OFFICERS  2020-2021
Supreme Council Officer Handbooks   and Forms in PDF format are available on these links  

Chaplain Father Paschal F. Petcavage e-mail
Grand Knight Robert Y. Garrett Jr. (440)   xxx-xxxx
Deputy Grand Knight Vacant (xxx)   xxx-xxxx e-mail
Financial Secretary Pete Catanese (xxx)   xxx-xxxx e-mail
Chancellor William B. Greaney (440)   934-8050 e-mail
Recorder Nate Viers (216)   640-5992 e-mail
Treasurer John Churavy (xxx)   xxx-xxxx e-mail
Advocate Brian D. Sullivan (440)   934-3999 e-mail
Warden Vacant (xxx)   xxx-xxxx
Inside Guard Gerald Berger (xxx)   xxx-xxxx
Outside Guard James Teubl (xxx)   xxx-xxxx
Special Guard Theodore J. Kocab (440)   835-9938 e-mail
Trustee 3 Years PGK  Vic Sedivec (xxx)   xxx-xxxx e-mail
Trustee 2 Years PGK  Greg Palichleb (xxx)   xxx-xxxx e-mail
Trustee 1 Year PGK  Fred Metz (xxx)   xxx-xxxx e-mail
Lecturer Rudolph J. Breglia (440)   930-0251 e-mail
District Deputy Dewitt Gober (xxx)   xxx-xxxx e-mail


Fr. Paschal
Fr Paschal F. Petcavage
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
Robert Y. Garrett Jr.
Robert Y. Garrett Jr.
  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
  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.

Bill Greany
Bill Greaney

  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.

  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
Pete Catanese
Pete Catanese
  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.

John Churavy
John Churavy
  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.

Brian D. Sullivan
 Brian D. Sullivan
  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.

PGK Vic Sedivec
PGK Vic Sedivec
3 years

PGK Gregory Palichleb
PGK Gregory Palichleb
2 years

PGK Fred Metz
PGK Fred Metz
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.

Gerald Berger
Gerald Berger - Inside

James Teubl
James Teubl - 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.

Rudolf J. Breglia
Rudolf Breglia
  Lecturer Thelecturer 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.

Dewitt Gober
Dewitt Gober
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.