OFFICERS  2017-18
Supreme Council Officer Handbooks  and Forms in PDF format are available on these links  

Chaplain Father Gerard M. Gonda, O.S.B. e-mail
Grand Knight Jim Brady (440)  934-5778
Deputy Grand Knight Greg Palichleb (440)  865-5883 e-mail
Financial Secretary Timothy J. Hohman (440)  937-9532 e-mail
Chancellor Jim Bohnert (440) 212-3487 e-mail
Recorder Nate Viers
(216)  640-5992
Treasurer Mark D. Weidig (440)  937-6948 e-mail
Advocate Henry Rodriguez (419)  650-8355 e-mail
Warden Fred Hillow
(440) 773-5354
Inside Guard Jim Teubl
(440) 937-6830
Outside Guard Roland Kracoe
(248)  701-0932
Special Guard Theodore J. Kocab (440) 835-9938 e-mail
Trustee 3 Years PGK Kevin McHenry (440)  930-4740 e-mail
Trustee 2 Years PGK John Hricovec (440) 242-7894 e-mail
Trustee 1 Year PGK  John J. Pabin (440) 934-4446 e-mail
Lecturer PGK Rob Garrett (440) 933-7898 e-mail
District Deputy Dale Grimes (440) 225-6699 e-mail

Fr. Gerard
Fr Gerard Gonda, O.S.B.
Chaplain The chaplain is the spiritual advisor of the council. He is expected to make a report at council meetings on religious matters. The grand knight appoints a priest in accordance with any rules established by the bishop of the diocese to serve as council chaplain.

      Grand Knight
Jim Brady
Jim Brady
  Grand Knight The grand knight is responsible for the welfare of the council. He presides over council meetings, acts as an ex-officio member of all committees, appoints a membership and programming director, convenes officers for a monthly meeting, and ensures all necessary reports are submitted to the state and Supreme Council. He should also be aware of the council’s financial status and ensure that his signature appears on all checks drawn. The grand knight is a member of the Advisory Board with general supervision of the council’s Columbian Squire circle.

      Deputy Grand Knight
Greg Palichleb
Greg Palichleb
  Deputy Grand Knight The deputy grand knight is second in command. He assists the grand knight with council affairs and fulfills all duties assigned to him by the grand knight. Should the grand knight be absent from a council meeting, the deputy grand knight will preside. He is chairman of the council’s retention committee and also a member of the Advisory Board charged with overseeing the council’s sponsored Columbian Squires circle.

Jim Bohnert
Jim Bohnert

  Chancellor The chancellor has a variety of responsibilities. Primarily, he assists the grand knight and the deputy grand knight in the execution of their duties and oversees the council in both their absences. He is charged with strengthening the members’ interests in council activities. The chancellor is chairman of the admission committee and a member of the Columbian Squires circle ceremonial team.

Fred Hillow
Fred Hillow
  Warden The warden is the "watchdog" for council property and degree paraphernalia, except the property of the financial secretary, treasurer and recorder. He is also responsible for setting up the council chambers for meetings and ceremonial work. During ceremonial exemplifications, he will appoint and supervise guards.

      Financial Secretary
Tim Hohman
Timothy Hohman
  Financial Secretary The financial secretary is appointed by the supreme knight, upon recommendation of the council. His main area of responsibilities is maintaining all financial and membership records. He collects and receives all moneys from all sources, including annual dues from council members. He also handles supply orders for the council officers and members, filing the Report of Officer (#185), and submitting all membership transactions to the Supreme Council.

Mark Weidig
Mark Weidig
  Treasurer The treasurer is responsible for the safekeeping and maintaining records of all council funds and accounts. He is responsible for depositing money into the council’s accounts and provides a certificate of such monies to the grand knight. He is also responsible for payment of all expenses.

Nate Viers
Nate Viers
  Recorder The recorder is similar to a court reporter or a secretary. He is responsible for maintaining a true record of all actions of the council and it’s correspondence. A Recorder’s Minute Book (#1403) is available from the Knights of Columbus Supply Department for keeping a record of council meetings.

Henry Rodriguez
 Henry Rodriguez
  Advocate The advocate is the legal representative of the council and serves as the council’s attorney at trials and investigations of any interest to the council. While he does not need to be a member of the legal profession, he should be familiar with the council by-laws, the Order’s Charter, Constitution and Laws (#30), Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting (#1937), and Robert’s Rules of Order.

Kevin McHenry
PGK Kevin McHenry
3 years
John Hricovec
PGK John Hricovec
2 years
John PabinPGK John Pabin
1 year

  Trustees The board of trustees consists of three members elected by the council and the grand knight, who serves as chairman of the board. They oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer, and with the deputy grand knight serve on the council’s retention committee. During council elections, only the three-year trustee is voted on, with the others moving on to become two and one-year trustees, respectively.

Jim Teubl
Jim Teubl - Inside

Roland Kracoe
Roland Kracoe - Outside

Ted Kocab
Ted Kocab - Special Guard

  Guards The guards have similar responsibilities, but distinct differences. The outside guard tends to the outer door admitting visitors and members to the inner door. Once at the inner door, the inside guard checks to make sure that their membership cards are current.

PGK Rob Garrett
  Lecturer The lecturer is appointed by the grand knight to provide both educational and entertaining programs to the council. He is responsible for the "Good of the Order" portion of council meetings. In order to provide members with informative and educational programs, he must be knowledgeable and aware of all council programming.

Dale Grimes
Dale Grimes
DD Jewel District Deputy

     The district deputy is the representative of the supreme knight
and the state deputy and is responsible for the supervision,
growth and expansion, and general care and well-being of the
councils assigned to his district. 
      His responsibilities include ensuring that his councils follow the
Order's laws and rules, promoting effective membership
recruitment and retention programs, identifying and developing
new council locations, assisting councils in conducting relevant
service programs, and monitoring the general financial
and social health of the councils in his district.