Grand Knight (GK)

Duane Bennett

The Grand Knight is elected by the membership. His term runs from July 1 to June 30.


He is the Chief Operating Officer of the Council and, as such, presides over all meetings, appoints program and membership directors, appoints committees as needed, countersigns checks and orders for payment and is responsible for the council's First Degree Team


 

Father Michael J. Radermacher

The Chaplain is appointed by the Archbishop and serves at his pleasure.

​The Chaplain serves as spiritual advisor to the brother Knights and families of that council. He provides his message to members at the beginning of the meeting or whenever it best suits his schedule


 

Deputy Grand Knight (DGK)

Garry Sparks

The Deputy Grand Knight is elected by the membership. His term runs from July 1 to June 30.

He assists the grand knight with operation of the council and any other duties assigned to him by the grand knight.

In the absence of the grand knight, he presides at council meetings. It is recommended he serve on the council’s Retention Committee.



 

Chancellor

Josh Bedwell

The Chancellor is an elected position. His term runs from July 1 to June 30.

The Chancellor has the duty of strengthening the members’ interest in council activities. He assists the grand knight and deputy grand knight with their duties as assigned. It is recommended he serve on the council's Admission Committee.

Recorder

Bill Hinkens

The Recorder is an elected position. His term runs from July 1 to June 30.

 

He is responsible for keeping and maintaining a true and permanent record of all actions of the council and maintains all correspondence of the council

Financial Secretary (FS)

Jerry L. Keller

The Financial Secretary is an appointed position. He is not subject to the vote of the Council. The appointment, by the Supreme Knight, is for a three-year term, subject to renewals.

The FS collects money, in the form of dues, from members and is responsible for sending billing notices and initiating retention measures by providing a list of delinquent members to the Grand Knight to prevent members from being suspended for nonpayment of dues. He ensures that the council membership records are updated and that new members sign the constitutional roll. He receives from the Supreme Council Headquarters honorary and honorary life membership cards for distribution to qualified members; he files various reports and membership/insurance transactions with the Supreme Council Headquarters; he is responsible for completing and submitting the proper 990 for the council (U.S. only) and keeps the seal of the council and affixes the same to membership cards, resolutions and other official documents as necessary

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Treasurer

The Treasurer is an elected position. His term runs from July 1 to June 30.

The Treasurer is charged with handling council funds. As such, he receives money from financial secretary and deposits it in the proper council accounts. He is also responsible for paying all council expenses, including assessments from the Supreme Council. Along with the FS, he prepares the Council's semi-annual audit of funds.

Ed Dobbs

Advocate

The Advocate is an elected position. His term runs from July 1 to June 30.

The Advocate acts as parliamentarian for the council. He should have a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order and Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting (#1937). When needed, will seek legal assistance from the State Advocate.

Jorge Ramirez

Warden

The Warden is an elected position. His term runs from July 1 to June 30.

The Warden is responsible for supervising and maintaining all council property as well as settings up council chambers for meetings and degree exemplifications. He also oversees the inside and outside guards.

Corey Blankenship

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Inside Guard

This is an elected position. His term runs from July 1 to June 30.

 

The duties are to attend the doors of the council chamber, checking for current membership cards and allowing entrance to the chamber.

Dan Connolly

Outside Guard

This is an elected position. His term runs from July 1 to June 30.

 

The duties are to attend the doors of the council chamber, checking for current membership cards and allowing entrance to the chamber.

Michael Contreras

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One-Year Trustee

The Board of Trustees is comprised of the Grand Knight (GK) and the three elected Trustees.

 

The Board supervises all financial business of the council and conducts the semi-annual audits.

Bob Welsh

Two-Year Trustee

Trustees are elected for terms of three years, two years and one year. At each regular election, the position of each trustee will be voted upon, with the current three- and two-year trustees moving on to become the two- and one-year trustees, respectively

Steve Hastings

Three-Year Trustee

This Trustee position is elected by the council but, traditionally, it is held for the outgoing GK. It is a three-year rotation.

The immediate-past Grand Knight assumes the Three-Year role. In the event the PGK refuses the role, a regular election is held for the position. The position would be open to anyone not already elected to office.

His predecessor moves to the Two-Year role and his predecessor moves to the One-Year role.

The numeric value in 'X-Year' indicates how many years are remaining on the gentleman's term.

Buck Mudd

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