Manning Lectures

The Clifford and Maxine Manning Annual Speaker Series brings a distinguished speaker in religion to Iowa Wesleyan University each year. The series is made possible through a generous endowment by the Rev. Dr. Clifford Manning and Maxine Manning. Rev. Manning was born in Agency, Iowa and graduated from Iowa Wesleyan in 1939. He was ordained as a United Methodist minister, served as a missionary to India, and was a generous philanthropist. The purpose of the Annual Speaker Series is to strengthen the relationship between the university and the United Methodist Church and between the university and the community. The series has brought a distinguished speaker to the university each year beginning in 2004. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Contact Us

Joy Lapp
601 N. Main St.
Mount Pleasant, IA, 52641
319-385-6403

Previous Speakers:

  • 2004  Martin Marty
  • 2005  Tony Campolo
  • 2006  Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
  • 2007  Amy-Jill Levine
  • 2008  Mike Slaughter
  • 2009  Harry Moody
  • 2010  Eboo Patel
  • 2011  Jan Richardson
  • 2012  Joy Carroll
  • 2013  AJ Jacobs
  • 2014  Renita Weems
  • 2015  Shane Claiborne
  • 2016  Diana Butler Bass
  • 2017  Ted Lyddon Hatten

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