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Join the Knights

Who Are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide organization of nearly 2 million Catholic men. The need for a strong organization of Catholic men in our nation has never been greater.  We face threats from our culture that tear at our Catholic roots and challenge our beliefs.  Adding your hands, hearts and voices to ours will strengthen the influence the Knights of Columbus can have on our society.

If you have ever thought that it is about time for you to get involved, membership in the Knights of Columbus is a great way to start.  Pope Benedict has challenged the Knights of Columbus to join him to, “Help build up the Church.” The Knights have accepted the challenge and today I ask you to join us in that effort.

For over 270 other men in this parish, it has been a great way to give back to God through service; a small portion of His many gifts to our families and us.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith.

Our Knights Council meets at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Leawood, KS on the second Tuesday of the month (with a few exceptions). Please check the online calendar or parish bulletin for meeting details. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Knights or if you have questions about the Knights, please feel free to contact us.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

How to Join

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from the Grand Knight or the Parish Office.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Knights of Columbus, feel free to contact us via phone or email. We will respond as soon as possible.

Bill Koch, Grand Knight
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St. Michael Parish Office:

14201 Nall Ave., Leawood, KS 66223
Phone:(913) 402-3900


About Our Council

Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen who value our belief in the Roman Catholic Church, promoting our Christian beliefs through our example in the works of charity and support of our Parishes, Priests and families.

St. Michael the Archangel Knights of Columbus Council 12577 is a member of the national Knights of Columbus organization. Our Knights council supports the St. Michael the Archangel Parish community in Leawood, KS, its families and religious orders by volunteering in support of parish activities and hosting a variety of social events and fundraisers.

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Council 12577 Officers

Council Officers 2017 - 2018

Bill Koch
Grand Knight
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Robin Snyder
Deputy Grand Knight

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Fr. Brian Schieber

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Ken Lopez

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Thomas Loew

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Greg Trum
Financial Secretary

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Kelly T. Davis

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Joe Gearon
The Advocate

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Phil Truman

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Eric Witt
Inside Guard

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Vince Guzzo
Outside Guard

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Mike Pollock
Trustee 3 Year

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Matt Woehrle
Trustee 2 Year

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Zack Doerfler
Trustee 1 Year

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Current Events

Business meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, usually at 7:00 pm, in the St. Gabriel room. Our council hosts a large number of council activities throughout the year. Check out our calendar for current events.