FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2021
CONTACT: Ashley Vann,

Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School Announces New President Search

The Board of Directors of Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School (HFCRCHS) announced today that Father Jon Chalmers, president of HFCRCHS, has resigned from the school so that he can focus on his pastoral duties at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover, Alabama.  Father Chalmers was recently assigned to that parish as associate pastor.  “I look forward to projects relating to my passion for Catholic social teaching and the common good, particularly at the intersection of faith, education and community wellbeing,” said Chalmers.   “Most of all, I very much look forward to supporting Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School in the years to come.”  

“Father Chalmers has served this school and its students well over the past five years,” said Dan Sansone, chairman of the Board of Directors.  “During his tenure, our school saw an increase in philanthropic and corporate support, implementation of the Digital Fluency and Digital Creativity Initiatives, and renewed academic and campus ministry programs.  In addition, Father Chalmers was instrumental in the move of the school to our new campus in Titusville.”

“This board remains committed to serving the mission of our school,” said Sansone.  “We provide a faith-based learning environment, college preparatory education and real-world experience in the Corporate Work Study Program.  We have a very strong principal, faculty and staff, and all remain dedicated to ensuring the best possible education and opportunity for our students.”

Alesia Jones, Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a HFCRCHS board member, has been named as the chair of the search committee for a new president.  “A search will launch immediately,” said Jones.  “I am honored to serve as chair for this important position and look forward to finding the right person to build on the legacy Father Chalmers has built during his time at the school.”

HFCR is a member of the Cristo Rey Network, comprised of 38 Catholic, college- and career-preparatory schools that today serve 12,300 students across25 states and collectively claim 20,600 graduates. The Cristo Rey Network delivers a powerful and innovative approach to inner-city education that equips students from families of limited economic means with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives.

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