Memphis- The Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers University has named two new members, Bena Cates and Brother Larry Schatz, FSC.
Bena Cates is a Career Fulfillment Collaborator, mainly by connecting clients with prospective situations for mutual advantage. She was the first Director of Corporate Fundraising at MIFA, followed by several years at the Memphis Business Journal as Promotions Director, including the MBJ Small Business Awards. Cates has also served as assistant to the Executive Directors at the Church Health Center and the Mid-South Minority Business Council. She is active in the community and has served on Boards of the MED Foundation, the Methodist Healthcare Foundation and Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal School. Cates graduated from The Westminster Schools and Emory University.
Brother Larry Schatz, FSC was appointed Provincial of the Christian Brothers Midwest District effective July 1, 2011. Previously, Brother Larry served as the Auxiliary Visitor of the Midwest District. In 2000, Brother Larry was one of the founders of San Miguel School of Minneapolis, and he served as President of that institution until December, 2007.
After joining the Christian Brothers, Brother Larry taught at Pacelli H.S. in Stevens Point, WI, from 1979 to 1982, and after completing his novitiate year, he returned there from 1983 to 1985. He then served for five years as campus minister at Holy Angels Academy in Richfield, MN, and from 1990 to 1991 he attended the SIEL (Lasallian Studies) program in Rome. Upon his return, Brother Larry taught for one year at De La Salle High School in Minneapolis, and from 1992 to 1999, he was a campus minister and adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN.
Brother Larry holds a B.A. degree from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, and an M.P.S. degree from Loyola University Chicago. ###