Lenten Speaker Series

This season, watch how Lent (and our speakers) gives us tools for deepening and strengthening our faith.

Each Wednesday during Lent, join us for noonday prayer at 12:30 pm with lunch offered before at noon, and after at 1:00 pm, in Satterlee Hall. Click here to register for lunch.

Our Lenten Speakers will also speak later that evening following supper at 6:30 pm in Satterlee Hall. Click here to register for supper.

Please read on for more information about our speakers who will be joining us. For any questions regarding this series, please contact Canon Andrew Grosso at agrosso@trinitysc.org.

March 4: The Rev'd Keith Grogg

Keith-Grogg.jpgKeith Grogg has been the pastor of Montreat Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), just outside Asheville, NC, since April, 2014. Keith received the Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Seminary in Chicago in 1993. He is currently pursuing a D.Min. in Christian Spirituality through Columbia Seminary. 

He was the pastor of Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church, 2000-2014, and before that served a shared ministry in Kannapolis, NC, as pastor of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church and associate pastor of Bethpage Presbyterian Church. He grew up in Bloomington, Illinois, graduated from Indiana University in 1989, and spent the following year in Bedford, England as a PC(USA) Mission Volunteer serving St. Andrew’s (Anglican) Church through the U.K.'s Time for God program.

Keith has been married to Vivian Hare since 1992. Vivian is the director of music at Montreat Presbyterian Church. Their son, John, is at Stanford Law, and their daughter, Clara, is currently a Mission Volunteer serving in the Philippines. 

March 11: The Rev'd Jack Hardaway

Jack-Hardaway.jpgThe Rev. Jack Hardaway has been the Rector at Grace Church Anderson since 2004, having previously served as Rector of St. Paul’s Fort Mill, and the Assistant at St. Peter’s Greenville. He grew up at St. James Greenville, is a graduate of Furman University, and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is currently on his fourth term on the Diocesan Executive Council, has served as Dean of the Foothills Convocation, Deputy to General Convention, the Examining Chaplains, and on the Search Committee for the Eighth Bishop of Upper SC. He enjoys being a Chaplain for summer sessions at Camp Gravatt, and being a Spiritual Director for Happening and Cursillo when invited to do so. 

Jack is married to the Rev. Susan A. Louttit Hardaway, the Rector of St. George in Anderson.  They have three children who are out and about doing interesting things that Jack and Susan get to see from time to time, and two of their children will be marrying their significant others this summer. When he can get away with it, he likes to work quotes into his sermons from C.S. Lewis, Flannery O’Connor and B. B. King.  He has a habit of going on very long walks in out of the way places, and is currently working on a chronic case of being human.

March 18: David Zahl

David-Zahl.jpgDavid Zahl is the founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries, editor-in-chief of the popular Mockingbird website (www.mbird.com), and co-host of The Mockingcast. He and his family live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church, supervising their ministry to young adults and college students.

Zahl is the author of A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll and coauthor of Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints). His most recent book, Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technlogy, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What To Do About It, appeared in 2019 from Fortress Press. David is a licensed lay preacher in the diocese of Virginia (TEC).

March 25: The Rev'd Heidi Kinner

Rev-d-Heidi-Kinner.jpgThe Very Reverend Heidi Kinner served as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps before answering God’s call to ministry.  During her ministry she served churches in California, Alabama, Montana, and now in Florida.  Her great love is Biblical Historical Geography and during a sabbatical year she lived and studied in Israel, walking the land with the Bible in her hands.  Her “sometime” blog can be found at heidikinner.org 


April 1: The Rev'd Dr. Michael Lloyd

Rev-d-Dr-Michael-Lloyd.jpegThe Rev. Dr. Michael Lloyd is the Principal of Wycliffe Hall, the renowned theological college within the University of Oxford. Dr. Lloyd formerly the chaplain at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford and the Director of Studies in Theology at Christ’s College, Cambridge University. Dr Lloyd has taught theology and doctrine at the University of Oxford, Cambridge University and St Paul’s Theological Centre, London. He has published the popular introduction Café Theology and has a particular interest in the doctrine of evil, the problem of pain - and an inexplicable love of cricket.

April 8: The Right Rev'd Andrew Waldo (speaking at noonday service only)

cc-Bishop-Waldo.jpgThe Right Reverend W. Andrew Waldo is the Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. He was elected in 2009. During his term as bishop, Bishop Waldo has proclaimed and implemented a strategic visioning process, calling parishes and individuals to “make, equip and send mature disciples of Christ.”

Bishop Waldo is known for his participation in the innovative and influential South Carolina Bishops’ Public Education Initiative (AME, Episcopal, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, United Methodist). This initiative seeks to enroll thousands of faithful Christians across denominations as tutors and mentors in South Carolina public schools. It also engages, supports and challenges lawmakers and civic leaders as they work to set higher and more equitable standards of education for all of South Carolina’s children. He has also passionately supported the work of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina and its partners to create sustainable and quality education, health care and clean water in Cange, Haiti and its surrounding villages.

Before being ordained a priest in (1989), Bishop Waldo was a performing musician, choral conductor and conservatory faculty member in the Boston area, specializing in Renaissance and Baroque music. He still performs professionally with his family from time to time. His wife, Mary Halverson Waldo, is a Suzuki Recorder Method Teacher Trainer. Bishop Waldo’s approach to discipline and creativity in Christian formation has been deeply influenced by this background.

Above all, Bishop Waldo works in partnership with Diocesan Executive Council and other leaders across the Diocese to address reconciliation and change around difficult issues—race, human sexuality, and economic inequality—with integrity, depth, truthfulness. These efforts are focused on moving beyond talk toward change.