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Name: Jillian Goulet
Position: Youth Education and Music Intern
Hometown: Delaware, OH
College: Heidelberg University
Major: Psychology

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

My family has been coming to Lakeside my whole life. Quite a few of my friends from Heidelberg have been previous interns. My best friend had this position last summer, and hearing about how much she enjoyed it inspired me to apply.

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

I am looking forward to learning the ins and outs of the place I have loved growing up, as well as working with the youth and challenging myself.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

I hope to gain improved planning skills and the ability to explain complex concepts in a simple way. Working with children is such a rewarding experience, so I am hoping to gain some of their knowledge.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer.

One goal I have for the summer is to take advantage of the programming in my free time. Netflix can wait until fall; I want to experience everything here that I can, whenever I can. Read More

The Rev. Starsky D. Wilson is a pastor, philanthropist and activist pursuing God’s vision of community marked by justice, peace and love. He will serve as Lakeside’s Preacher of the Week from July 1-6. This week is supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment.

The Rev. Wilson is Pastor of Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community), an interracial congregation in St. Louis affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

He’s also President/CEO of the Deaconess Foundation, a faith-based, grant making organization devoted to making child well-being a civic priority in the St. Louis region. The Rev. Wilson helped to establish the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, which serves as a collaborative hub for child advocates.

In 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed the Rev. Wilson as Co-Chair of the Ferguson Commission. The commission is made up of 16 citizens empowered to study the underlying conditions and make public policy recommendations to help the region progress through issues exposed by the tragic death of Michael Brown, Jr.

In 2015, the commission released the ground-breaking Forward through Ferguson: A Path toward Racial Equality report, calling for sweeping changes in policing, the courts, child well-being and economic mobility. Read More

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4 with the popular Children’s Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with an already-decorated bike.

In advance of the Children’s Bike Parade, we encourage families to designate a place for children to find their families after they’ve finished passing through the parade.

Out of gratitude for all the joy that Les Cunningham brought to the Fourth of July Children’s Bike Parade for many years, Lakeside is honored to dedicate this year’s parade in his memory.

Following the bike parade will be the Fourth of July Float Parade at 10:15 a.m. Individuals or groups may enter the Float Parade by completing a registration form at www.lakesideohio.com/calendar by 12 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Read More

Name: Danielle Zoellner
Hometown: Milan, OH
College: Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Major/Minor: Journalism and Media Production/Graphic Design and Intercultural Studies

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

I heard about Lakeside for the first time at a Career Fest in Columbus, OH. Even though I have lived in such close proximity my entire life, I never knew a community like this existed.

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

I’m looking forward to the relationships and doing what I love. On the first day of my internship, my supervisor and I discussed the different things I’d be doing this summer and it pumped anticipation into my heart and energizing my mind for this summer. I’m excited to get to know this community in such a personal way. I want to see you and know you; whether you’ve been here your entire life or this is your first year. I want to join you and help create wonderful memories with you. Read More

Staff Blogger: Sammi Piroska, Print/Visual Communications Intern


On Sunday, May 14, 2017, I was full of excitement as I drove through the South Gate to 645 Sycamore Ave., where my peers awaited each other’s arrival. Each intern settled into their room and laughter filled the house as more and more people settled in. As move-in day started to wrap up, hugs were given as parents and siblings left, but a new door opened when we all sat down to eat our first dinner together.

Throughout the summer, the bond of the interns turned from us being housemates to all of us being a family. Going to work every morning was a moment of excitement as I knew I was going to do what I loved while being with people who filled the room with positivity and encouragement.  When the end of the summer came, I didn’t want to leave. The people, the experience, and the community had become a part of my life and had given me summer I would never forget. Although I didn’t know this at the time, this wasn’t a goodbye; it was a “see you next spring!” Read More