Who are the De La Salle Brothers of the Christian Schools? A mission began with John Baptist de La Salle in the poverty and war-stricken land of France in the late 1600s. Today, that mission continues with Brothers and Lasallian educators worldwide focused on educating the poor in hopes of one day breaking the cycle of poverty.

The Christian Brothers

The Christian Brothers at CBU pass on a tradition handed down from Saint John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers in the Roman Catholic Church. They live in community and support one another and their associates in fulfilling the Church’s apostolic mission of service through education. While teaching is their central activity, Brothers and their colleagues work as administrators, staff, counselors, and advisors. It is this collective contribution from everyone that keeps De La Salle’s spirit of faith and zeal alive.

The Christian Brothers in Memphis also operate Christian Brothers High School.

The Christian Brothers’ history at CBU, dating back to 1871, is one that continues to touch the lives of students and colleagues alike. And it is one that promises to reach far into the future.

The Christian Brothers of Memphis

  • Brother Joel Baumeyer, FSC (Retired, Christian Brother in Residence)
  • Brother Patrick Conway, FSC (Director of McLaughlin Social Justice Institute)
  • Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, FSC (Retired, Christian Brother in Residence)
  • Brother Michael Fugger, FSC (Christian Brothers High School, Faculty)
  • Brother Mark Gubbels, FSC (Retired, Christian Brother in Residence)
  • Brother Joel McGraw, FSC (Christian Brothers High School, Retired)
  • Brother Terence McLaughlin, FSC (Retired, Christian Brother in Residence)
  • Brother Alan Parham (Campus Minister)
  • Brother David Poos, FSC (Christian Brothers High School, President)
  • Brother Michael Schmelzer, FSC (Adjunct Professor of Education)
  • Brother Thomas Sullivan, FSC (Director of the Brothers Community, Adjunct Instructor of Biology)
  • Brother Robert Werle, FSC (Retired, Christian Brother in Residence)
The CBU Brothers Community