“Introduction to the Protestant Reformation”

A Day-Long Workshop        


When Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9:00am – 5:00pm         (Registration begins at 9:00am)
Where St. John’s Episcopal Church, 700 High Street, Worthington, OH   43085
(SE corner of OH-161 & High St)
Cost St. John’s Parishioner Advance purchase (by Sept 1) $20 Register and Pay Now
St. John’s Parishioner Purchase at the door $25
Non-St. John’s Parishioner Advance purchase (by Sept 1) $25 Register and Pay Now
Non-St. John’s Parishioner Purchase at the door $30


Be a Part of History!  You have an opportunity to mark a moment steeped in history:  on October 31, 2017, the world will recognize the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Worthington, is planning an all-day workshop to take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of the theologies and attractions of seven of the major voices of the Protestant Reformation:  Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin, John Knox, Menno Simons, and Thomas Cranmer.

Our event will bring together an exciting mix of clergy and academic specialists from around the area.  The day will be moderated by our very own Rev. Maggie Leidheiser-Stoddard and it will feature five highly-respected speakers talking about the key reformers of the 16th century: Rev. Dr. Chuck Peterson, Dr. Fritz Graf, Dr. Sally Stamper, Pastor Joel Miller, and Dr. Diane Lobody (see schedule below for specifics). Registered participants will receive a reading list in advance and a packet of relevant materials on the day of the workshop.

Ample time has been allowed in the workshop schedule for participants to ask questions and engage in meaningful discussions with speakers.  The day will begin with refreshments and registration, lunch will be provided (including vegetarian options), and we will wrap up with a small reception.

Questions?  Get in touch with nancyelkington@gmail.com


Introduction to the Protestant Reformation

Saturday, September 30, 2017
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Worthington, Ohio

9:00am – 9:30am Registration & refreshments
9:30am Welcome – Rev. Philip College, Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Worthington, Ohio
9:30am – 10:00am The Protestant Reformation – Moderator Rev. Maggie Leidheiser-Stoddard sets context for the workshop and the 16th Century political and religious landscape.  Diocesan Resident, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Worthington, Ohio
10:00am – 11:00am Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon – Pastor Chuck Peterson, Old Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio
11:00am – 11:45am Huldrych Zwingli – Dr. Fritz Graf, Distinguished University Professor, Director of Epigraphy, Department of Classics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch break [buffet with hot and cold beverages]
1:00pm – 1:45pm John Calvin and John Knox – Dr. Sally Stamper, Assistant Professor of Religion, Capital University, Columbus (Bexley), Ohio
1:45pm – 2:30pm Menno Simons and the Anabaptists – Pastor Joel Miller, Columbus Mennonite Church, Columbus, Ohio
2:30pm – 2:45pm [Comfort break]
2:45pm – 3:30pm Thomas Cranmer – Dr. Diane Lobody, Professor of Church History in the Nippert Endowed Chair of Church History and Wesleyan Studies and Director, Doctor of Ministry Program, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
3:30pm – 4:00pm Moderated discussion on the Protestant Reformation
4:00pm – 4:15pm Summary and wrap-up
4:15pm – 5:00pm Reception