The Viatorians’ newest school to open, Cristo Rey St. Viator in Las Vegas, welcomes one of the newest Viatorians to its faculty this fall, Br. Peter Lamick, CSV, in what sounds like a match made in heaven.
Br. Peter will be teaching world history and honors world history to sophomores, while advancing the school’s mission of educating young people of limited means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service.
He joins a staff that already includes several Viatorians, including Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, President; Br. Carlos Florez, CSV, Director of Recruitment and Admissions; Br. Rob Robertson, CSV, Counselor; and Associate Deborah Perez, Director of the Corporate Work Study Program.
In making the move, Br. Peter brings not only his academic qualifications, but his own experience of being taught by Viatorians. He first met them when he attended Saint Viator High School and graduated in 2007. Within five years of finishing college, he returned to Arlington Heights to join the Viatorian Community and ultimately become part of the faculty back at his alma mater, where he taught and coached.
Br. Peter says he looks forward to developing relationships with other Viatorian religious, associates, and young adults connected to the Viatorian Community in the Las Vegas region. But he especially looks forward to living in community with some of the Viatorians living and working in Las Vegas, including: Fr. William Haesaert, CSV; Br. Rob Robertson, CSV; Fr. Alan Sislo, CSV; and Br. Dan Triphamer, CSV. He describes their residence as an intergenerational community that serves three different institutions: Bishop Gorman High School, Cristo Rey St. Viator and St. Viator Catholic Community.
“Community life is a major piece of discussion amongst us religious,” he adds. “Given the diversity of our ages, ministries and commitments, I hope we can be a model local community that provides support and mutual enrichment for the larger Chicago Province. I believe a life-giving community life and mission go hand-in-hand.”