Brother Konrad Diebold, FSC
Brother Konrad Diebold, FSC, retired in 2013 after 35 years of outstanding service as a teacher, principal and president at Saint Patrick High School.
He was named the first president of Saint Patrick in 1987, after serving as the principal since 1983. He began teaching at Saint Patrick in 1961, and in 1966 was transferred to Saint Paul High School on the south side of Chicago.
Br. Konrad joined the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1957 at the age of 20. He received his Bachelor of Art degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 1961 and his Master in Education from the same institution in 1966. Since that time, he has taken graduate courses at Loyola, Northwestern, and DePaul Universities, studied at the Université de Montréal, at L’Alliance Française in Paris, and at the Lasallian Institute Center in Rome.
The Minneapolis, Minnesota native taught and was principal at Saint Paul from 1966 through 1974. After one year as a high school Curriculum Consultant with the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education, he was called to province leadership for the Christian Brothers, where he served as Auxiliary Provincial from 1975 through 1982. During that time, his main responsibilities were as Director of Finance and Director of Education for all the Province entities.
After a study and sabbatical year in Europe (mostly in Paris and Rome), Br. Konrad returned to Saint Patrick.
Br. Konrad has served on numerous local and national boards, councils, and associations, almost all of which are educationally related and mission driven. In recognition of his 50th Anniversary as a Brother of the Christian Schools and his educational and administrative leadership over those fifty years, Lewis University, at its Commencement Exercises in December 2007, conferred on Br. Konrad a Doctorate Degree in Humanities, Honoris Causa.