Brother Robert Schieler, Superior General, has appointed Brother Robert Schaefer as the new Visitor for the District of Eastern North America for a term of 4 years from September 1, 2021 until August 31, 2025.

Brother Robert was born in Philadelphia on December 10, 1966.  He completed his undergraduate studies at La Salle University, Philadelphia, earning a degree in English and Communication.  He did further studies at La Salle obtaining a Master of Arts in Theology.  Later he earned a master’s degree in school administration from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Brother Robert has served in the District as a teacher, campus minister, assistant principal and principal.  Since 2016, he has been a member of the Secretariat for Formation at the Generalate, serving the last two years as the coordinating Secretary.

The District of Eastern North America (DENA) includes the east coast of the United States – from Rhodes Island to Florida – as well as Toronto, Canada and Puerto Rico and is part of the Lasallian Region of North America.