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

XXFraternal Training: District Deputy 101 (Jon Olson)
06-05-2023   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Training Webinar
Registration Link:
District Deputy 101
District Deputy is a critical role to the successful operation of local councils and the order. This webinar will cover the significance of District Deputies and ways to be a successful District Deputy. We will also highlight important issues for this upcoming fraternal year.
Join us for this webinar to position yourself for a strong start for the new fraternal year. 
The Fraternal Training Calendar is online at
Go to Event
6:00 pm Fraternal Training: District Deputy 101 (Jon Olson)
XXHG: Celebration of Life - James Bledsoe
06-06-2023   5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Celebration of Life will be conducted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, Utah. Guests are encouraged to use the parking and entrance on the north side of the building.
Go to Event
5:30 pm HG: Celebration of Life - James Bledsoe
XXFraternal Training: Council Budget (Shawn Veters)
06-06-2023   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Training Webinar
Registration Link:
Council Budget
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
10:00 PM EDT
Does your Council spend money? Is a lot of time during Council meetings devoted to navigating council expenditures? Does your Council use an annual budget?
Learn how to work with the financial officers of the council to analyze, build, and operate an annual council budget. How to reduce time during meetings, prevent overspending
Discover best practices Improve financial management, troubleshoot problems, the resources, and tools that are available to assist your council in its budgeting efforts.
Join us on Tuesday, June 6th at 10:00pm EDT.
If you can't join us live, the webinar will be available afterwards to watch on-demand at your convenience - sign up now to ensure you get the link for this important webinar.
The Fraternal Training Calendar is online at
Go to Event
8:00 pm Fraternal Training: Council Budget (Shawn Veters)
XXHG: Confirmation at Saint Rose of Lima (A1429)
06-09-2023   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 Chapel St, Layton, UT 84041, USA
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From: Joseph Garcia <>
Date: Wed, Apr 19, 2023 at 10:57 AM
Subject: Honor Guard Callouts!
Here is the current list of upcoming engagements in the north. Brigham is still TBD. Please support our efforts. Let me know of any changes/corrections.
June 9 (Friday)
* St. Rose of Lima Confirmation with Bishop Solis. 6:00PM (show time 5:30)
Joe Garcia
Go to Event
5:30 pm HG: Confirmation at Saint Rose of Lima (A1429)
XXHG: SOUT: Opening Ceremonies - Summer Games
06-09-2023   6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Granger High School, 3580 3600 W, West Valley City, UT 84119, USA
6:00pm Food
6:30pm Honor Guard Assemble
7:00pm Ceremony
Also happening - Check presentation from Utah State Council and Knights on Bikes.
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From: David Matyjasik 
Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2023 at 6:11 PM
Incase if anyone thinks I don't do anything . Today, I went to SOUT HDQ. and asked if we can have motor cycle accompany the Color Corps on June 9th for the Opening ceremonies for the Summer Games.  Scott Weaver said " they would be more than happy to have the Motor Cycle escort ".  So, IT'S A GO!!!  Also, the Police are having a round up in late August and their inviting Bike Clubs to join them in this event. This Event is supporting SOUT in some way. Right now this is in the development stage. So, when I get more info I'll pass it on. If you can share this information I'd appreciate it.
Take Care and God Bless
Go to Event
6:30 pm HG: SOUT: Opening Ceremonies - Summer Games
XXSilver Rose Program (Council 12959)
06-10-2023   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 725 S 250 E, Hyde Park, UT 84318, USA
Date    10-Jun-2023
City    Logan
Location    Saint Thomas Aquinas / Council 12959
Time    5:00 PM
Contact    Nate Morley
Contact Phone    435.752.1478
Contact eMail
Visit for more information on the program.
PDF of the prayer booklet:
Full 2023 Silver Rose Schedule (6/10-7/8):
Go to Event
5:00 pm Silver Rose Program (Council 12959)
XX6/11-7/8: Silver Rose - Utah 2023
06-11-2023 - 07-08-2023
Wyoming 5/21/2023 6/10/2023 
Utah 6/11/2023 7/8/2023 
Colorado 7/9/2023 8/12/2023  
2022.11.05.State Schedule announced.
Council ResourcesCouncils can find a step-by-step Silver Rose Guidesheet (#10625) for the program and otherresources by visiting Materials for the program in English, Spanish, andFrench can be ordered through Supplies Online including the Prayer Service Booklet (#4841),Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer and Pledge Card (#9754), and posters (#10723 & #10219). Alsoavailable are a poster (#10575) explaining the image on the tilma and a booklet (#4752) aboutOur Lady of Guadalupe.   

Go to Event
06-11-2023 - 07-08-2023 6/11-7/8: Silver Rose - Utah 2023
06-11-2023   All Day Event

2023 Calendar:
2022 Calendar (for additional reference):
Go to Event
XXFYI - Feast of Corpus Christi
06-11-2023   All Day Event

How about a Eucharistic Procession?
Go to Event
All Day FYI - Feast of Corpus Christi

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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 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

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