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Eileen Weiss – Celebrating 15 Years of Service


A Fitting Tribute to a Remarkable Career


Community members and friends of LUM gathered recently to celebrate the remarkable career of Eileen Hession Weiss at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

After 15 years at LUM, most recently as the Business Manager, Eileen has decided to move on and dedicate her time and talent to her family, the City of Lafayette as a member of the City Council, and the many faith and community organizations, with which she is involved.

The celebration was well attended and a fitting tribute to Eileen honoring her tremendous positive impact on the community to the betterment of local families and children. Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, emceed the event at First Christian Church (Lafayette), which included presentations by Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker and City of Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski (pictured). A choir of some of the most talented vocalists also performed some of Eileen’s favorites. Of course, the choir was directed by the honoree, Eileen Weiss, and was the highlight of the celebration.

Join in thanking and congratulating Eileen Weiss with wishes for continued success and happiness. In lieu of gifts, Eileen has requested a personal note or card and a tribute donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry. To make a tribute donation in honor of Eileen, click the button below.

Eileen Hession Weiss


15 Years of Service to LUM



Eileen Weiss

Eileen Hession Weiss has had a remarkable career and has made a significant positive impact on the community through her work with Lafayette Urban Ministry and the City of Lafayette.

Eileen has been a part of the LUM staff for more than 15 years. She served as the LUM project manager (1999-2001) and the LUM business manager for four years (2009-2013). Although she retired from LUM in 2013, Eileen continued to process payroll, fill in for the executive director and business manager during their personal time off, and assist with LUM Camp from 2013 to 2017. Eileen coordinated LUM Camp in 2017 and then began her second stint as the LUM business manager in 2018. Over the years, Eileen has directed Jubilee Christmas, Tax Assistance Program, Community Thanksgiving Feast and Hunger Hike. She produced the first LUM Follies and directed the live entertainment each year from 2013 through the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022. 

Eileen also has been an important part of the City of Lafayette government. She is currently serving on the City Council and served as the City Clerk from 1984-1995. Eileen is a parishioner of The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, was their Director of Music on-and-off from 1983 to 2001, and has sung in their choir since 1964. Eileen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole.


After 15 years at LUM, most recently as the Business Manager, Eileen decided to move on in September 2022 and dedicate her time and talent to her family, the City of Lafayette as a member of the City Council, and the many faith and community organizations, with which she is involved. Join us in thanking and congratulating Eileen Weiss with wishes for continued success and happiness. In lieu of gifts, Eileen has requested a personal note or card and a tribute donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry. To make a tribute donation, click the button below.

Join Us in Celebration of Eileen Hession Weiss!


Retirement Celebration – Wednesday, September 28


Eileen Hession Weiss, LUM Business Manager, will retire at the end of this month, and you are invited to attend her retirement celebration. The details are as follows:

  • DATE – Wednesday, September 28
  • TIME – 7 p.m.
  • PLACE – First Christian Church, 329 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN
  • RSVP by Monday, September 26 by clicking the button below

In lieu of gifts, Eileen has requested a personal note or card and a tribute donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry. To make a tribute donation, click the button below.

Eileen Weiss

Eileen has had a remarkable career and has made a significant positive impact on the community through her work with Lafayette Urban Ministry and the City of Lafayette.

Eileen has been a part of the LUM staff for more than 15 years. She served as the LUM project manager (1999-2001) and the LUM business manager for four years (2009-2013). Although she retired from LUM in 2013, Eileen continued to process payroll, fill in for the executive director and business manager during their personal time off, and assist with LUM Camp from 2013 to 2017. Eileen coordinated LUM Camp in 2017 and then began her second stint as the LUM business manager in 2018. Over the years, Eileen has directed Jubilee Christmas, Tax Assistance Program, Community Thanksgiving Feast and Hunger Hike. She produced the first LUM Follies and directed the live entertainment each year from 2013 through the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022. 

Eileen also has been an important part of the City of Lafayette government. She is currently serving on the City Council and served as the City Clerk from 1984-1995. Eileen is a parishioner of The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, was their Director of Music on-and-off from 1983 to 2001, and has sung in their choir since 1964. Eileen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole.

Join Us in Celebration of Eileen Hession Weiss!


Retirement Celebration – Wednesday, September 28


Eileen Hession Weiss, LUM Business Manager, will retire at the end of this month, and you are invited to attend her retirement celebration. The details are as follows:

  • DATE – Wednesday, September 28
  • TIME – 7 p.m.
  • PLACE – First Christian Church, 329 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN
  • RSVP by Monday, September 26 by clicking the button below

In lieu of gifts, Eileen has requested a personal note or card and a tribute donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry. To make a tribute donation, click the button below.

