Of all the Viatorians working to open the new Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School in Las Vegas, only one has

(L-R) Fr. Thomas von Behren, Br. Carlos Flórez and Br. Rob Robertson make final plans before the start of school.

experience working in the Cristo Rey Network: Br. Carlos Ernesto Flórez, CSV.

Formerly, Br. Carlos served as admissions director for Cristo Rey St. Martin in Waukegan, IL, where the Viatorians were one of the first endorsing religious communities.

This week, Br. Carlos was named Director of Recruitment and Admissions for Cristo Rey St. Viator, specifically charged with overseeing recruitment efforts for its second class, the Class of 2024.

Br. Carlos Flórez and Fr. Thomas von Behren confer in one of the new offices.


“We are pleased that Br. Carlos will be leading our recruitment efforts for the Class of 2024 and working closely with our future students and their families,” said Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, President.

Over the last two years, Br. Carlos has worked closely with the founding staff to fill its inaugural class, as enrollment officer. The school opens classes Sept. 3, and is adding one grade level at a time.

Br. Carlos is a native Spanish speaker, who originally served as Campus Ministry Director at Colegio San Viator in Bogotá. He later would serve with Viatorians at their foundation in Belize, offering liturgy training to lay ministers.

Br. Carlos Flórez worked hard to promote Cristo Rey St. Viator to prospective families in Las Vegas

In 2012, Br. Carlos was appointed by Fr. Alain Ambeault, CSV, former Superior General, as a member of his general council. In that role, he traveled to Viatorian institutions around the world.

Now Br. Carlos bring his gifts and rich experience to drawing more students to this new Viatorian school — and its mission of empowering students with limited economic means, to become people of faith, purpose and service.