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Local Council Leadership:

Administrative Positions


Fr. Patrick Grode

Provide Spiritual Guidance & Assistance for the Council and its members

Grand Knight - Program Director

Joshua Rounds

Presides over all meetings and Appoints program and membership directors. Helps all officers and directors fulfill their roles through guidance and direction. Sets the vision and mission of the Council. 

Deputy Grand Knight - Life Director

Simon Bowar

 Assists the grand knight with operation of the council and any other duties assigned to him by the grand knight. Helps develop Life advocacy and support programs for the council

Chancellor-Communications - Public Relations Director

Paul Christensen

Strengthens the members’ interest in council activities. Assists the grand knight and deputy grand knight with their duties as assigned. Corresponds with external entities for marketing efforts. Manages Internal and External Council Communications.

Administrative Assistant Positions


Paul Moriarty

Charged with handling council funds and receives money from financial secretary and deposits it in the proper council accounts.

Recorder - Retention Director - Record Keeper

Garrett Lange

Records all meetings and events held by the council. Keeps the council organized, assists Historian with records, and helps Warden with Membership.

Advocate - Community Director - Council Historian

Sterling Hillmer

Acts as one well versed in parliamentary procedure/debate for council meetings. Also helps council develop community efforts. Also Procures year-in-review presentation for council.

Lecturer - Faith Director:

Jacob Doeden

Provides suitable educational and entertaining programs under the “Good of the Order” section of council meetings. Helps improve the spiritual lives of members.

Other Positions

Insurance Agent

Knights of Columbus field agents serve an exclusive territory of Knights of Columbus families. Working with their brother Knights, our agents present viable financial and insurance solutions and have regular contact with all of their members. 

Financial Secretary/Family Director

Eric Dorn

Collects money, in the form of dues, from members. Serves as Ambassador to State and Supreme Council. Handles membership statuses of council members. Helps develop the Family experience and spiritual lives of families as Knights.

Warden - Member Director:

Austin Guenther

Responsible for supervising and maintaining all council property, including websites/advertisements. Sets up council chambers for meetings and degree exemplifications.

Guards & Membership and Recruitment Committee

Ben Ruhland & Joshua Devine

Serve at the pleasure of the warden and help improve member experience.

Mailing Address:

Pius XII Newman Center

ATTN: SDSU Knights of Columbus: [Officer title]

1321 8th St 

Brookings, SD 57006


Grant Johnson

Hunter Eide

Frank Hines

State Leadership

National Leadership

Supreme Chaplain

Archbishop William Lori

Supreme Knight

Patrick Kelly 

Dt. Supreme Knight

Paul O'Sullivan 

Supreme Secretary

Patrick Mason

Supreme Treasurer

Ronald F. Schwarz

Supreme Advocate

John A. Marrella