THEN: RESTAURANT MANAGER.
Ken grew up in the city of Detroit, and would go on to graduate from Villanova University with a degree in history and philosophy, and received his teaching certificate from the University of Detroit, followed by a Masters in Educational Leadership from Marygrove College. Ken began teaching at St. Cunegunda in Detroit before stepping back from the educational world to try his hand at restaurant management. There was something missing, and Ken thought about his time at his high school alma mater, De La Salle Collegiate, and the Brothers who served there.
“My family has always been supportive of me and my vocation! I have been so blessed with them and I am grateful for them and the laughter that we share.”
NOW: CHRISTIAN BROTHER.
It was through support, spiritual direction, and discernment that Ken joined the Brothers and has served in ministries in Buffalo, Syracuse, the Bronx, and Manhattan, New York. For most of his career as a Brother, he has been involved in athletics and has taught math, history, and theology. Ken was even given the opportunity to engage in missionary work in Papua New Guinea. Today, Ken has come full circle and serves as the principal for his alma mater, De La Salle Collegiate, as well as community director for his fellow Brothers, attending daily Mass with his supportive Lasallian family.
“I really enjoy having the connection with students in the classroom, and see that ‘light bulb’ go on as they understand a concept that was once foreign to them. If someone asks me if the Brothers are relevant and needed today, I would say NOW more than ever!”