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LUM Board & Staff – Sharpening Their Skills

LUM Leadership Participate in Governance Series

Since February, several LUM board & staff members have been participating in the Eberle Nonprofit Board Governance Series. The Eberle Series is a seven-session educational program that focuses on nonprofit essentials including board-staff relations, fundraising and strategic planning.

Participating from LUM are (pictured L to R) Deb Parent, board vice president; Chuck Anderson, board president; Pablo Malavenda, executive program director; Nina Morgan, board personnel committee chair; Wes Tillett, executive director; and the Rev. Dr. Gladys Nwabah, board program, planning & evaluation committee chair. Next month at the final Eberle Series workshop, each LUM participant will be awarded the “Leader with Purpose” certificate.

Thanks to North Central Health Services, The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette and United Way for presenting this series.

Message from the LUM President

Get Involved to Advance the Work of LUM

Dear Friend of LUM,

It is my honor to serve as President of the LUM Board of Directors. Each member of our Board represents their church partnering with LUM to tackle basic human needs and uplift people in Tippecanoe County. 

Lafayette Urban Ministrycreates a larger vehicle for making a difference in Greater Lafayette than an individual church can make by itself.

I am thankful for LUM staff, donors, volunteers and Board members who work together to restore the hope and the self respect which all people need and deserve.

As you learn more about the programs of LUM, I hope you are inspired to get involved or increase your involvement to advance the important work of Lafayette Urban MinistryThank you for your interest and support.


Cheryl A. Fowler
President, Board of Directors

LUM Board Visits Summer Programs in Action

LUM Board Tours Food Pantry & 5th Quarter

This week, members of the LUM Board of Directors made two site visits. They visited the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program at First Christian Church and the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry at St. John’s Episcopal Church (both on N 6th Street, Lafayette).

Joe Micon, LUM executive director, led the tour and shared,

“It is important for the LUM Board members to get out and see first hand who we serve, how we serve, and where we serve. Monthly reports are helpful, but visiting a site is more powerful.”

Mark Thomas, president of the LUM Board, who attended the tours stated that

“It was a wonderful day — and an affirmation that the LUM staff are doing great work and as a whole LUM is continuing to have a tremendous impact on the families in our community.”

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5th Quarter Summer Learning Program

{Pictured L to R: Back Row — Cindy Nycz, LUM board member; Mark Thomas; food pantry volunteers: Jack Kauffman, Kathie Basden, & Noah Kauffman; Front Row — Susie Riley, LUM board treasurer and Molly Kauffman, food pantry volunteer.}

Pizza & Perspectives with Bishop Doherty

The LUM Board of Directors invites you to attend Pizzbishopdohertya & Perspectives — an event to educate the LUM board, staff and friends on current issues and topics impacting our community. This Pizza & Perspectives will feature remarks from Bishop Timothy L. Doherty from the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. The event is FREE and pizza and soft drinks will be provided. Pizza & Perspectives event details are as follows:

  • Date: Wednesday, August 17
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Place: LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center
    — Board Room, 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette

For more information about Pizza & Perspectives, please email lum@lumserve.org.