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From left, Brother Michael Fehrenbach, FSC (Midwest District Visitor), Tom Southard (Christian Brothers Conference executive director), Brother Florent Gaudreault, FSC (Francophone Canada District Visitor), Brother Nick Gonzalez, FSC (San Francisco New Orleans District Visitor), and Brother Robert Schaefer, FSC (District of Eastern North America Visitor), at the Regional Visitation of the Superior General and General Council in June 2023

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 Regional executive director 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: Brother Larry Schatz, FSC (Chair), Kenenna Amuzie, Brother Frank Byrne, FSC, Brother David Caretti, FSC, Brother Timothy Coldwell, FSC, Justin Martineau, Brother Alan Parham, FSC, Brother Chris Patiño, FSC, Brother Iñigo Riola, FSC, Brother Ed Shields, FSC, Chris Swain, Brother Steven Vasoli, FSC

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 Chris Patiño, FSC (Chair), Brother Frank Byrne, FSC, Brother Timothy Coldwell, FSC, Sister Joann Heinritz, CSJ, Brother Thomas Johnson, FSC, Brother Steve Vasoli, 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 Joseph Saurbier, FSC, (chair), Brother Timothy Froehlich, FSC, Pamela Gleeson, Jim Lindsay