The success of Christian Brothers High School through the years can be attributed to a number of sources: strong leadership; involved parents; committed faculty; loyal alumni; and dedicated board members. These are what have sustained the LaSallian tradition of CBHS in Memphis for 147 years.
Much of the school’s success is also the result of the financial support of our family members. This support enables the school to do a variety of things that go beyond what tuition allows.
Brother David Poos, FSC, is president of Christian Brothers High School. He took over leadership of CBHS on January 1, 2019, becoming the 19th President in the 147-year history of the schooll. Br. David graduated from Newport Catholic High School (Kentucky) in 1972. He received his BA in Humanities from CBU in 1976, Masters in Reading from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1982, and Masters in Secondary School Administration from St. Louis University in 1991. From 1976 to 1989, Br. David taught at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Newport Catholic High School, St. Mary High School in Paducah, Kentucky, and LaSalle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as President of Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1989-2002. Br. David worked in Development at De La Salle Middle School at St. Matthew’s in St. Louis before returning to CBC-St. Louis in 2004 where he was Principal until 2015. He then came to teach at CBHS in Memphis. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, Minnesota. His past affiliations include: Board of Directors, CBHS, Memphis; Board of Directors, La Salle Retreat Center, Wildwood, Missouri; Board of Directors, De La Salle Middle School at St. Matthew’s, St. Louis; Catholic High School Principals Association, Tulsa; Board of Directors, CBC High School, St. Louis; and Provincial Council for the Saint Louis District of the Christian Brothers.
Ken Kimble (CBHS ’92) serves as the Director of Capital Projects and Foundations, overseeing all aspects of fundraising related to strategic initiatives at Christian Brothers High School. In this role, Kimble works directly with President, Br. David Poos and the CBHS Board of Directors and is responsible for stewarding relationships between the school and its top donors.
Prior to joining the advancement staff, Kimble worked as a capital campaign and fundraising consultant to both local and national organizations. Kimble has 20 years professional experience in fundraising having served on the staff of the Boy Scouts of America in both Memphis, TN and Dallas, TX where he set national fundraising records as a field executive. Additionally, he has held the positions of major gifts officer for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and as Director of Development for the Wolf River Conservancy land trust in Memphis.
A member of the class of 1992, Ken was instrumental in establishing the CBHS lacrosse program as a student. He has been a tenured financial supporter of CBHS including membership in the CBHS Legacy Society. Kimble earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Memphis and has attained accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive by CFRE International. He is a member of the Chickasaw Council, BSA Executive Board and an officer for the Kia Kima Alumni Association. Kimble and his wife Amy have two young daughters who attend Holy Rosary School where they are active in the parish.
is the Director of Marketing and Communications.Jake Garbuzinski (CBHS '10) is the Director of the CBHS Annual Fund and Alumni.
Brother Joel McGraw, FSC (CBHS ’63) serves as Special Assistant to the President. He also serves as full-time Archivist for the school, assists the Development Office in various capacities, and continues to teach in the classroom.
Cindy Werner, Donor Records and Gifts Coordinator, processes any donations that come into the school and manages donor files.
Laura Hughes is the Development Assistant who provides administrative support to the Advancement Office and participates in all fundraising and engagement activities including donor, alumni and public relations, research, stewardship of donors, and special events. She also serves as the coordinator for the CBHS Hall of Fame. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a marketing degree and previously worked for her alma mater, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School.
Lauren Volpe is the Director of Admissions.
Natasha Sublette is the Associate Director of Admissions.