The Rt. Rev. W. Michie ("Bishop Mike") Klusmeyer, Episcopal Bishop of West Virginia, will be the final speaker in the Lenten series at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"We are incredibly blessed to have Bishop Mike," said Fr. John Hagan, priest-in-charge at St. Matthew's. "He's articulate, eloquent, warm, and funny and will be a great complement to the diverse speakers we have had in this series."
Rabbi Victor Urecki, Dean Olof Scott, Rev. Ron English, and Monsignor Ed Sadie have each spoken on recent Wednesday nights about Jesus' death and resurrection from their denomination's perspective.
Attendance in the series has been between 55 and 95 on the previous four Wednesdays.
"I think it shows that people are hungry to hear gifted clergy explain their church (and synagogue's) teaching on Jesus," Hagan said.
"We offer a simple soup and salad meal at 6:30pm and people have been pouring in to hear esteemed community religious leaders speak about their faith."
The Lenten talk by Klusmeyer will close the series, but Hagan noted that in mid-April St. Matthew's will begin a four-week book discussion on "Proof of Life" by noted neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, again on Wednesday nights.