Listen and learn from influential minds

St. John’s Speaker Series is a popular adult education offering held between services at 10:00 AM on select Sundays from September to May. Nationally noted individuals, from scholars and poets to world leaders and faith leaders, present on pressing issues of the day and impactful historical events to expand our knowledge as individuals and as a community.

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Upcoming Speaker Series

There are currently no upcoming Speaker Series events. Please check back soon for updates.

Past Speaker Series

Columba Stewart

Voices of the Ancestors: Saving the World’s Manuscripts from Destruction

May 19, 2024


America’s Story Lives Here

Mark Hudson, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

May 5, 2024


The Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Nancy Stoner, President

Sunday, April 21, 2023


Bell Tower Restoration Project

April 14, 2024


Michael Auslin

Contemporary Geopolitics in Asia

March 10, 2024


Christopher Browne

The National Air & Space Museum

March 3, 2024


The Presidency of Calvin Coolidge

February Presidential Series

February 11, 18, & 25, 2024


All In for DC Kids

Communities in Schools of the Nation’s Capital

January 21, 2024


Alan Cooperman

What Americans Think About Religion

January 14, 2024


Simon Johnson

Power and Progress: The History and Economics of Major Technological Transformations

December 10, 2023


Fiona Hill

Senior Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe

November 19, 2023


Thomas B.F. Cummins

Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art

November 12, 2023