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.
|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|
|2018 Father Robert “Bud” Grant|
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