State Officers (2022-2023)

William “Bill” KellyState Deputy

Rev. Erik J RichtsteigState Chaplain

Ryan GraveleyState Secretary

Francisco “Frank” (Chico) CarmonaState Treasurer

William McCauleyState Advocate

Stephen GerichsState Warden

Nick Nielson, PSDImmediate Past State Deputy

State Team Helpers

Robert “Bob” Masse Jr. PSDDistrict Master (Utah)

Greg Keller, PSDState Council Advisor

Chuck DavlinAssistant Regional Growth Director – West

Karl VanMaren, FDDExecutive Secretary..

William McCauley, FMFD, FDDState Program Director (and State Advocate)

District Deputies (2022-2023)

…and (once appointed) District Wardens (2022-2023)  [District Map]

District 1 DeputyAndy Beck

District 2 DeputyPaul Tinker

District 2 WardenFather Bryon A. Dickey

District 3 DeputyLarry Page

District 4 DeputyEdward Ortega

District 4 WardenSK Kenneth Grace

District 5 DeputyTim Peczuh

District 6 DeputyTom Odle

District 7 DeputyTimothy Soran, Jr.

District 7 WardenSK Michael Derrick

District 8 DeputyMichael Townsend, PSD

District 9 DeputyBrian R. Duncan

District 10 DeputyStacey A. Yeager

District 10 WardenSK Douglas Johndrow

District 11 DeputyRichard L. Green

District 12 DeputySK Thomas V. DeMars Jr.

District 12 WardenEd Kobialk Jr.

District 13 DeputyRafael Castillo

Coming Events

XX1/19-1/27: 9 Days for Life (Novena)
01-19-2023 - 01-27-2023
9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.
Participants can download the novena or sign up to receive the daily prayers via email or text message.
Resources are available to promote and share the novena in your parish, school, or ministry!

The USCCB sponsors an annual, nationwide novena called 9 Days for Life, which encompasses the liturgical observance of the Day of Prayer. Each day for nine days, a different intention is featured, accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information as we pray for the respect and protection of every human life. Visit for more information on the annual campaign.

Go to Event
01-19-2023 - 01-27-2023 1/19-1/27: 9 Days for Life (Novena)
XXKnights of Armor - Men's Retreat (Council 1136)
01-28-2023   8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 65 W 500 N, Orem, UT 84057, USA
St Francis of Assisi (gymnasium)
3 talks
Lite breakfast will be provided
Lunch will be provided
Cost is free, with donations accepted.
Flyer available at
RSVP DEADLINE (IF ANY)    1/25/2023, You can email or send text for rsvp
Contact info
NAME Dennis Robles
PHONE (801) 369-7122
Go to Event
8:00 am Knights of Armor - Men's Retreat (Council 1136)
XXRespect for the Dignity of Life Day (2023)
01-28-2023   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 9757 S 1700 E, Sandy, UT 84092, USA
Link to register:
January 28 - Respect for the Dignity of Life Day Seminar - Beginning with Mass at 9:00am at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Sandy. Three talks will be presented on Mental Health Awareness, Human Dignity, and Building a Culture of Life, as well as an introduction to the Joshua Project: Outreach to Youth in the Diocese. This will also be live-streamed. Registration is required!
The 2023 Respect for the Dignity of Life Day will be on Saturday, January 28th and will begin with Mass at 9:00a.m.
It will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (9757 S. 1700 E. in Sandy) and will feature 3 talks following Mass.
This event will be available in-person and via live-stream.
Talks Following Mass:
* Human Dignity and Building a Culture of Life
* Mental Health Awareness: Accompanying Those Who Suffer
* The Joshua Project - Raising up Joshua's Through Outreach to the Youth of the Diocese.
This event is free and available in-person and online.  Registration is required!
We will hear talks covering Catholic teaching on human dignity and building a culture of life, Mental health awareness and how to accompany those who are suffering from mental illness, and we will learn about The Joshua Project: outreach to the youth in the Diocese.
Go to Event
9:00 am Respect for the Dignity of Life Day (2023)
XXFraternal Survey Form DUE {RED}
01-31-2023   All Day Event
Form 1728
Survey of Fraternal Activity Individual Member Worksheet - Form 1728A

Go to Event
All Day Fraternal Survey Form DUE {RED}
XXFree Throw Report Form DUE {RED}
01-31-2023   All Day Event
UPDATE! Use Form 10784 (Form FT-1 has been retired). Use Form 10784 (online).

