized...

Name: Kristopher Glover
Hometown: Chicago, IL
College: Xavier University
Major: Sports Management

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story?

I got a random email from my school’s career office and applied for the job.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside?

I am really looking forward to meeting new people.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

I hope to gain a lot of knowledge about all types of recreation. Read More

Bishop Sally Dyck will serve as Lakeside’s Preacher of the Week from July 29-Aug. 2. This week is supported by the Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment. She will preach at the Hoover Community Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 29 in Hoover Auditorium.

Having grown up on a farm in rural Washington state and moving frequently around the country for her career, Bishop Dyck explains her geographic history in a unique way.

“I’m from I-90,” she explains. “I-90 goes by where I was born and raised. I-90 has a ramp to Boston University where I graduated from college and Boston University School of Theology where I went to seminary. I spent 25 years of ministry as a pastor and a district superintendent in Cleveland, Ohio, and I-90 goes through that area. After I was elected a bishop in 2004, I was assigned to the Minnesota Annual Conference, and I-90 goes through the southern part of the state. I was assigned to the Northern Illinois Annual Conference in 2012 and reassigned for another four years in 2016. I walk across I-90 in order to go to my office at the Temple/First United Methodist Church in Chicago. I’m from I-90! Read More

Staff Blogger: The Rev. Dr. Ned Dewire, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach


At the end of the summer, I will retire from my position as the Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach.

This is a bittersweet moment for me. Lakeside has graciously received my wife Shirley and me, and we have come to love the spirit of Lakeside. We were privileged to see the idea of The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park become a reality and I am thrilled to now see a portable labyrinth at Lakeside, with a more permanent one coming soon. And of course, we cannot forget to mention the life-long friends we have found here.

Within the past decade, both at Lakeside and on a more national scale, the understanding and nature of religion has changed significantly. Within American society, there is a dramatic decrease in attendance at ‘main line churches,’ or churches at all for that matter. A growing number of individuals have been hurt by religious institutions, and trust in organized religion is scarce; ‘spiritual but not religious’ has now become the norm. In an effort to provide the community with relevant spiritual programming, I found myself working to adapt. Read More

Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement and Communications Intern


The entry to Wesley Glen campus.

People choose The Wesley Communities for the same reason that people choose Lakeside: the faith, kindhearted community and multifaceted focus on wellness.

The Wesley Communities is a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality housing, healthcare and services for older adults in central Ohio. They manage three continuing care retirement communities in the Columbus area as well as Wesley Hospice and Wesley at Home.

The communities include Wesley Glen Retirement Community, which is located South of Worthington, Wesley Ridge Retirement Community, located in Reynoldsburg, and Wesley Woods at New Albany, located just minutes away from downtown New Albany.

The organization provides social, recreational, spiritual, educational and cultural opportunities for its residents and is also an affiliate of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Wesley Glen and Wesley Ridge even have annual Chautauquas that are run by the campus chaplains. Read More

Staff Blogger: Danielle Zoellner, Photography/Videography Intern


I met Maple Woods while photographing her next to a plant because I liked the colors. She caught me, I apologized and we laughed it off. We made small talk about photography, dogs, and some other things I can’t remember.

I told her I really liked her outfit; it was simple but the colors complimented her. She wore delicate gold jewelry, which she said suited her best. One particular bracelet stood out from the rest.

“It was my husband’s,” she said. “He made it.”

I was impressed, and maybe she saw that I was intrigued, because she answered my questions before I even had to ask them.

“He made it out of shotgun shells from when he served in Vietnam,” she said. “And, it’s not gold, but copper.”

“It was a gift,” she continued to say. “He gave it to me the first time he told me, ‘I love you.’”

I felt my face displaying my amazement, but I had no words. We both sort of smiled and looked at the bracelet she had been holding the whole time. Read More