The 2021-2022 cohort of Lasallian Volunteers (LVs) gathered for the final Debriefing Retreat from May 27-30, 2022, at La Salle Manor in Plano, Illinois. The time together was an opportunity to reflect, rest and reconnect with one another.
Brother Brian Henderson, FSC, facilitated the retreat. Having facilitated the retreat for years before “retiring” in 2015, Brother Brian brought to the space his deep passion and love for the Lasallian Volunteers. Brother Ed Phelan, FSC, Maria Capitelli, LV 98-00, Chris Swain, LV 04-06, Anthony Carbone, LV 14-16, Chris Hueg, LV 11-13, and Rachel Bowers, LV 16-19, joined Brother Brian in guiding the LVs through the retreat experience.
On Sunday evening, the program commissioned the LVs as LV alums. Five LVs will be returning to their ministries in either volunteer or paid positions next year. Four LVs will pursue master’s degrees as LV Scholars at Lasallian colleges/universities.
Lasallian Volunteers will come to a close on June 30, 2022, at the end of this service year. The decision to close the program after 32 years was announced in January 2022.