Go to Event
All Day Free Throw Report Form DUE {RED}
XXSpecial Olympics reporting DUE {RED}
01-31-2023   All Day Event

Use Form 10784

(Has a video on how to submit it, as well as the link for the online form itself).
Form 4584 (is now obsolete, starting in 2021 use 10784)<-- DO NOT USE

Go to Event
All Day Special Olympics reporting DUE {RED}
XXLink: Fraternal Success Planner 2022-2023 (PDF)
02-01-2023   All Day Event

Fraternal Planner 2022-2023 [5033 04/22]
Utah KofC Activity Publicity Form
Faith in Action Guidebook [10907 5/22]
Leadership Resources (Practical Information for Grand Knights, District Deputies and Financial Secretaries) Effective July 1, 2022 [5093 2/22]
Guidelines for Council Meetings [10318 11/20]
Grand Knight's Guide (Leadership based on Charity, Unity and Fraternity) [5085 12/18]
Leadership Resources and Guides
Fraternal Planner Color Coding:
Forms for Event Deadlines {RED} 2022-2023
Important Dates {GOLD} 2022-2023
Membership Activities {Light Green} 2022-2023
Programming Activities {Dark Green} 2022-2023

Little change in the colors from 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.
(Previously membership was green, and programming was purple, Supreme Office Events were tan)
Go to Event
All Day Link: Fraternal Success Planner 2022-2023 (PDF)
XXFraternal Leader Advisory (1st Thursday)
02-02-2023   All Day Event

The "Fraternal Leader Advisory" is published (sent via email) on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
Great resources and reminders for KofC leaders.  
Miss an issue?  Visit the archive online
Need to subscribe?  Click the "subscribe" link on the page above.
Go to Event
All Day Fraternal Leader Advisory (1st Thursday)
XXFYI - Idaho Catholic Men's Conference
02-04-2023   8:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Paul's Catholic Church & School, 510 W Roosevelt Ave, Nampa, ID 83686, USA
Note: The cost is $29.00 to attend virtually.
The Family Life Director in the Diocese of Boise asked me to personally invite you to attend their annual Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, February 4th, 2023.
In an effort to provide this opportunity to more men, they have an online option for those who can’t travel to Idaho. For Men’s ministry groups, they also have a “Watch Party” option where you can pick a location and “attend” the event virtually as a group.
The theme this year is “Be a Saint”. The day begins at 8:00am with a Welcome and Mass with Bishop Peter, and closes with the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:50pm.
Here is the link with more information and to register.
Crystal Painter
Director | Office of Marriage & Family |Respect Life Commission
Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City
27 C Street, Salt Lake City UT 84103-2302
Main: (801) 328-8641 x324
Direct: (801) 456-9324
Go to Event
8:00 am FYI - Idaho Catholic Men's Conference

Program Directors & Chairmen (2021-2022)

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APSC ChairmanSK Rayfel M Bachiller, FDD

Athletic Events Chairman is Vacant (Ask State Secretary)

Awards/Report Forms DirectorSK Bill Kelly, FDD

Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities Chairmanis Vacant (Ask State Secretary)

Carmelites ChairmanSK George Jockisch

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest ChairmanSK William McCauley, FM, FDD

Ceremonials Director SK Karl Van Maren, FDD

Coats for Kids Chairman SK Bob E Masse Jr, PSD

College Councils Coordinatoris Vacant (Ask State Secretary)

Community Director SK Tim I Lozano

Council Reactivation ChairmanSK Bill Kelly, FDD

Council Retention ChairmanSK Bill Kelly, FDD

Devotional Chairman is Vacant (Ask State Secretary)

Disaster Response CoordinatorSK Richard M Vigor , FDD

Faith Director SK John R Valdez, FDD

Family Director (REQUIRED) Timothy L. Soran, Jr.

Fisher House Chairman SK Rayfel M Bachiller, FDD

Free Throw Chairman SK Ron R Mecham, FDD

Free Throw Co-Chairman John J. Miller

Health Services Chairmanis Vacant (Ask State Secretary)

