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LUM Staff Retreat 2018


Recently, the staff members of Lafayette Urban Ministry participated in a daylong “retreat” at Hanging Rock Christian Assembly Camp, West Lebanon.

The main retreat topics for discussion were LUM Volunteers and the LUM Social Justice Ministry including the Campaign for Hoosier Families as well as the LUM Immigration Clinic. Overall, it was a very productive day filled with lively discussion allowing everyone to give input resulting in great ideas for serving volunteers and clients better in all of the LUM program areas.

Additionally the retreat gave the LUM staff an opportunity to learn more about each other — creating a stronger, more effective team. By the end of the day, everyone was refreshed and motivated to be more effective in their work with clients, guests, volunteers, children/students & families.

Thanks to Hanging Rock Christian Assembly Camp for hosting the retreat.

Picture above L to R — Row 1: Kaitlyn Hettinger, Saidie Spikes, Gayle Koning, Susan Brouillette, Linda Hicks; Row 2: Fanesta Williams, Tricia Sembroski, Joe Micon, Connie Kepner Davis, Tiffany Finch-King; Row 3: Danny Pillott, Amanda Bajzatt, Connie Decker, Nate Gick, David Heckert, Josh Prokopy, Ben Murphy; not pictured: Pablo Malavenda. To view more photos, click HERE.

LUM Staff Retreat 2017


The staff of Lafayette Urban Ministry recently participated in a daylong “retreat.” The LUM staff gathered at Hanging Rock Christian Assembly Camp, West Lebanon.




The main retreat topics for discussion were reviewing job duties, feedback on the LUM “clients” website, and planning for LUM’s future. Overall, it was a very productive day filled with lively discussion allowing everyone to give input resulting in great ideas for serving clients better in all of the LUM program areas.



Additionally the retreat gave the LUM staff an opportunity to learn more about each other — creating a stronger, more effective team. By the end of the day, everyone was refreshed and motivated to be more effective in their work with clients, guests, students & families.



Thanks to Hanging Rock Christian Assembly Camp for hosting the retreat.



Picture above L to R —
Row 1: Nikolas Ballard, Amanda Bajzatt, Gayle Koning, Susan Brouillette;
Row 2: Lafayetta Tellis, Gina Williams, Joe Micon, Cindy Haley;
Row 3: Tiara Neal, Joshua Holmes, Tricia Sembroski, Clarinda Crawford, Ernie Haupt, Ben Murphy, Linda Hicks;
not pictured: Pablo Malavenda


LUM Staff Retreat 2016


The staff of Lafayette Urban Ministry recently participated in a daylong “retreat.” The staff gathered in a beautiful home along the Tippecanoe River in Carroll County.


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LUM Staff — front row: Susan Brouillette, Linda Hicks, Tricia Sembroski, Lavelle Felix, Joe Micon; second row: Pablo Malavenda, Cindy Haley, Clarinda Crawford, Amanda Druhan, Marilyn Zerbes; back row: Tyrus Lister, Martin Heartfield, Joshua Holmes, Michael Nocentelli

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The main topic for discussion was how to use the LUM website to better serve LUM “client”
using the LUM website. It was a productive day filled with lively discussion giving everyone a chance to give input on the benefits, drawbacks, appearance and content of the proposed “client online portal.” Small group and large group discussions resulted in many great ideas for serving clients in all of the LUM program areas.


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Additionally the retreat gave the LUM staff an opportunity to learn more about each other — creating a stronger, more effective team. By the end of the day, everyone was refreshed and motivated to better serve our clients, guests, students & families.


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Thanks to Deb Parent who attended as a liaison to the LUM Board of Directors and Susan Brouillette for hosting the retreat. The staff also enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Klein Brot Haus Bakery in downtown Brookston.


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