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Photo: Back row, from left, Brother James Joost, FSC, Brother Chris Englert, FSC, Brother Richard Galvin, FSC. Middle row, from left, Brother Donald Johanson, FSC, Brother Timothy Coldwell, FSC, Brother Dennis Lee, FSC, Brother Lawrence Goyette, FSC. Front row, from left, Brother Nicolas Gonzalez, FSC, Brother John Guasconi, FSC (Recording Secretary), Brother Michael Fehrenbach, FSC, Brother Florent Gaudreault, FSC.

The Regional Conference of Christian Brothers (RCCB) is a canonical body within the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers). It is comprised of the Brother Visitors for each District in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), the General Councilor for the Region, and other invited members. The RCCB establishes and maintains communication, active sharing, and willing cooperation among the Visitors to enhance the vitality of the Lasallian mission and the life of the Brothers in the Region, as well as to achieve a common action.

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Regional Vocation Formation Committee (RVFC)
  • Provides leadership, programs and mutual support at the Regional level in the areas of vocation ministry, initial formation and continuing formation
  • Creates and sponsors seminars, workshops, retreats and other programs designed to meet the specific needs of the Brothers of the Region

Members: Kenenna Amuzie, Brother Michael Andrejko, FSC, Brother Richard Buccina, FSC, Brother David Caretti, FSC, Brother Timothy Coldwell, FSC, Brother Richard Galvin, FSC, Brother Nick Gonzalez, FSC, Brother Thomas Johnson, FSC, (vice chair), Brother James Joost, FSC, Brother Stephen Markham, FSC, Brother Arturo Martinez, FSC, Brother Alan Parham, FSC, Brother Chris Patiño, FSC, (chair), Brother Robert Schaefer, FSC, Brother Larry Schatz, FSC, and Chris Swain

Regional Novitiate Postulancy Committee (RNPC)
  • Advises the Visitors in their determination of policies and curricula for the Regional Postulancy and Novitiate programs
  • Assists the Novitiate and Postulancy staffs to evaluate themselves and their programs

Members: Brother Richard Buccina, FSC, Brother Timothy Coldwell, FSC, (chair), Sister Joann Heinritz, CSJ, Brother Thomas Johnson, FSC, Brother James Joost, FSC, Dr. Phil Miraglia and Brother Larry Schatz, FSC

Regional Finance Committee (RFC)
  • Consists of the treasurer of Christian Brothers Major Superiors (CBMS) and representatives from each of the Districts whose Visitors sit on the board of CBMS
  • Provides advice to the board of CBMS on all financial matters including oversight of the budget process, financial statements, the annual audit or auditor’s review, investment management, and financial policies and practices.

Members: Brother Timothy J. Froehlich, FSC, Pamela Gleeson, Jim Lindsay and Brother Joseph Saurbier, FSC, (chair)