Grand Knight - Bryan Roach

Chaplain - Msgr. Doug Cook

Deputy Grand Knight - Andrew Kristof

Chancellor - Kevin Carr

Recorder - Chuck Baur

Financial Secretary - John Gleason

Treasurer - John Bakas

Lecturer - Greg Landers

Advocate - Jim Hayes

Warden - Marty Snyder

Inside Guard - Michael Heman

Outside Guard - Paul Dolkas

Outside Guard - Roy Welter

1 Year Trustee - Jeff Graass

2 Year Trustee - Ted Barry

3 Year Trustee - Paul Gerst

Newport Beach, California

Council Officers for this Fraternal Year

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Balboa Council 15083

Who are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

How to Join

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.


The Knights of Columbus Balboa Council 15083, whose members are Catholic gentlemen from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and Saint John Vianney Chapel, was recognized for outstanding achievement by receiving the “Star Council Award” for the 2016-2017 Fraternal Year.

This award is the highest distinction any council can achieve and is given to only a small number of world wide councils.  It is made to identify excellence in the management, leadership and accomplishment of the council’s charitable outreach. 

The Balboa Council has eighty members including all parish clergy; Msgr. Cook, Msgr. Baird, Fr. Borgman, Fr. Condon and Deacon Mutz. 

The 2016-2017 fraternal year council (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) was led by Grand Knight Jeffrey Graass, Council Chaplain Msgr. Baird, Program Manager Ted Barry and Membership Director John Gleason.

Balboa Council general business meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuedays of the month. The next council meeting is on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 commencing at 6 pm.​ The meeting will be conducted with masks and social distancing in the parish hall at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Our Lady Mount Carmel Church and Saint John Vianney Chapel