Niles Interfaith Banquet set

NILES — Dan Bryant of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church will be the guest speaker at the annual Niles Interfaith Banquet April 23 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St.

The reception and social will begin 4 p.m., with dinner to follow at 5 p.m.

Host churches will include Niles First United Methodist and New Hope United Methodist, and two scholarships will be presented to local high school seniors.

Bryant began ministry as student pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church while attending seminary. His first appointment in east Ohio was to South Arlington United Methodist Church.

After seven years, he was moved to Church of the Redeemer United Methodist Church, where he served for eight years.

Bryant was appointed to the cabinet in 2009. He received his master of divinity from Wesley Seminary.

The dinner menu will include grilled caprese chicken, potatoes, meatball and pasta, green beans, tossed salad and strawberry shortcake.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased by calling 330-652-0034 or 330-544-1576.