Christian Brothers Conference announces Chris Swain, former Lasallian Volunteer, as the new Regional Coordinator for Lasallian Vocation Ministry. He will work closely with Christian Brothers Conference and the Regional Vocation Formation Committee (RVFC) to lead an enhanced approach to vocations promotion, including that of the LVs. Through this collaboration, they will promote and recruit vocations related to the Lasallian charism, including educators and LVs, as well as the Brothers and other vocations to the church. Swain, who currently serves at Justin-Siena High School in Napa, CA, will be the first lay person to lead Lasallian vocation efforts full time for the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN).
With nearly 15 years of involvement with the Lasallian mission, Swain brings a strong Lasallian background and commitment to vocation. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, Swain served as an LV for two years at the former San Miguel School in Camden, NJ, and was a student teacher at De La Salle High School in Concord, CA. He currently serves as the Director of Community/Student Activities at Justin-Siena High School, where he has also taught religion and coached tennis. Swain is a member of the Regional Young Lasallians Committee and was a delegate to the 2014 International Symposium of Young Lasallians.
“I am delighted in the choice of Chris for this new full-time position to support the RVFC in its work of vocation promotion, to collaborate with the LVs staff in attracting young men and women to serve as volunteers, and with Christian Brothers Conference in promoting the vocation of teaching to women and men aspiring to serve in Lasallian ministries,” said Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, former RELAN General Councilor, who was elected Superior General of the Institute on May 20, 2014. “Chris’ lived experience as an LV and young Lasallian will stand him in good stead for this ministry.”
Swain will begin his role on July 1, 2014.