The Office for Mission and Ministry serves to help support, animate, and facilitate the Lasallian mission for the diverse educational ministries of the District of Eastern North America. The Office specifically exists to:
- support and develop formation programs and activities that enhance and highlight the individual ministries and their associations within the broader Lasallian mission
- support, assist, and accompany ministries and individuals in their efforts to deepen their knowledge, pedagogy, spirituality, and expressions of association, of and within the Lasallian charism
- and, ensure the vitality of and fidelity to the Lasallian mission for the benefit of present and future generations of young people.
Integral to the function of the Office are the structures of the Mission Executive Council and four Lasallian Associations.
Executive Director — Mr. Alan V. Weyland
The Executive Director for Mission and Ministry serves as the primary contact and connection between the District Office and the Lasallian Educational Ministries. He seeks to support and animate the Lasallian Mission and values within each of the District’s ministries while also managing the Lasallian education and formation needs of the District. Additionally, he personally and actively advances the Catholic and Lasallian Mission of the District and leads his Office to do the same.
Associate Executive Director — Mrs. Maryann Donohue-Lynch
The Associate Executive Director for Mission and Ministry works under the guidance and direction of the Executive Director for Mission and Ministry to oversee the development, delivery and promotion of mission education and formation programs as well as mission support activities. Additionally, she personally and actively advances the Catholic and Lasallian Mission of the District and assists her Office to do the same.
Auxiliary Visitor — Brother Thomas Scanlan, FSC
Boards and Special Projects
Working in conjunction with the Office for Mission and Ministry, the Auxiliary Visitor for Boards and Special Projects is appointed by the Visitor of the District, and approved by the Superior General of the Brothers’ Institute. The Auxiliary Visitor for Boards and Special Projects serves on the boards of sponsored ministries to promote the ministry’s Catholic identity and Lasallian heritage, implementing consistent by-laws across ministries as well as protocols and processes for the search and appointment of Board Chairs and Chief Administrators. In addition to trouble-shooting problem situations, he assists boards with enrollment, financial and strategic planning.