State Officers (2023-2024)

William “Bill” Kelly State Deputy

Rev. Erik J Richtsteig State Chaplain

Francisco “Frank” (Chico) Carmona State Secretary

Larry Page State Treasurer

William McCauley State Advocate

Stephen Gerichs State Warden

Nick Nielson, PSD Immediate Past State Deputy

State Team Helpers

Rev. Robert “Dominic” Briese, OP Asst. State Chaplain (Utah)

Rev. Gabriel Mosher, OP Asst. State Chaplain (Utah)

Rev. Dominic Sternhagen Asst. State Chaplain (Utah)

Robert “Bob” Masse Jr. PSD District Master (Utah)

Greg Keller, PSD State Council Advisor

Chuck Davlin Regional Growth Director – West

Karl VanMaren, FDD Executive Secretary..

Doug Shane, PSD State Membership Director

District Deputies and Wardens (2023-2024)

District Map on Google Maps

District 1 DeputySK Andy Beck

District 2 DeputySK Joseph Nesi

District 2 WardenSK Paul Tinker

District 3 DeputySK Larry Page

District 4 DeputySK Edward Ortega

District 5 DeputySK Jon Gauchay

District 6 DeputySK Tom Odle

District 7 DeputyTimothy Soran, Jr.

District 8 DeputySK Michael Townsend, PSD

District 9 DeputySK Gabino Chacon Escarcega

District 10 DeputySK Stacey A. Yeager

District 10 WardenSK Douglas Johndrow

District 11 DeputySK Richard L. Green

District 12 DeputySK Thomas V. DeMars Jr.

District 12 WardenEd Kobialk Jr.

District 13 DeputySK Rafael Castillo

Coming Events

XXFYI - Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage (5/21-5/27)
05-21-2024 - 05-27-2024
Lourdes, 65100 Lourdes, France


The Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place 21-27 May, 2024 during the 64th International Military Pilgrimage 24-26 May 2024.
The application period for the Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage runs September 15, 2023 - January 15, 2024. Learn if you are eligible to apply. If you have questions, please email us at

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05-21-2024 - 05-27-2024 FYI - Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage (5/21-5/27)
XXHG: Confirmation at Saint Francis Xavier, Kearns - [1/2] English (A1144)
05-24-2024   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4501 W 5215 S, Kearns, UT 84118, USA
6:00 PM Mass according to the 2024 Confirmation Schedule (as of 23-FEB-2024)
May 24, Friday St. Francis Xavier, (1 of 2), 6 p.m.  = English
May 31, Wednesday St. Francis Xavier (2 of 2), 6 pm. = Spanish
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5:30 pm HG: Confirmation at Saint Francis Xavier, Kearns - [1/2] English (A1144)
XXDEADLINE: Register 4-Patriotic, Live/English, Assembly 1144
05-25-2024   12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4501 W 5215 S, Kearns, UT 84118, USA
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Exemplification Agenda: 
11:00 AM Setup and Team Arrival.
12:00 PM Honor Guard assemble/practice.
12:15 PM Registration (candidate check-in starts)  
12:30 PM Registration (candidate check-in complete) 
01:00 PM Degree Exemplification 
03:00 PM Refreshments
05:00 PM Mass (optional)
Register by May 25th.  See flyer.
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12:00 pm DEADLINE: Register 4-Patriotic, Live/English, Assembly 1144
All Day MOST HOLY TRINITY {Solemnity}
XXKnights on Bikes: 9 AM Mass in Bountiful
05-26-2024   8:45 am - 10:15 am
Saint Olaf Catholic Church, 276 E 1700 S, Bountiful, UT 84010, USA
9:00 AM Mass at Saint Olaf in Bountiful. ~~ Father Andrzej Skrzypiec is being presented with Utah Chaplain of the Year and Joe Nesi with Utah Knight of the Year. ~~ 2024.05.21: Added to calendar with information provided as requested by Frank Carmona and Nick Nielson.
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8:45 am Knights on Bikes: 9 AM Mass in Bountiful
XX🇺🇸 Memorial Day (USA)
05-27-2024   All Day Event
United States