Hispanic Council Growth Coordinator SK Edward Ortega

Hispanic Membership Chairman SK Rafael Castillo

Historian SK Andrew Airriess, PSD

Insurance Promotion Chairman SK Nick Nielson

Life Director SK Patrick Schmitt

McGivney Guild Chairman SK Chuck E Dover Jr, PSD, FVSM

Membership Assistant DirectorSK Ryan S Graveley

Membership DirectorSK William McCauley, FM, FDD

Membership Retention ChairmanSK Frank Carmona, FDD, FM

New Council Development ChairmanSK Gregory A Keller, PSD

Newsletter/Bulletin Editor SK Karl Van Maren, FDD

Online Membership Chairman SK Andrew Airriess, PSD

Perpetual Memorial Fund SK Bill Kelly, FDD

Pilgrim Icon ChairmanSK Gregory A Keller, PSD

Poster Contest Chairman SK William McCauley, FM, FDD

Program Assistant DirectorSK Alex J Tarazon

Program Director SK Ryan S Graveley

Promotional Sales Chair SK Art A Grant

Public Relations Chairman SK Andrew Airriess, PSD

Round Table Chairman SK Bill Kelly, FDD

Safe Environment Coordinator SK Frank Carmona, FDD, FM

Science Fair Chairman is Vacant (Ask State Secretary)

Scouting Chairman SK Ray Salazar, FDD

Silver Rose Chairman SK Peter B Abercrombie, FDD

Soccer Challenge Chairman SK Gregory Kim Gold

Special Olympics ChairmanSK David Matyjasik

Special Olympics Coord. 2 SK Bill J Bonn III

Squires Chairmanis Vacant (Ask State Secretary)

State Scholarship Chairman SK Chuck E Dover Jr, PSD, FVSM

Training/Education DirectorSK Jerry W Angus, FDD

Veterans Affairs ChairmanSK Joseph R Bouley

Vocations Chairman SK John R Valdez, FDD

Web Master Chris Hood

Young Adult Outreach Chairmanis Vacant (Ask State Secretary)

Youth Director SK Frank Carmona, FDD, FM

PSD = Past State Deputy, FDD = Former District Deputy, FVSM = Former Vice Supreme Master, FM = Former District Master, SK = Sir Knight (a Fourth Degree Knight)

Councils (2021-2022)

NumberCouncil NameLocationGrand Knight
602Salt LakeCathedral of the Madeleine - Salt Lake CitySK Giancarlo Gazani
777OgdenSt. Joseph’s – OgdenSK Jerry F Bedel
1129St. Mary'sPark City & HeberJohn S. Carty
1136Fr. EscalanteSt. Francis of Assisi – Orem / ProvoJonathan (Jon) Gauchay
2611St. AnthonyHelperSK Mark A Marasco
5214Bishop HuntSt. Francis Xavier – KearnsSK Chad G Vargo
5347Father DeSmetFather DeSmet - Brigham CitySK Leobardo “Leo” Galvan
5502St. Olaf’sSt. Olaf - BountifulSK Joe A Nesi *
6010St. Rose of LimaLaytonSK Richard W Hartle *
6147Msgr. GiavonnoniNotre Dame de Lourdes – PriceSK Tim J Peczuh FDD
6739St. Marguerite’sTooeleSK Brian R. Duncan *
6966Corpus ChristiBlessed Sacrament – SandyChad D Alessandro
7401Bishop ScanlanSt. James the Greater – VernalWarren D Feldt
7961St. Joseph the WorkerSt. Joseph the Worker – West JordanSK Michael A. Anglin
8350St. Peter and PaulWest ValleyArrulfo Castillo
8606Msgr. Edward F. DowlingSt. Peter – American ForkRogelio Castaneda Jr
9561Fr. DominguezPaysonMichael E Hacking
9731Our Lady of LourdesMagnaAnthony (Tony) P. Hanlon
9849St. JamesSt. James the Just – OgdenLuke A. Balster
10304St. Martin de PorresTaylorsvilleSK Fredrick J. Montoya
10733Vic GiassonSt. George Parish – St. George & KanabSK Louis Mandrigues
11246Fr. Joseph ValineChrist the King – Cedar CityRandy M. Rhoads
11479St. Thomas MoreCottonwood HeightsSK Mark Koltiska
11812San FelipeWendoverNo Information Provided
12181Mother Teresa of CalcuttaSt. John the Baptist – DraperSK Cody Rasmussen *
12264St. PatrickSt. PatrickSK Larry T Martinez
12959St. Thomas AquinasLoganNathan A. Morely
13297St. Vincent’sSt. Vincent de Paul – HolladayEdward J. Deffner
13646St. Therese of the Child JesusMidvaleCharlie B Millard
14239St. AndrewRivertonSK William M Gray
14399Bishop Joseph L. FederalHoly Family – South OgdenSK Michael J Dannenmueller
14764Fr. Thomas KraftSt. Catherine of Siena – Salt Lake CitySK Richard L Green ESQ
15418St. AmbroseSalt Lake CityPaul B Buckley
15741Our Lady of GuadalupeSalt Lake CityNo Information Provided
16006Sacred HeartSalt Lake CityNo Information Provided
16127Deacon Douglas R. SligerHill Air Force BaseSK Stacey Yeager
17140Immaculate ConceptionCoppertonSK Alexander (Alex) J Aerts

