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.
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.
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 recently 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.
Council Officers for this Fraternal Year
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Grand Knight - Paul Gerst
Chaplain - Msgr. Doug Cook
Deputy Grand Knight - Bryan Roach
Chancellor - Nate Coleman
Recorder - Andrew Kristof
Financial Secretary - Barry Crawley
Treasurer - John Bakas
Lecturer - Greg Landers
Advocate - Jim Hayes
Warden - Marty Snyder
Inside Guard - Michael Heman
Outside Guard - Paul Dolkas
1 Year Trustee - Jeff Graass
2 Year Trustee - Ted Barry
3 Year Trustee - Kevin Carr
Program Director - Bryan Roach
Membership Director - John Gleason
Director of Faith - Bryan Roach
Director of Family - John Gleason
Director of Community - Mark Oravitz
Director of Life - Gregory Landers