Meet the New LUM Youth Programs Director
Kristina Hogue - Director, LUM Youth Programs
Kristi Hogue is the new LUM Youth Programs director responsible for the After School Program and 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program . She has 23 years experience working with children and has been the d irector of the Right Steps Dennis Burton Child Development Center for the past 18 years .

Kristi grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 24 years, and their three children, Taelynn (18), Jaedren (11) and Maekenna (6). Jaedren & Maekenna have been enrolled in the LUM after school & summer programs for the past couple of years. Kristi graduated from Logansport High School, earned a BS in Child Development & Family Studies from Purdue University, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Kristi is excited about her new role with Lafayette Urban Ministry because there are so many programs at LUM that assist children, families and individuals that benefits the community. She shared, " I hope to impact children and families through the care and education of the children enrolled. I hope to form positive relationships with children and their families as we get to know each other." She is committed to "helping others as well as assisting and watching children grow."

In her free time, Kristi enjoys reading — and most importantly spending time with her family and supporting her children in their activities. LUM is fortunate to have someone with Kristi's experience join the LUM team.
After School Program Teacher's Aides & Interns
Meet the LUM After School Program Team
LUM is thrilled to introduce the After School Program team. Pictured (L to R) are Kristi Hogue, director; Mady Kirts, intern; Kaitlyn Hettinger, teacher's aide; Evie Griffin, intern; and Derrick Williams-Bacon, teacher's aide.

What a talented and caring team! They are assisted each afternoon by volunteers. Please consider volunteering with the After School Program - LUM needs you.
Meet Mady Kirts - New LUM Intern.
Mady grew up and still lives in Lafayette. She graduated from Jefferson High School and is currently enrolled in the Human Services program at Ivy Tech Community College. After she graduates, Mady plans on working in social work and case management at a nonprofit.

At LUM, Mady is an intern with the LUM After School Program.
Has HUNGER HIKE Reached Its Goal? NOT Yet!
4 Ways You Can Still Help - Reach $115,000 Goal
Each year at this time about 85% of the Hunger Hike goal has been reached. So it's important that you still raise funds and give generously.
Here are 4 ways you can still help Hunger Hike 2018 reach its goal:
  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or TeamHERE — then click the TEAM tab
  3. Attend the Dine for $$ Fundraising Night at Texas Roadhouse (Lafayette) THIS Tuesday, September 25, view coupon sheet HERE.
  4. If you have a First Giving page or team — send it out again to all of your contacts asking for more donations, HERE. For more information, click HERE.
Hunger Hike QUICK LINKS:
  • Photos - Hunger Hike Kick-off event & 3K Walk
  • Photos - Hunger Hike 5K Run; Photos - HH5K Run - Just the Runners
  • Results - HH5K by Category; Results - HH5K Overall
  • Recaps - Hunger Hike Recap, HERE; HH5K Run Recap, HERE
Grand Opening - Davidson Conference Room
Room Dedication for Jim & Anna Davidson
You are invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Jim & Anna Davidson Conference Room . The Department of Sociology at Purdue University has named a conference room in honor of Professor Emeritus Jim Davidson, PhD and his wife, Anna. Grand Opening details are as follows:

  • Date - Friday, September 28
  • Time - 2:30 p.m. Greetings & Remarks; 3 p.m. Grand Opening
  • Place - Room 303, Stone Hall, Purdue University - 700 W State Street, West Lafayette
  • RSVP by emailing
  • For more information, please email

Professor Emeritus Jim Davidson, PhD has been active with LUM since the early 1970s. In 1976, Dr. Davidson published The Lafayette Urban Ministry: A Model for Urban Ministries and an Evaluation of LUM . His research which was summarized in this report used LUM as a model for urban ministries that engage local churches in social concerns and action, particularly of low income families. It included the model for urban ministries that was developed and proposed by the LUM Board of Directors in 1976. The Green Book , as it came to be known, has become legendary within Lafayette Urban Ministry and is still relevant and worth reading today.
Walter Wangerin Speaks at Holy Trinity Lutheran
Award Winning, Nationally Known Author
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church invites you to attend a program featuring Dr. Walter Wangerin, Jr., award winning, nationally known author. Event details are as follows:
  • Date - Saturday, September 29
  • Time - 2 p.m.
  • Place - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1005 N 21st Street, Lafayette
  • FREE & open to the public
  • A free will offering will be taken to benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry

Dr. Walter Wangerin, Jr. is one of today’s most gifted writers on faith & spirituality, encompassing several genres including fiction, essay, spirituality, children’s stories, and biblical exposition. Wangerin was on the Lutheran Vespers radio program (1994 - 2005) and served as an inner-city pastor in Evansville for 16 years. The author of more than 40 books, Wangerin lives in Valparaiso, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University.
For more information , please email or call Holy Trinity Lutheran Church ( | 765-447-4205).
Rent-A-Rower for Your Yard Work & Projects
One Purdue Rower - 5 Hours of Work - Only $75
Rent-A-Rower is a unique service provided by  Purdue Crew that allows YOU (members of the community) to hire rowing athletes to help out with housework, yard work and other tasks - and all proceeds benefit Purdue Crew & rowing.

  • $75 for up to 5 hours of work (donation is tax deductible)
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturdays — September 29, October 27 & November 10; and Sundays — October 21 & November 18 (make up day)

If you would like to participate in the Purdue Crew’s Rent-A-Rower program — and hire a rower to help out with work around your house, please fill out this  FORM. If you have any questions about Rent-A-Rower, please ask Purdue Crew on their  Contact Us page or email or call 765-494-3120.