Scripture Meditation Leaders

(In alphabetical order)

Revd. Dr. Stephen Cherry

Revd. Dr. Stephen Cherry is the Director of Studies in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion and also the Dean at King’s College Cambridge.

Cherry is an active writer and speaker on areas of Christian spirituality and practical theology. He has recently published God-Curious: Asking Eternal Questions, a book encouraging the study of theology, and The Dark Side of the Soul, a book on sin.

Prior to being dean at King’s, he was Residentiary Canon of Durham Cathedral and and Director of Ministerial Development and Parish Support for the diocese of Durham. Additionally, he was the Chaplain at King’s from 1989 – 1994.

Christin Ditchfield Lazo

Christin Ditchfield Lazo is an author, popular conference speaker, and syndicated radio host.

She is the best-selling author of A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia. Her literature curriculum guides have introduced thousands of elementary school children to the world of Narnia. She has written more than 70 other books and Bible studies, including What Women Should Know About Letting It Go.

Christin first met Andrew Lazo when they were interviewed on a radio program about their respective contributions to Women and C.S. Lewis. They were married earlier this year.

Maggie Guite

Margaret (Maggie) Guite is an Anglican parish priest in the diocese of Ely.

Currently, she is Rector of a team of parishes about 10 miles East of Cambridge, and she particularly enjoys village ministry. Previously she has been a Deaconess (before the Church of England ordained women as priests), and then a parish priest of villages north of Cambridge, and in Newnham just along the road from Robinson College.

She did a PhD on the theology of the Second Vatican Council rather a long time ago now, and taught Doctrine and Preaching for eight years in theological colleges in Cambridge during the 1980s.

Scott Key

Scott Key serves as professor of Philosophy at California Baptist University.

He has served CBU for 27 years in a variety of areas including: Director of the Great Works Program (a 4 year great books program), Department Chair, director of two off-campus program sites, and a regular part of the Honors Program faculty.

He is currently working on a book exploring the nature of truth in the Gospel of Mark.



Fr John Morrison

John Morrison is an Episcopal priest and a retired teacher. Ordained in 1980, he has served parishes across Long Island and taught for 36 years at Bay Shore High School. He was also Professor of Literature and Theology at the Mercer School of Theology in Garden City, New York.

He is the author of numerous articles in the “Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society,” most recently “Michael O’Brien and C. S. Lewis: the Apocalyptic Imagination”, and of a book: To Love Another Person: A Spiritual Journey through Les Miserables.

On three occasions he was nominated for Who’s Who by his students and received the Teacher of Excellence award from the New York State English Council.


Michael Ward

Michael Ward is a Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford. Though based at Blackfriars in Oxford, Dr Ward also has appointments at two American universities. He is Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, and Visiting Professor at St Katherine College (CA).

He is also the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis.

As an Anglican clergyman, he formerly served as Chaplain of St. Peter’s College (Oxford) and as Chaplain of Peterhouse (Cambridge). He was resident Warden of “The Kilns,” Lewis’s Oxford home, from 1996 to 1999. He is a Senior Member (Faculty Supervisor) of Oxford Students for Life.

The Most Reverend Kallistos, Metropolitan of Diokleia

Kallistos Ware (formerly Timothy Ware) is Metropolitan of Diokleia.

Ware was a lecturer at Oxford teaching Eastern Orthodox Studies for 35 years until his retirement in 2001. He is also the Chairman of the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue. In 2007 he was elevated to Metropolitan by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He continues to travel widely and give lectures on Eastern Orthodoxy.

His best known writings are The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way. Furthermore, he has undertaken the translation (along with two others) of the Philokalia, a collection of monastic and spiritual writings from the fourth and fifth centuries. He has taken part in every Summer Institute since 1991.

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