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All Day 🇺🇸 Memorial Day (USA)
XXHG: Memorial Day Mass with Bishop Oscar Solis
05-27-2024   8:30 am - 10:15 am
Mt Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 275 U St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, USA
2024: Memorial Day Mass — Monday, May 27, 9 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 275 U St., SLC. Bishop Oscar A. Solis will preside. Limited seating; bringing a travel chair is suggested.
Annual Mass at 9:00 AM at Mount Calvary.
Inclement weather options: Mausoleum (like in 2022) or 10 AM at Cathedral.
2023 HG (15):
DM Bob Masse Jr PSD
M Ed Ortega
M Tom Odle  
CCC2577 Ray Halbert
Andy Airress PSD
John Schultheis
Larry Kiefer
FN A1144 Tom Blockovich
Art Grant, PFN A2577
Joe Nesi
Flag: Ray Salazar, FN Windy, Joe Bouley
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8:30 am HG: Memorial Day Mass with Bishop Oscar Solis
XXSpanish Fraternal Benefit Seminar (FBS): ¿Desea alinear sus decisiones financieras con su fe?
05-29-2024   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
¿Desea alinear sus decisiones financieras con su fe?
Hermanos y Líderes,
Espero que este correo electronico te encuentre bien. Me complace informarles sobre un próximo evento que podría ayudar a sus consejos a lograr su objetivo de consejo estrella para el año fraternal.
Organizaremos un evento FBE virtual hispano el miércoles 29 de mayo a las 8:00 p. m. EST. Este evento promete ser una valiosa oportunidad para los consejos que buscan interactuar con la comunidad hispana e impulsar sus iniciativas de crecimiento.
Adjunto a este correo electrónico encontrará el folleto y el gráfico de redes sociales del evento. Comparta estos materiales con sus líderes y corra la voz dentro de sus jurisdicciones.
Brothers and Leaders,
I hope this email finds you well. I am excited to inform you about an upcoming event that could help your councils achieve their star council goal for the fraternal year.
We are hosting a Hispanic Virtual FBE Event on Wednesday, May 29, at 8:00 pm EST. This event promises to be a valuable opportunity for councils looking to engage with the Hispanic community and boost their growth initiatives.
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Esperamos contar con su participación y apoyo para que este evento sea un éxito.
Gracias por su atención y que tenga un fin de semana increíble.
We look forward to your participation and support in making this event a success.
Thank you for your attention, and have an amazing weekend.
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5:00 pm Spanish Fraternal Benefit Seminar (FBS): ¿Desea alinear sus decisiones financieras con su fe?
XXFYI - 5/31-6/5 - National Eucharistic Pilgrimage (St. Junipero Serra Route) in Utah
05-31-2024 - 06-05-2024
May 31: receiving the Blessed Sacrament at the Idaho border, then going to Logan.
June 1: Service Project.  CCS in Ogden.
June 2: Corpus Christi, Procession in Park City.  Mass with Bishop Oscar Solis.
June 3: Process from Cathedral to Newman Center (on South Temple)
June 4: Procession through the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation (Roosevelt to Fort Duchesne)
June 5: (Mass, Adoration, Breakfast) in Vernal to 10:30 AM depart to Colorado border
May 31–June 2, 2024
St. Junipero Serra Route
2023.10.15 - Add note that some honor guards will be requested, with the details available in November.
State Deputy Bill Kelly
"An Honor Guard will be required at Park City  on Friday evening where Bishop Solis will be preceding for the opening event in our state . There will be activities going on every day during this period where an honor guard will be required.   As soon as I get dates times and locations we can solidify both HG and other KofC support  for this event."
Father Christopher Gray
"Thank you, Bill! Note, several of these details are not quite right—regardless, I would greatly appreciate your help with a couple important events during the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage between May 31 and June 5, 2024. I will have more information for you in November. I will happily brief everyone with the final plan when it is available."
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05-31-2024 - 06-05-2024 FYI - 5/31-6/5 - National Eucharistic Pilgrimage (St. Junipero Serra Route) in Utah

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Program Directors & Chairmen (2023-2024)

Membership Director SK Doug Shane, PSD

Program Director SK Bill McCauley, FMFD, FDD

Faith Director SK Paul A. Tinker, FDD

Family Director SK Kenneth A. Grace

Community Director SK Chad Vargo, PGK

Youth Director SK Jon Gauchay, PGK

APSC Chairman SK Larry Page, FDD

Special Olympics Chairman SK David Matyjasik

Members Only: State Directory ~~ Director and Chairman List (PDF)


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 LimaLaytonWilliam S Sevier
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 LourdesMagnaRichard Manzanares
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


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 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 NSL 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

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