Two LUM Executive Directors Connect in DC


Jud Dolphin & Joe Micon Meet in Washington DC

Joe Micon, current LUM executive director, recently visited with Jud Dolphin, immediate past LUM executive director, in Washington DC, the current residence for Jud.

The visit included in-depth conversations about issues facing the families served by Lafayette Urban Ministry and a special visit to All Souls Church Unitarian. Joe and Jud attended service and visited with senior minister, the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies.

Joe Micon returned this week energized and ready to share what he learned on his trip with the LUM staff and board of directors.

Special thanks to Jud Dolphin for his hospitality and to Rev. Hardies for his service and personal time.

{Pictured above L to R: Jud Dolphin, Robert Hardies & Joe Micon.}


Jud Dolphin was the LUM Executive Director from 1978 to 1990. After 40 years working with social change organizations, Jud Dolphin retired and then joined the US Peace Corps. From 2009 to 2011, he served with the US Peace Corp in Konotop, Ukraine. He returned to Washington, DC where he taught English to new immigrants, conducted watercolor painting classes and furthered his personal artistic interests. Currently, Jud, through the US Peace Corps, is in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, working as an organizational specialist with an NGO whose mission is to alleviate poverty.

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