Assemblies (2021-2022)

NumberNameLocationCouncilsFaithful Navigator
1144Father Francisco Atanasio DominguezWestern Salt Lake Valley5214, 7961, 8350, 10304SK Tom Blockovich
1146Father EscalanteUtah Valley1136, 8606, 9561SK Sergio A. Mendoza
1429Rt. Rev. Msgr. Patrick M. CushnahanGreater Ogden Area777, 5347, 6010, 9849, 12959, 14399, 16127SK Peter B Abercrombie
1570CarbonEastern Utah2611, 6147, 7401SK Eugene (Gene) P Vea, FDD
2393Bishop ScanlanSt. George10733SK Kenneth E Wischmeyer
2577Reverend Thomas J. MeersmanSandy6966, 11479, 12181, 13297, 13646, 14239SK James G Vandiver
2636Padre PioPark City, East Salt Lake1129, 14764, 15418SK Stacey Yeager
3501Saint John Paul IICedar City11246SK Patrick E. McDonald
3586Rev. Msgr. Robert C. PollockBountiful and Northern Salt Lake Area602, 5502, 12264, 15741, 16006SK Emmanuel Windy Amboy *
3758Monsignor John J. SullivanTooele6739, 9731, 11812, 17140SK Alexander J Aerts

Living Past State Deputies of Utah


1984-1986 State DeputySK Michael T Cosgrove, PSD

1996-1998 State DeputySK Joseph B Ligori, PSD, FMFD

2000-2002 State DeputySK Sidney L Cowand, PSD

2002-2004 State DeputySK John P Wainscott, PSD, FSD

2004-2006 State DeputySK James N Leccia, PSD, FMFD

2006-2008 State DeputySK Chuck E Dover Jr, PSD, FVSM, FMFD

2008-2009 State DeputySK Douglas P Shane, PSD

2009-2010 State DeputySK Chuck E Dover Jr, PSD, FVSM, FMFD

2010-2012 State DeputySK Ray L Lopez, PSD

2012-2014 State DeputySK Bob E Masse, Jr., PSD

2014-2016 State DeputySK Jerry P Hanten, PSD

2016-2018 State DeputySK Andrew Airriess, PSD

2018-2020 State DeputySK Gregory A Keller, PSD

2020-2022 State DeputySK J. Nick Nielson, PSD

PSD = Past State Deputy, FSD = Former Supreme Director, FVSM = Former Vice Supreme Master, FMFD = Former District Master, SK = Sir Knight (a Fourth Degree Knight)

