Br. Daniel Tripamer, CSV, returned two years ago to his alma mater, Bishop Gorman High
School in Las Vegas, to teach math and help further the Viatorian charism at the school, which was opened by Viatorians more than 60 years ago.
Currently, he is the only professed religious in the school, complimenting the presence of Viatorian Associates Kim Martinez, who works in Campus Ministry, and Bridget Michlik, who heads up development.
Br. Trip, as students and faculty like to call him, has immersed himself in all aspects of student life, attending games, retreats, theater productions and events, much as he did at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights for a total of 10 years, teaching math and coaching tennis.
His current teaching assignment at Bishop Gorman is his second. The first time, he taught math at the school immediately after earning his secondary education degree at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, from 1995-2000. It was when he returned, he says, that he saw how the Viatorians serving at the school modeled how to live out the gospel. He ultimately chose to join the community in order to live a life of discipleship and positively influence future young people in much the same way.
Br. Trip joined the pre-novitiate program at St. Viator Parish in Chicago in 2002, before taking his first vows in 2003. This year, he celebrates 13 years of religious life.