Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Lew Parks

We are excited to announce our 2024 Mid Winter Institute Keynote Speaker, Rev. Dr. Lew Parks. Dr. Lew Parks is an ordained elder in the Susquehanna Conference. He received pastoral
appointments to churches of all sizes across the conference while active in the connection. Presently he is Assistant Pastor at First UMC, Hershey. Dr. Parks is also Professor Emeritus at
Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC for which he continues to teach online courses in UM polity, church leadership, and vital small churches. He has published three books
through Abingdon. His lifelong companion in ministry is Peggy. They have two children and six grandchildren, happily for them, all presently living in Pennsylvania.