Officers

GRAND KNIGHT – Paul Smith, SK

The grand knight is responsible for the welfare of the council. He presides over council meetings, acts as an ex-officio member of all committees, appoints a membership and programming director, convenes officers for a monthly meeting, and ensures all necessary reports are submitted to the state and Supreme Council.

CHAPLAIN – Rev. Fr. Eric Weber, SK

The chaplain is the spiritual advisor of the council.

DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT – Joe Bengel, SK

The deputy grand knight is second in command. He assists the grand knight with council affairs and fulfills all duties assigned to him by the grand knight. If the grand knight is absent from a council meeting, the deputy grand knight will preside.

CHANCELLOR – Nathan Thelen, SK

The chancellor assists the grand knight and deputy grand knight in the execution of their duties and takes charge of the council during the incapacity or extended absence of both.

RECORDER – Michael Prince

The recorder is similar to a scribe or a secretary. He is responsible for maintaining an accurate record of all actions of the council and its correspondence.

FINANCIAL SECRETARY – Kyle Thelen, FN, PGK, SK

The financial secretary is appointed by the supreme knight, upon recommendation of the council. His main area of responsibilities is maintaining all financial and membership records. He collects and receives all moneys, including annual dues from council members. He turns all moneys over to the treasurer for deposit in the council account.

TREASURER – Dan Witgen, SK

The treasurer is responsible for maintaining records of all council funds and accounts. He is responsible for depositing money into the council’s accounts, and provides evidence of such monies to the grand knight. He is also responsible for payment of all expenses.

ADVOCATE – Tommy Lyons, SK

The advocate is the parliamentarian for the council. He does not need to be a member of the legal profession. He is thoroughly familiar with the laws of the Order as stated in the Charter, Constitution and Laws, and with the council by-laws. The advocate should also have a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order in order to keep the meetings running smoothly. When needed, the advocate seeks legal assistance from the state advocate.

WARDEN – Mike Fink

The warden accounts for council property and degree paraphernalia. He is also responsible for setting up the council chambers for meetings and ceremonial work. He supervises the inside and outside guards.

OUTSIDE GUARD – Michael Hattis

The outside guard tends to the outer door during meetings and is responsible for admitting visitors and members to the inner door.

INSIDE GUARD – Marc Irrer, SK

The inside guard checks to make sure that all members have current membership cards.

THREE YEAR TRUSTEE – Brent Pohl, PGK, SK

The three-year trustee is elected for a three-year term. The trustees oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer. During council elections, only the three-year trustee is voted on; the other trustees become two-year and one-year trustees, respectively.

TWO YEAR TRUSTEE – Gene Pohl

The two-year trustee assumes his position after completion of his first year of a three-year term. The trustees oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer. During council elections, only the three-year trustee is voted on; the other trustees become two-year and one-year trustees, respectively.

ONE YEAR TRUSTEE – Dan Simon, PGK, SK

The one-year trustee assumes his position after completion of his second year of a three-year term. The trustees oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer. During council elections, only the three-year trustee is voted on; the other trustees become two-year and one-year trustees, respectively.

LECTURER – Joseph R. Fedewa, Jr., SK

The lecturer is appointed by the grand knight to provide both educational and entertaining programs to the council. He is responsible for the ‘Good of the Order’ portion of council meetings. In order to provide members with informative and educational programs, he must be knowledgeable and aware of all council concerns.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR – Joseph R. Fedewa, Jr., SK

The membership director is responsible for sustaining the order. He oversees recruitment and informs the council of current membership count.

RETENTION DIRECTOR – Gary Hengesbach, PGK, SK

The retention director is responsible for ensuring that current members remain active and pay dues. He works closely with the grand knight and membership director to contact all knights on a regular basis. He contacts brother Knights to ensure that members are cared for.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Joe Bengel, SK

The program director ensures that the Council has quality programs that are based on charity. He plans and executes programs with the help of his fellow Knights.

Faith Director – Tommy Lyons, SK

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Life Director – Brian Smith

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Community Director – Mike Fink

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Family Director – Terry Nurenberg

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*(SK = Sir Knight, PGK = Past Grand Knight, FN = Faithful Navigator)