Meet Terri - the New LUM Office Manager+
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up - Giving Time is Blessed
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, introduces you to Terri Anderson, the new LUM office manager/volunteer coordinator. Both Wes & Terri share exciting LUM volunteer opportunities. Read more about Terri below. Please take 57 seconds to watch the video and SHARE with others.
New Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Meet Terri Anderson - New LUM Team Member
Terri Anderson is the new office manager/volunteer coordinator. Terri grew up in Northbrook, IL, and now lives in West Lafayette with her husband, Jason, their two college-aged children and their rescue-pets: Scooby the dog & Bowtie the cat. Due to Jason’s career with the US Army, they have lived in five states and Germany but have returned to West Lafayette three times, in 2004, 2013 and 2019. Terri earned her Master’s degree in Speech Communication from Eastern Illinois University, where she met Jason, and has taught Communication Studies at local community colleges for 16 years. Terri’s children attended West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School. Her daughter is now in her first year at IU School of Medicine, and her son is currently taking classes at Ivy Tech Community College.  

Terri believes in the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and is inspired by the quote, “Carpe diem,” but is most inspired by the life and work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Her favorite quote from Mother Teresa is, “Faith in Action is Love - and Love in Action is Service.” Faith, family, love, friendship and service are important to Terri, and what led her to joining the LUM Team.

As a military family, Terri and her family have found opportunities to volunteer in the schools, at food pantries and with food drives, Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas programs. Terri shared that, “Over the years, I have seen how volunteering, especially along with my children, has taught us so much about our community and brought us closer together as a family. I am excited to give this same experience to others through the work at LUM.” In her free time, Terri enjoys spending time with her family, singing, sewing, crafting, baking, watching movies, playing board games, and doing small acts of kindness for others. 

Please join us in welcoming Terri Anderson as the new Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator. LUM is lucky to have someone with her experience and passion joining the team.
McAllister Foundation Gift for a New Lift
$25,000 Grant to Replace the LUM Elevator
The McAllister Foundation recently awarded LUM Youth Programs$25,000 grant to replace the elevator in the LUM Ray Ewry Center. This gift will have a tremendous positive impact on the students enrolled in the LUM youth programs, especially students not able to walk up the stairs.

Wes Tillett, LUM executive director is pictured receiving the check from Dave Webb, representing the Alfred J. & Dorothy N. McAllister Foundation. LUM is grateful to the McAllister Foundation for their support of the LUM mission to serve local families and children.
LUM Logo Launch - New Look & New Brand
Our Story: Identity, Belonging, Unity, Success
As LUM celebrates 49 years of ministry to the Greater Lafayette community, the leadership is ready to “Launch” a new look, a new logo and a new brand. The event details are as follows:

  • Friday, June 11
  • 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Connection Point Church, West Lafayette
  • Refreshments | Live Entertainment | FREE LUM Logo swag & giveaways

At the LUM Logo Launch event, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, will honor the past and the enduring legacy of Lafayette Urban Ministry. In preparation for LUM’s 50th anniversary, the new Logo signifies a new era with a renewed commitment to offering help and hope to our neighbors in need. Please join us for this historic event and renew your commitment to LUM. RSVP by emailing your name and number in your party to
Cornerstone Students - Service Day at LUM
Cornerstone Private School Students Volunteer
Recently, the Cornerstone Private School (Wolcott) high school students assisted in cleaning and doing outside chores at the LUM office building. Their school's goal is to give their students an opportunity to grow their faith through service work in their own community. The students replaced the mulch around the perimeter of the building with stone. The students were spirited and put in a good day of work. To view more PHOTOS of the CPS day of service, click HERE.

LUM is very thankful for the help from these hard-working students from Cornerstone Private School. LUM relies on groups like these to get most of our outside work done. If your group is interested in helping out with yard-work or mowing the lawns, please email or call us ( | 765-423-2691).