“The purpose of this Institute is to provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, according to the ministry which the Church has entrusted to it.”

— Rule of the Brothers

The Midwest District, in conjunction with the Lasallian Region of North America, conducts programs and activities designed to provide information, support, and accompaniment for their own growing sense of vocation in the Church and ask them to consider for themselves their vocation or calling, including the vocation to the Brothers and other forms of religious life.


  • Foster a culture of vocations and accompaniment at the District and local levels
  • Ongoing communication with ministries and Brother communities
  • Provide resources and opportunities for vocation ministry, including but not limited to Lasallian formation, developing structures of accompaniment, and public relations.


  • Further growth and understanding of Culture of Vocations and Accompaniment
  • Increase opportunities for discernment of Lasallian vocation, especially the Brother vocation, that involves integration of faith, service, and community experiences
  • Greater collaboration with and among local ministries, the Region, and wider Church

Meet the Vocation Team

Brother Larry Schatz, FSC

Director of Vocation Ministry

Brother Larry Schatz, FSC

Brother Alan Parham, FSC

Director of Vocation Promotion

Abby Michels

Midwest District Director of Lasallian Youth

Brother Rob Veselsky, FSC

Lasallian Vocation Minister

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