In the summer of 2017, Josh Lebherz interviewed 21 Brebeuf graduates—learning about their careers, recording their high school memories and discovering the impact that Brebeuf had on their lives. Traveling across the country, he had something in common with the bullpen catcher for the Yankees, the Marianist Sister in Dayton, the NASA engineer in Houston, the R&B musician in LA and all the others. As a 1993 graduate, Josh also lived the Brebeuf experience.

Now an Indianapolis-based photographer, producer, and location scout, Josh reconnected with Brebeuf in 2013 when asked by the producers of NBC’s Parks and Recreation for an establishing shot of students going to a high school sporting event. hTinking of his alma mater, he got permission from the school to shoot the footage, and he has been telling the stories of Brebeuf Jesuit ever since.

“We’ve done things that are meaningful, that cause an emotional reaction, and that’s not something I typically do in my work as a location scout or production supervisor. Here, I get to do projects that touch people personally, and that means a lot to me.

For Josh and all those connected with Brebeuf since 1962, the meaning reflected in these pages—the Portrait of a Graduate—is of shared experience and pride in community. While the paths leading from Brebeuf fan out in many directions, there are common threads in the foundation that is men and women for others.


Josh Lebherz
Photographer, Producer,
Location Scout
Class of 1993