Eatontown, NJ – The Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, announced, on February 22, 2017, the appointment of Brother Dennis Lee, FSC, as the second Visitor of the District of Eastern North America (DENA), whose term will begin September 1, 2017.
After serving two consecutive four-year terms, the current Visitor Brother Dennis Malloy’s “mandate” as Visitor will conclude on August 31, 2017.
Brother Dennis Lee is a native of Queens, NY, educated at Immaculate Conception School and Mater Christi Memorial High School where his vocation was awakened by the many Brothers who were his teachers. Holding a bachelors’ degree in Sociology from Fordham University (1972), he has subsequently earned masters’ degrees in Education (Fordham, 1978) and Catechetical Ministry (Saint John’s University NY, 1984).
His career has been varied: elementary school teacher (Saint Gabriel’s, Queens, NY); parish work (Saint Cecilia’s, Brooklyn, NY); high school Religion teacher (Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS, Brooklyn, NY); and campus minister (Bishop Loughlin and Manhattan College, Bronx, NY). Since 2002, he has alternated as missionary (Christ the Teacher Institute for Education, Nairobi, Kenya) and as Auxiliary Visitor (legacy LINE District and DENA).
Brother Dennis Lee will continue to carry out into the future the mandate of the Brothers: to oversee the vitality of the Brothers and of the mission, which continues to be to “provide a human and Christian education for the young, especially the poor.” In Brother Robert Schieler’s letter to Brother Dennis Lee he states, “I ask that you pay special attention to the pastoral ministry of vocations, the formation of Partners and the care of our senior Brothers.” With his usual energy and zeal Dennis looks forward to working with all the amazing ministries of the District.
In the coming months, there will be a gradual transition from one Brother Dennis to the other, with the newly appointed Brother Dennis Lee assuming responsibility on September 1, 2017. We thank him for his spirit of service which has been manifested throughout his career, and we ask God’s blessings upon him as he brings together his leadership team.
Special gratitude is extended to Brothers Thomas Casey and Robert Wickman for being nominees throughout the electoral process.