State Officers (2021-2022)

Nick NielsonState Deputy

Rev. Erik J RichtsteigState Chaplain

William “Bill” KellyState Secretary

Ryan GraveleyState Treasurer

Francisco “Frank” CarmonaState Advocate

Alex TarazonState Warden

Gregory A. Keller, PSDImmediate Past State Deputy

State Team Helpers

Rev. James E BlaineState Chaplain Emeritus

John Wainscott, PSDState Council Advisor

Karl VanMaren, FDDExecutive Secretary..

District Deputies (2021-2022)

…and (once appointed) District Wardens (2021-2022)

District 1 DeputyAndy Beck

District 2 DeputyPaul Tinker

District 3 DeputyLarry Page

District 4 Deputy** IS VACANT ** (Utah County Councils (1136, 8606, 9561) in Orem, American Fork, Payson.

District 5 DeputyLarry Zubel

District 6 DeputyMike Middlemiss

District 7 DeputyTim Soran, Jr.

District 8 DeputyPatrick McDonald

District 9 DeputyGabino Chacon-Escarcega

District 10 DeputyMark Dylla

District 11 Deputy* IS VACANT ** (Councils 1129, 14764, 15418) in Park City, SLC, Beau Parent (resigned 05-MAR-2022)

District 12 DeputyBill McCauley, FMFD

Coming Events

XXCANCELED: 4-Patriotic, Live, Assembly 3501
05-21-2022   All Day Event
Christ the King Catholic Church, 690 Cove Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720, USA
Save the date for a Fourth Degree Exemplification!
Hosted by Utah District Master of the Fourth Degree in "Southern Utah".
In Cedar City!

Go to Event
All Day CANCELED: 4-Patriotic, Live, Assembly 3501
XXGoToWebinar: Saturday with Supreme (with ARGTD Ken White)
05-21-2022   10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual webinar, using GoToWebinar. Registration required (and reminder messages are sent).

Registration Link:

We want to hear from you, come and let your voice be heard! Join in this "Open" Discussion for Knights in the Western Territory. We have no agenda. The conversation will take us wherever it leads. This open mic forum is an opportunity for us to gather on a Territorial Level. The invite list for this first time event in the West is limited to 500 attendees. Please don't hesitate to register and confirm your access! Let's make this event so much fun we will have to do it again. We want to hear from you. Viva Cristo Rey 

Western Territory Supreme Webinar Training Schedule – May 2022
Presenter: Ken White (Associate Regional Growth & Training Director, Western Territory)
See also:

Go to Event
10:00 am GoToWebinar: Saturday with Supreme (with ARGTD Ken White)
XXCANCELED: HG: Fourth Degree Exemplification and Mass
05-21-2022   1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ the King Catholic Church, 690 Cove Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720, USA

Upcoming Fourth Degree Exemplification Ceremonies

The goal is to advance at least 25 Knights to the rank of Sir Knight in the Fourth Degree in May and June.

The May 21st Exemplification will be in Cedar City at Christ the King Catholic Church.

·District Marshal Bill Lund is the primary contact for the event,

·Exemplification Timeline:
1:30 pm Registration
2:00 pm Degree Exemplification
3:45 pm Presentation of the Class
4:30 pm Mass
6:30 pm Social & Dinner Event at Rusty's Ranch House following Mass

·Note: The Mass is also a First Holy Communion Mass, and the honor guard will be serving and celebrating not only our new Sir Knights but also celebrating the new communicants, again providing that special visible arm of the Catholic Church.

Go to Event
1:30 pm CANCELED: HG: Fourth Degree Exemplification and Mass
XXA Novena for Life (May 22-30)
05-22-2022 - 05-30-2022
A Novena for Life honoring the Feast of the Visitation.
May 22-30, 2022. Sign up to pray (USCCB) (Novena PrayersPDF)
  • In preparation for the Feast of the Visitation, join Catholics nationwide in prayingA Novena for Lifefrom May 22-30. (Sign up to receive the daily prayers

Go to Event
05-22-2022 - 05-30-2022 A Novena for Life (May 22-30)
XX🇨🇦 Victoria Day (CANADA)
05-23-2022   All Day Event

Go to Event
All Day 🇨🇦 Victoria Day (CANADA)
XXUtah Training: Financial Secretary Skills and Techniques for Success (FS101)
05-23-2022   7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Registration Link:
  • We have one of the best Financial Secretaries in the State teaching this class.
  • If you are a FS you do not want to miss this class.
  • Leaders are your FS doing the correct job?  How do you know?
  • Come and get your answers to these questions.
YouTube Playlist of previous state training webinars.
State Training section of the State Council website
Supreme Training webinars

