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Jubilarians | Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC)

25th entrance and reception of habit

Brother Alan Parham, FSC

Birth name: Alan Charles Parham

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Entrance: May 1992

First profession: Aug. 2, 1996

Final profession: Sept. 15, 2001

Education: Bachelor’s in religion and philosophy, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, 1994

Service in the archdiocese: Latino minister and catechist, St. Francis De Sales, 1995-96

Association of St. Louis Vocation Directors 2017-20, including as chairperson 2018-20

Volunteer catechist, St. Cecilia Parish 2017-20

Volunteer Communion minister, Mercy Medical Center, 2018-20

Service outside the archdiocese: Youth minister, St. Michael Catholic Church, Memphis, Tennessee, 1992-93

Volunteer in campus ministry, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, 1993-95

Religion teacher, Christian Brothers High School, Memphis, Tennessee, 1994-95

Staff member, Su Casa Catholic Worker, Chicago, Illinois, 1996

Volunteer catechist, Holy Cross Parish, Chicago, 1996-97

ESL, religion, and drama/speech teacher and interpreter, St. Stephen Academy, Kansas City, Missouri, 1997-2004

Volunteer catechist, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Kansas, City, Missouri, 1997-2004

Tutor, Lasallian Tutors, Kansas City, Missouri, 1997-2003

English and Spanish teacher and Latino advisor, De La Salle Education Center, Kansas City, Missouri 2004- 2007

Assistant principal, religion and social studies teacher, Resurrection Catholic School, Memphis, Tennessee, 2007-08

Assistant principal, disciplinarian and Spanish teacher, Sacred Heart High School, Jackson, Tennessee 2008-09

Assistant principal, disciplinarian, religion and drama teacher, Resurrection Catholic School, Memphis, Tennessee 2009-13

Assistant vocation director, Christian Brothers of the Midwest, Burr Ridge, Illinois 2013-17

Tutor, St. Joseph High School, Westchester, Illinois 2015-17

Volunteer catechist, St. Gall Parish, Chicago, Illinois 2015-17

Director of formation, Christian Brothers of the Midwest, St. Louis 2017-18

Director of vocation promotion, Christian Brothers of the Midwest, St. Louis, then Memphis, Tennessee, 2018-present

Campus ministry at Christian Brothers University and as volunteer catechist at St. Michael Parish

About Brother Alan Parham, FSC: "I love being a brother, and have two passions - vocation and catechesis. I am so blessed to work full time in vocation ministry and part time as a catechist. I love reading, watching movies, listening to music, road trips, and, above all, spending time with the Lord in prayer."

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