All Past State Deputies of Utah


1905-1906 State DeputyGeorge J. Gibson, PSD (602)
1906-1908 State DeputyW. L. Maginnis, PSD (777)
1908-1909 State DeputyJames W. Killeen, PSD (602)
1909-1910 State DeputyThomas J. O’Brien, PSD (602)
1910-1911 State DeputyGeorge J. Gibson, PSD (602)
1911-1913 State DeputyS. A. Maginnis, PSD (777)
1913-1914 State DeputyW. E. Roche, PSD (777)
1914-1915 State DeputyJohn F. Welsh, PSD (1129)
1915-1916 State DeputyDaniel J. Laramie, PSD (602)
1916-1917 State DeputyDr. John J. Galligan, PSD (602)
1917-1918 State DeputyDr. James P. Dineen, PSD (777)
1918-1919 State DeputyS. Abbott Maginnis, PSD (602)
1919-1920 State DeputyRichard C. Treanor, PSD (602)
1920-1921 State DeputyMartin J. O’Connor, PSD (777)
1921-1922 State DeputyRoger I. McDonough, PSD (1129)
1922-1923 State DeputyJames Ivers Jr., PSD (602)
1923-1924 State DeputyRaymond Morrissey, PSD (777)
1924-1925 State DeputyDennis Harrington, PSD (1136)
1925-1926 State DeputyCharles A. Maguire, PSD (602)
1926-1927 State DeputyAustin J. Gibbons, PSD (1129)
1927-1928 State DeputyJohn A. Junk, PSD (777)
1928-1930 State DeputyVere L. McCarthy, PSD (602)
1930-1931 State DeputyJohn V. Fennell, PSD (1136)
1931-1932 State DeputyRaymond Harriger, PSD (777)
1932-1933 State DeputyJohn C. Dwyer, PSD (602)
1933-1934 State DeputyBarney J. Vieta, PSD (2611)
1934-1935 State DeputyHarvey F. Cahill, PSD (777)
1935-1937 State DeputyW. Frank Liston, PSD (602)
1937-1938 State DeputyHarvey F. Cahill, PSD (777)
1938-1940 State DeputyJohn D. Rice, PSD (602)
1940-1941 State DeputyWilliam F. Fisher, PSD (777)
1941-1942 State DeputyCharles B. Nelson, PSD (602)
1942-1943 State DeputyAlbert Batiste, PSD (2611)
1943-1944 State DeputyCharles B. Nelson, PSD (602)
1944-1946 State DeputyEdward W. Brophy, PSD (777)
1946-1947 State DeputyJohn Mooney, PSD (602)
1947-1948 State DeputyJoseph B. Bonacci Jr., PSD (2611)
1948-1949 State DeputyDr. C. O. Robinson, PSD (602)
1949-1950 State DeputyHenry Valdez, PSD (777)
1950-1951 State DeputyTom Perrero, Sr., PSD (2611)
1951-1952 State DeputyHenry A. Poce, PSD (777)
1952-1953 State DeputyW.R. Rita, PSD (1136)
1953-1954 State DeputyHenry Hansmann, PSD (602)
1954-1955 State DeputyAnthony V Bonacci, PSD (2611)
1955-1956 State DeputyMick ProFaizer, PSD (777)
1956-1957 State DeputyFrank J. Becker, PSD, FMFD (1136)
1957-1958 State DeputyMike George, PSD (602)
1958-1959 State DeputyVirgil Moore, PSD (777)
1959-1960 State DeputyMike George, PSD (602)
1960-1961 State DeputyJulius L. Zaccardi, PSD (1136)
1961-1962 State DeputyRoyal V. Coburn, PSD (777)
1962-1963 State DeputyJoseph P. Fitzgerald, PSD (602)
1963-1965 State DeputyL. Wilson Thomas, Jr., PSD (1136)
1965-1966 State DeputyTranquilino Otero, PSD (5214)
1966-1968 State DeputyRobert F. Phillips, PSD (5214)
1968-1969 State DeputyJames M. Shulsen, PSD (5502)
1970-1972 State DeputyJames F. Dailey, PSD (602)
1972-1973 State DeputyVincent Kelly, PSD (5347)
1973-1974 State DeputyLawrence Cunningham, PSD (1136)
1974-1976 State DeputyRobert Frost, PSD (5502)
1976-1978 State DeputyEdwin R. Schulfer, PSD, FVSM, FMFD (6010)
1978-1980 State DeputyThomas J. O’Grady , PSD (5347)
1980-1982 State DeputyRobert E. Sorensen, PSD, FMFD (5214)
1982-1984 State DeputyToby Trujillo, PSD (5214)
1984-1986 State DeputyMichael T. Cosgrove, PSD (5347)
1986-1988 State DeputyJ. Robert Lavery, PSD, FMFD (5347)
1988-1990 State DeputyRichard A. Kane Jr. , PSD, FMFD (602)
1990-1992 State DeputyHenry C. Carlson, PSD, FMFD (9849)
1992-1994 State DeputyKen Hults, PSD (1136)
1994-1996 State DeputyRholand E. Lange, PSD, FMFD (5347)
1996-1998 State DeputyJoseph B. Ligori, PSD, FMFD (6966)
1998-2000 State DeputyDan W. Higgins, PSD (602)
2000-2002 State DeputySidney L. J. Cowand, PSD (7961)
2002-2004 State DeputyJohn P. Wainscott, PSD, FSD (6966)
2004-2006 State DeputyJames N. Leccia, PSD, FMFD (10304)
2006-2008 State DeputyCharles E. Dover Jr., PSD, FVSM, FMFD (10304)
2008-2009 State DeputyDouglas Shane, PSD (12181)
2010 State DeputyCharles E. Dover Jr., PSD, FVSM, FMFD (10304)
2010-2012 State DeputyRay L. Lopez, PSD (1136)
2012-2014 State DeputyRobert J. Masse Jr., PSD (5214)
2014-2016 State DeputyJerald P. Hanten, PSD (14239)
2016-2018 State DeputyAndrew Airriess, PSD (7961)
2018-2020 State DeputyGreg Keller, PSD (9849)
2020-2022 State DeputyJ. Nick Nielson, PSD (5502)

PSD = Past State Deputy, FSD = Former Supreme Director, FVSM = Former Vice Supreme Master, FMFD = Former District Master