On 16-18 October 2015, the Diocese of Surabaya held an expo to promote the Catholic lay groups in Surabaya. The expo took place in the convention hall of Tunjungan Plaza Surabaya. Forty-five lay groups participated in the expo. One of the them is the Lay Carmelite community of St. Therese of Child Jesus – Surabaya. They provided all information about Lay Carmelite and the Carmelite Order. They also distributed brochures to anybody who were interested to know more or to become members of the Lay Carmelite community. All members of the Lay Carmelite participated in the program. They were in turns taking care of the booth to provide information to the visitors. More than 6,000 people visited the Expo.
The Lay Carmelite community of St. Therese of Child Jesus – Surabaya has more than fifty members. They meet twice a month at Wisma Karmel (Carmelite House) in Surabaya. The house functions also as their office. The prior at the present time is Wahyudi, TOC.