Go to Event
7:00 pm Utah Training: Financial Secretary Skills and Techniques for Success (FS101)
XXHG: Confirmation Mass (7pm) (1 of 2) A1146
05-25-2022   6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 65 East 500 North, Orem, UT 84057, USA
Date: Thu, May 19, 2022 at 9:53 AM
Subject: St Francis of Assisi KC Honor Guard Events
We have the following KC Honor Guard events coming up at St Francis of Assisi Church. Can you advertise/post them on the State Calendar for us.
* Wednesday May 25, 2022 - Bishop Solis Confirmation Mass 7:00 to 9:00 PM
* Friday May 27, 2022 - Bishop Solis Confirmation Mass 7:00 to 9:00 PM
* Friday June 3, 2022 - Funeral Mass for SK Joseph Hauzen a 38 year memberof the Knights of Columbus Council 1136/Assembly 1146. Mass will begin at 11:00 AM.
Please show 30 minutes prior to Mass downstairs in the Knights Room.
St Francis of Assisi, 65 East 500 North, Orem, UT.
Vivat Jesus
Jim Arguello
James Arguello

Go to Event
6:30 pm HG: Confirmation Mass (7pm) (1 of 2) A1146
XXFraternal Benefit Night - Retirement Planning in a Changing Landscape with Ed Slott
05-26-2022   7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ed Slott, America’s IRA Expert, presents "Retirement Planning in a Changing Landscape"
Ed Slott, CPA is a nationally recognized speaker, television personality & best-selling author known for his unparalleled ability to turn advanced tax strategies into understandable, actionable and entertaining advice. Ed combines current research, in-depth expertise, and humor to teach viewers about the ins and outs of their retirements and provides insight to the latest tax and planning information.
You are invited to join our free virtual webinar featuring Ed Slott.
Ed specializes in the latest retirement planning strategies and opportunities for 2022.
Register today to reserve your spot.
May 26: 7:00 PM MDT
June 23: 7:00 PM MDT
Ed Slott, CPA is not affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and the opinions expressed in this presentation are solely those of the presenter and not necessarily those of Knights of Columbus.

Go to Event
7:00 pm Fraternal Benefit Night - Retirement Planning in a Changing Landscape with Ed Slott

Program Directors & Chairmen (2021-2022)

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, FSVM = Former Vice Supreme Master, FM = Former District Master, SK = Sir Knight (a Fourth Degree Knight)


NumberCouncil NameLocationGrand Knight
602Salt LakeCathedral of the Madeleine - Salt Lake CitySK Rene P Contreras
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 ValleySK Jose L Munoz
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


NumberNameLocationCouncilsFaithful Navigator
1144Father Francisco Atanasio DominguezWestern Salt Lake Valley5214, 7961, 8350, 10304SK Bob E Masse Jr, PSD
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

1994-1996 State DeputySK Rholand E Lange, PSD, FM

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

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, FM

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

2008-2009 State DeputySK Douglas P Shane, PSD

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

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


PSD = Past State Deputy, FSD = Former Supreme Director, FSVM = Former Vice Supreme Master, FM = 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, FM (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, FM (6010)
1978-1980 State DeputyThomas J. O’Grady , PSD (5347)
1980-1982 State DeputyRobert E. Sorensen, PSD, FM (5214)
1982-1984 State DeputyToby Trujillo, PSD (5214)
1984-1986 State DeputyMichael T. Cosgrove, PSD (5347)
1986-1988 State DeputyJ. Robert Lavery, PSD, FM (5347)
1988-1990 State DeputyRichard A. Kane Jr. , PSD, FM (602)
1990-1992 State DeputyHenry C. Carlson, PSD, FM (9849)
1992-1994 State DeputyKen Hults, PSD (1136)
1994-1996 State DeputyRholand E. Lange, PSD, FM (5347)
1996-1998 State DeputyJoseph B. Ligori, PSD, FM (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, FM (10304)
2006-2008 State DeputyCharles E. Dover Jr., PSD, FVSM, FM (10304)
2008-2009 State DeputyDouglas Shane, PSD (12181)
2010 State DeputyCharles E. Dover Jr., PSD, FVSM, FM (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)

PSD = Past State Deputy, FSD = Former Supreme Director, FSVM = Former Vice Supreme Master, FM = Former District Master