Eileen Weiss

Eileen has had a remarkable career and has made a significant positive impact on the community through her work with Lafayette Urban Ministry and the City of Lafayette.

With LUM, Eileen served as the LUM project manager (1999-2001) and the LUM business manager for four years (2009-2013). Although she retired from LUM in 2013, Eileen continued to process payroll, fill in for the executive director and business manager during their personal time off, and assist with LUM Camp from 2013 to 2017. Eileen coordinated LUM Camp in 2017 and then began her second stint as the LUM business manager in 2018. Over the years, Eileen has directed Jubilee Christmas, Tax Assistance Program, Community Thanksgiving Feast and Hunger Hike. She produced the first LUM Follies and directed the live entertainment each year from 2013 through the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022. 

Eileen also has been an important part of the City of Lafayette government. She is currently serving on the City Council and served as the City Clerk from 1984-1995. Eileen is a parishioner of The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, was their Director of Music on-and-off from 1983 to 2001, and has sung in their choir since 1964. Eileen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole.

Meet the New LUM Business Manager


Eileen Weiss Returns to LUM Staff

Eileen Hession Weiss, a familiar face at LUM, has returned to serve as the business manager.

Eileen initially retired in 2013. She returned last year to assist with LUM Camp, and has also served as the LUM business manager for four years and was a LUM project manager for 21 months. Additionally, Eileen has directed Jubilee Christmas, Tax Assistance Program, Community Thanksgiving Celebration and Hunger Hike, and assisted with the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies. Besides her work with LUM, another highlight of her career was when she was elected to serve as the City Clerk for the City of Lafayette from 1984-1995.

Eileen is excited to return to LUM as the half-time, business manager.

Joe Micon, LUM executive director stated,

“We’re always thrilled to work with Eileen and are confident that she will once again add so much to our work with assisting those in need in our community.”

Eileen shared,

“This opportunity came at a perfect time. Although I still live in Illinois, it gives me a chance to use my God given gifts while contributing to this community that I love, through the good work of LUM.”

In her free time, Eileen enjoys being with her grandchildren (Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole), singing and ministering at her church in Des Plaines, IL, and serving as president of her condo board in Elk Grove Village, IL.


Eileen Hession Weiss is Back!


Eileen is Serving as Assistant LUM Camp Director

Eileen Hession Weiss is a familiar face at LUM, who has returned to assist with LUM Camp 2017.

Eileen officially retired in 2013. She served as the LUM business manager four years and prior to that was a LUM project manager for 21 months in 2000 & 2001.

At LUM, Eileen has directed Jubilee Christmas, Tax Assistance Program, Community Thanksgiving Celebration and Hunger Hike; and assisted with LUM Camp & LUM Follies. One of the highlights of her career was when she was elected to serve as the City Clerk for the City of Lafayette from 1984-1995.

Although Eileen now enjoys retirement closer to her grandchildren, Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole, she has been willing to return to LUM to assist when needed.  Joe Micon, LUM executive director shared, “we’re thrilled and honored to have Eileen back — even if it is only for a few weeks.”

 

Eileen Weiss announces her retirement


2013-04-12 EileenEileen Hession Weiss became the LUM business manager four years ago this June. Prior to her work as business manager, she was a LUM project manager for 21 months in 2000-01. From 1996-2009, Eileen was the comptroller and controller for three separate auto groups. One of the highlights of her career was when she was elected to serve as the City Clerk for the City of Lafayette from 1984-1995. Eileen has decided to retired from full-time employment to move to Elk Grove Village, Illinois, which is much closer to her grandchildren — Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole. After her retirement, Eileen will continue to work part-time with LUM on various business projects. Eileen is a parishioner of The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception and has sung in their choir since 1964.  She was their Director of Music from 1983 to 2001.


Please join us to celebrate this phenomenal individual and her work with Lafayette Urban Ministry. Eileen’s Retirement Party details are as follows:

  • Wednesday, June 26
  • 4 – 6 p.m.; 5 p.m. Brief Program
  • Bishop’s Hall at Cathedral of St. Mary, 1207 Columbia St., Lafayette

We congratulate Eileen on her retirement; and wish her the best in the future and God’s blessings.


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To view the Facebook event for Eileen’s Retirement Party, click HERE.



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