Hume Teaching Series

SUNDAYS at 10:30 AM

Sunday-Thursday Nights
7:00—8:30 PM

Join us, summer Sunday through Thursday nights as a weekly guest speaker shares compelling biblical teaching seasoned with unique life experiences and personal stories. These free, informal evening sessions are held in the historic Memorial Chapel. Childcare and kids programs are available for a small fee.

Day Camp and affordable Huckleberry Child Care allow you to set your own agenda or pick and choose from our scheduled summer activities.

2024 Hume Teaching Series

June 9-13
Week 1
Jerry Root
Dr. Jerry Root
June 16-20
Week 2
June 23-27
Week 3
Grady Root
June 30-July 4
Week 4
Brian Holland bio picture
Brian Holland
July 7-11
Week 5
July 14-18
Week 6
Dr. Jeremy Treat
July 21-25
Week 7
Picture of Erik Thoennes
Dr. Erik Thoennes
July 28-August 1
Week 8
Dr. Ed Uszynski
August 4-8
Week 9
Darin McWatters
Darin McWatters

Summer Seasonal Lodging

June through August

We do not offer lodging open to the public; however, if you are at Hume attending our free Teaching Series, we do offer the following Summer Lodging:

Hickory Lodge

Up to 4 guests allowed

Joshua Lodge

Up to 4 guests allowed

Other Lodging Options

Private cabins may be available for rent from cabin owners.


Some older mapping services will suggest you take the 245. It is a curvy, winding road that will take you at least an additional hour. DO NOT take 245!

3:00 PM Monday-Friday
4:00 PM Sundays

Check out is at 11:00 AM

There is a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of the first night’s stay due upon making a reservation. The deposit will be forfeited if a reservation is canceled.

We do not offer free guest WiFi at this point in time. We do offer Internet for a fee; however, the speeds here are not fast. Purchase at your own risk.

Lodge rentals during Labor Day weekend may not include additional amenities such as the mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, or phone.


Jerry Root


Dr. Jerry Root is professor emeritus at Wheaton College, as well as a visiting professor at Biola University, Talbot Graduate School of Theology, and Moody Bible Institute teaching C. S. Lewis courses at all three schools. For over forty-one years, Dr. Root has lectured on C.S. Lewis topics at 78 universities in 18 countries. He is the author of numerous C.S. Lewis focused books, articles and publications. He is married to Claudia Root and together they have four married children and 15 grandchildren.

Grady Root


Grady Root is the Senior Pastor at Maricopa Springs Family Church in Maricopa, AZ, which he planted in 2010. He has served in ministry for over 20 years, beginning his career as a student ministry pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. He attended Wheaton College and received his M.Div from Phoenix Seminary with a focus in Biblical & Theological Studies. Grady and his wife Leanne have four children and together enjoy camping, books, board games & serving Jesus in ministry.

Brian Holland


Brian is a disciple of Jesus first who has, by the grace of God, been in some type of pastoral role for 30 years in Southern California. He is currently the Lead Pastor for Ignite City Church. He has a strong desire to see people come to know and follow Jesus passionately and to live in true biblical community. He gets to be married to his best friend, Kelley, and has two amazing sons, Tyler and Dylan. Brian’s purpose in ministry is to help make disciples of Jesus who make disciple-makers.

Bryndan Loritts


Bryndan Crawford Loritts is the son of Dr. Crawford and Karen Loritts. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he received his master’s degree. He’s been a youth pastor, pastored two churches, and is currently the Teaching and Care Pastor at Shadow Hills Church in Las Vegas Nevada. Bryndan and his wife, Lucretia, have 3 daughters. His aim in life is to faithfully preach the word and serve the purposes of God in his moment in history (Acts 13:36)

Jeremy Treat


Jeremy Treat (PhD, Wheaton College) is Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Reality LA in Los Angeles, California and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Biola University. He is the author of Seek First: How the Kingdom of God Changes Everything and The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology. He and his wife, Tiffany, have four daughters and live in Los Angeles.

Dr. Erik Thoennes


Erik Thoennes is a Professor of Theology at Biola University and a pastor at Grace EVFree, La Mirada. He was voted Professor of the Year twice and was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award by his colleagues at Biola University. He is the author of “Life’s Biggest Questions: What the Bible Says About the Things that Matter Most,” and “Biblical and Theological Studies: A Student’s Guide,” Erik and his wife Donna have four children and love the people and ministry of Hume Lake!

Ed Uszynski


Ed is a Content Developer and Oneness Consultant for both Family Life and Athletes in Action, the marriage and sport ministries of Cru. He served many years as a teaching elder at their home church and frequently speaks to college students, men’s groups, and churches around the country. His writing includes contributions to DesiringGod and other online publications, besides a chapter in the four-volume, C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy. He has an M.Div. and Ph.D. in American Culture Studies.

Darin McWatters


Darin is the Senior Pastor of EvFree Fullerton. He is passionate about preaching God’s word, shepherding His people, and embracing faith, knowledge, and hard work in his personal life. He loves identifying timeless ways to lead in the context of a neighborhood church. He and his wife Shannon have been married for 22 years, and have four children, Jack, Hank, Lily, and Will. Darin took Karate in 6th grade, and thinks it’s highly probable that he can still chop a 1×4 in half with his hand.

Chris Lankford


Chris Lankford has served as Lead Pastor at Long Beach Alliance since 2004. He is passionate about the church being a family with a discipleship heart. Chris loves to study, and has degrees from both Biola & Talbot. Chris is married to Melinda (27 years), and they have two awesome adult daughters, Jessalyn (22), and Makayla (18). The Lankford’s are fanatical Dodgers fans, and despite being a semi-grown adult – Chris still spends many hours a week collecting and sorting his baseball cards.

Pet/Animal Policy

No animals allowed except ADA-approved service animals.

We gladly welcome service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Pets providing emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA regulations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Hume Christian Camps and Retreats

Join us for an amazing

Summer at Hume

We’ve opened our lodges and cabins to families and couples! Come up the mountain to worship, hear the Word, and spend time playing together in God’s creation. It’s the best place to be this summer!

Virtual Summer Camp 2020

Missing camp? Try our

Virtual Camp

We’re bringing Hume to you! With chapels hosted by our Camp Directors, you’ll get to participate in worship, play “virtual Rec” games, watch theme videos, and hear from Hume speakers. You don’t want to miss this!

We need help this summer!


As you know, things are a bit different at Hume this summer. The good news? The Lord has made it possible for us to shine His light in some wonderful ways, and we really need your help to make it happen!

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