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2013 Lumen Christi Award Nominees
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Jim Romer
Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee

A Visible Sign of Christ’s Love

Representing just .4% of the population in Fentress County, Tennessee, Catholics are a minority. But thanks to Jim Romer, the Catholic faith is as visible as the Appalachian hills. Under Romer’s dynamic leadership, the tiny Catholic community (along with Catholic Extension donors) built St. Christopher’s Church on a hill for all to see. As a lay minister, Romer has built even more—his personal outreach to the local Hispanic community has resulted in a flourishing ministry, complete with Spanish language communion services. And while Romer builds faith within the parish, he also carries it outside of the parish’s doors. As an attorney, he is a daily witness to Christ’s love as he conducts pro bono work with the poor, the elderly and migrant workers who have come to know and trust this gracious man.

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