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.

CBU Brothers Historical

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 the spirit of faith and zeal alive.

The Christian Brothers in Memphis also operate Christian Brothers High School and De La Salle School at Blessed Sacrament.

The Brothers’ history with the University, 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 Louis Althaus, FSC (CBU Electrical Engineering, Emeritus)
  • Brother Joel Baumeyer, FSC (CBU Mathematics)
  • Brother Ignatius Brown, FSC (CBU Education, Retired)
  • Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, FSC (CBU Special Assistant to the President)
  • Brother Mark Engelmeyer, FSC (Christian Brothers High School)
  • Brother Michael Fugger, FSC (Christian Brothers High School)
  • Brother Mark Gubbels, FSC (CBU Business Office, Retired)
  • Brother Philip Jones, FSC (Christian Brothers High School)
  • Brother Matthew Kotek, FSC (Christian Brothers High School)
  • Brother Joel McGraw, FSC (Christian Brothers High School)
  • Brother Terence McLaughlin, FSC (Former CBU President)
  • Brother Robert O’Kane, FSC (Christian Brothers High School)
  • Brother David Poos, FSC (Christian Brothers High School)
  • Brother Michael Schmelzer, FSC (CBU Education)
  • Brother Walter Schreiner, FSC (CBU Mathematics)
  • Brother Thomas Sullivan, FSC (CBU Campus Ministry, CBU Biology)
  • Brother Robert Werle, FSC (Retired)