Lasallian Volunteers (LV) welcomed Brother Lawrence Goyette, FSC, to the staff on August 1, 2016, to serve as animator. Brother Lawrence, a longtime friend of Lasallian Volunteers, will support the staff and LVs by aiding in the sharing of the Lasallian charism. He will be based out of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, and spend time in the Washington, D.C. LV office.
Brother Lawrence has worked and/or lived with Lasallian Volunteers for 22 years in Freeport, New York, Concord, California, and Providence, Rhode Island.
“During these many years of association with over 30 LVs I have become a better person and a better Christian Brother,” said Brother Lawrence. “I have enjoyed all my informal experiences acting as a mentor for so many idealistic Lasallians and I hope I can continue to accompany our LVs, especially in their early formative years as educators.”
Brother Lawrence has been a Brother for 49 years, serving as a teacher and administrator. In 1993, he founded The San Miguel School of Providence, which launched the San Miguel movement in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN). Today, there are 11 San Miguel schools in RELAN, which serve at-risk youth typically in grades five through eight.