In early January, Bishop Lynch High School alumni came back to campus for the annual young alumni luncheon - fondly known as Alumni Taco Tuesday. It is always heartwarming to reconnect with these recent graduates and hear about their collegiate pursuits.
OUR PRESIDENT AND PRINCIPAL
Bishop Lynch High School utilizes a president/principal leadership model to provide a first-choice high school experience.
While the president represents the school to the wider community, including alumni and prospective families, the principal handles the day-to-day academic and on-site operations.
BL’s dynamic duo are joined by other top school leaders to form the senior leadership team.
Since 1963, Bishop Lynch students have been taught to strive for excellence, seek truth and work for justice in the world. We now have more than 13,000 alumni across the world who are living the BL mission and making a positive difference in their communities. That is a powerful testament to what a Catholic education can do.
Chris Rebuck, President
Christopher L. Rebuck has served as the President of Bishop Lynch High School since July 2015. Before taking office, Mr. Rebuck served as Bishop Lynch’s Dean of Students for the previous seven years, beginning in May 2008.
As President of the largest co-educational private school in Texas, Mr. Rebuck is focused on fostering Catholic identity and growing the mission through a comprehensive advancement program, marketing, alumni relations, enrollment management, and leadership development.
Chad Riley, Ph.D., has served as the Principal of Bishop Lynch High School since July 2017. As Principal, Dr. Riley oversees the integration of all operational aspects of the school and nurtures Catholic identity through leadership in academics and student formation, which includes the arts, athletics, the House System, and the guidance department.
This week, Bishop Lynch athletics celebrated National Signing Day by honoring the commitment nine of our Friar student-athletes who made the decision to continue their academic and athletic careers at various colleges and universities across the country. These Friars are now a part of a strong tradition and will join 81 Friar alumni currently competing at the collegiate level.
Bishop Lynch High School has a rich history spanning over 60 years, during which it has nurtured the growth and development of nearly 13,000 students. Today, these alumni form a tight-knit community, bound by care and connection.
Today marks the official launch of the campaign for the Fund for Bishop Lynch, which is the primary source of support for our school and our operations outside of tuition.
At the onset of my presidency at Bishop Lynch, I set out to highlight gratitude in a special way by reflecting on thankfulness each Thursday. Thanksgiving has long been one of my favorite holidays and I have often wished for a more comprehensive approach to practicing this intentional gratitude throughout the entire year.
On Sunday, August 27, members of the Bishop Lynch community gathered for Mass to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of our school. We had a wide variety of groups and supporters present to celebrate this important milestone in the life of BL.
Welcome to another exciting year at Bishop Lynch filled with potential, growth, and opportunity. As I reflect on 25 years of service to Catholic schools as a teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, dean of students, and now as president, I am humbled by the trust that I have been afforded by parents to walk alongside them on their journey to help their children find their path of promise and purpose. A driving force behind my purpose is the power of challenge and invitation to inspire others to build communities that are rooted in belonging. I believe that we are better together and thus we embark on this journey of a new school year in just that way.
Next week I have been given the opportunity to present on athletics at Bishop Lynch at the National Catholic Educational Association conference that will be held in Irving. While preparing for this presentation I have spent time reflecting on the topic of presence and how that exists within Friar athletics today.The best part of my role as director of athletics at Bishop Lynch is having the privilege of being present to celebrate the successes of our Friar student-athletes and coaches.
Prior to joining the leadership team at Bishop Lynch High School, Chris worked at St. John Catholic School in Ennis, Texas where he served as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director from 2002-2004 and then Principal from 2004-2008. He began his career in education in 1998 at St. Michael the Archangel School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the Diocese of Allentown.
Growing up, Mr. Rebuck attended Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina and completed his undergraduate studies at DeSales University and his graduate studies at the University of Dallas. He completed an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, and has participated in the Boston College, Emmaus Leadership post-graduate program for Leadership and School Administration.
Mr. Rebuck is a true believer in Catholic education as a product of the parochial system himself, as president of Bishop Lynch and as a parent of three children enrolled in Catholic schools, including Bishop Lynch. Mr. Rebuck, his wife, and their daughters are active members at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
As an active community volunteer, Mr. Rebuck serves on the Ferguson Road Initiative Executive Board, is an advisor on the White Rock Partnership Board and is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 799. He also serves on the Parish Advisory Council for St. Patrick Catholic Church.