In addition to Department of Religion programs, Denominational Houses and religious organizations at Chautauqua Institution offer religious services, lectures, and low-cost housing options during the nine-week CHQ Season.

The term “denomination” in CHQ usage is a very inclusive term meaning an institutional faith organization. The 16 denominations at CHQ include the African American Denominational House (AADH), Baha’i Faith, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal, Chabad-Lubavitch Community (Orthodox Jewish), Hebrew Congregation (Reform Jewish), Lutheran, Presbyterian, the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), United Church of Christ (UCC), United Methodist, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship(UU) and Unity. Eleven of these denominations have Denominational Houses on the grounds.

Religious organizations (not denominations) at CHQ that offer religious services, programming and/or housing include the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons (IOKDS), Chautauqua Christian Fellowship (CCF), and the Ecumenical Community of Chautauqua (ECOC).

Please use the contact information below for more information about programming and accommodations.

Baha'i Faith 

Rick Snyder Chair 716.372.3663

Baptist House

35 Clark Avenue
PO Box 1155

Gerri Ellsworth President 814.725.5762

Catholic House | 716.237.7135 (season)

Jane McCarthy President  
Jackie Williams Registrar  
Jeanne Hatheway Off-Season Rental 716.269.9300

Chabad Lubavitch of Chautauqua 

Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin Spiritual Leader 917.364.1013
716.357.3467 (Season)
Barry R. Perlis President  

Chautauqua Association Disciples of Christ (CADC) "Disciples Houses"

Tom and Kathy Brownfield CADC Administrators 716.581.3212
716.357.4263 (Season)

Chautauqua Christian Fellowship

Francie Pickens Oliver Chair 512.587.8120
716.357.2711 (Season)

Christian Science House and Chapel | 716.357.2334 (Season)

Rick Knowles President 702.280.0348

Ecumenical Community of Chautauqua | 716.581.3659

John and Kathy Woods Managers (Weeks 1-9) 330.565.2923 (John); 330.565.2514 (Kathy)
E. Carol Maxwell Registrar 716.581.3659 or
Rev. Nathan Day Wilson Board President  317.604.9352

Episcopal Cottage | 716.357.3673 (May 1–Sept. 1)

Judie Borden In-Season Reservations 404.457.2225 or
Joyce Brasted Off-Season Rentals 716.581.3903
Glenn Chichester Board Chair  814.504.9854 or

Everett Jewish Life Center at Chautauqua (EJLCC) 

Bobbie/Joe Lewis Hosts 716.357.2077 (Season)

Hebrew Congregation at Chautauqua

Larry Cohen and Gloria Gould Co-Presidents 716.357.0002 (Season)

Hurlbut Memorial Community United Methodist Church 

Rev. Carmen Perry Pastor 716.357.4045

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons (IOKDS) | 716.357.4951

Janet Laude International President  

Lutheran House 

Jerry and Sue Keppel Hosts 716.837.4602
716.357.2135 (Season)

Presbyterian House

David Lee  Manager 716.357.5011 (Season)
Kathy Taylor Reservations

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

28 Ames | Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sundays

Sharon Castle   202.210.3338
Sue Tannehill    716.406.8495

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Dave Bower Registrar
Roger Doebke President
Linda and John Patterson Season Hosts  716.357.8169 (Season)

Chautauqua UCC Society (United Church of Christ) | Mayflower House, Reformed Church House, Headquarters Building

John Rodgers Chaplain Administrator 716.357.5491 (Season)
Grace Lipman Registrar 561.714.6779
716.357.5491 (Season)

United Methodist House 

Bob and Karen Douds Hosts 412.795.3276
716.357.2055 (Season)

United Methodist Missionary Vacation Home 

Rev. Paul Womack & Rev. Natalie Hanson Hosts 716.807.1728

United Methodist Fenton Memorial Deaconess Home

Jo Sheetz Host

Unity of Chautauqua

Rev. Barbara Williams Minister 727.278.8851
Kelly Mareri President 716.664.1392