Longtime Christian Brothers Services employees Jim Ceplecha and Pamela Mott were honored with Letters of Affiliation (AFSC) during a ceremony in June 2022 at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.
Ceplecha has served in a variety of roles at Christian Brothers Services over 40 years, currently as director of Defined Contribution Plans. Connecting with the Lasallian mission at a young age, he attended St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, to which he remains connected as a donor. He currently serves a faculty member of Lewis University’s Exploring Lasallian Mission (ELM) workshop since its inception in 2007.
Mott served Lasallian ministries for 47 years in leadership roles in human resources both at Lewis University and Christian Brothers Services and as a board director for La Salle Manor Retreat Center in Plano, Illinois. Even after her retirement in 2018, she continues to serve the Lasallian mission as a trustee at Lewis University as a member of its mission and diversity committee and on the boards of La Salle Manor and Christian Brothers Employee Retirement Plan.
Affiliation is a formal recognition and acknowledgement extended by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools to people who have supported the Brothers in their work, not only through outstanding gifts and services, but also through their professional, personal and fraternal relationship with them. In presenting to them Letters of Affiliation, the Brothers welcome and celebrate affiliates as honorary members of the Institute.