LUM in the Community


November 9, 2012 —
Last weekend, Joe Micon, executive director of LUM, visited churches in the community and engaged with Purdue students. Below is a brief summary of LUM in the Community with Joe Micon’s journey.


Welcome to Fr. Jeff

Fr. Jeff Martin & Joe Micon

Fr. Jeff Martin has been appointed by Bishop Timothy Doherty as the new pastor of St. Mary Cathedral in Lafayette. LUM Director Joe Micon was on hand at Fr. Jeff’s welcome reception to say hello and invite him to LUM for a tour. St. Mary Cathedral’s representative to the LUM Board of Directors is Deb Parent. She is currently serving as LUM’s President.


Immanuel UCC—New Gathering Space

Rev. Dr. Ronald Wunsch & Joe Micon
Rev. Dr. Ronald Wunsch & Joe Micon

Joe Micon is pictured with the pastor of Immanuel United Church of Christ (Lafayette), Rev. Dr. Ronald Wunsch, at the public showing of the church’s recently completed gathering space.


Purdue AG 201

John Haymond, Eric Dean and Alyssa Strumpf
John Haymond, Eric Dean and Alyssa Strumpf

Three Purdue students (John Haymond, Eric Dean and Alyssa Strumpf) from Assistant Dean Pamela V. Morris’ AG 201: Communicating Across Cultures class spent several hours at LUM on Sunday afternoon — they washed windows, interviewed Director Joe Micon, learned about LUM services, and how they fight to tear down stereotypes about the poor.



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