This page will be updated with more Summer Institute clergy as they are confirmed. There will be a total of four scripture meditation leaders, a chaplain, and one closing service preacher.

Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite is an Anglican priest; Chaplain & Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge University; a poet; and the lead singer and founder of the rock band Mystery Train.

Malcolm teaches Literature and Pastoral Theology for the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges. He is involved with a number of projects linking theology and the arts, and has published poetry, literary criticism and theology in various journals.

His books include nonfiction – Beholding the Glory and What Do Christians Believe? – and poetry – The Singing Bowl; Waiting on the Word: A Poem a Day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany; and The Word in the Wilderness: A Poem a Day for Lent and Easter. He contributed to The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. As founder of the rock band, Mystery Train, he writes lyrics and performs on guitar and vocals.

Andrew Lazo, Summer Institute Chaplain

Andrew Lazo is a speaker and writer specializing on C.S. Lewis and the Inklings. He is a frequent speaker around the U.S. and U.K. and has written several articles on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

In 2009, Andrew published Mere Christians: Inspiring Encounters with C.S. Lewis. In 2014 he also was honored to transcribe, edit, and publish a previously unknown book of C.S. Lewis,’ “Early Prose Joy,” which was Lewis’s very first spiritual autobiography.

He is Candidate for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Texas, and currently attends Virginia Theological Seminary preparing for priestly ministry in the Episcopal Church.

He also serves as a Distinguished Lecturer while concurrently pursuing his doctorate in the Romantic Theology program at Northwind Seminary. Andrew lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife, author Christin Ditchfield.

Andrew has served in many roles at the C.S. Lewis Foundation since 2006 and will serve as Chaplain at the 2022 Summer Institute.

More photos and bios will be coming soon!

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