There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.


Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.


Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.


Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Doug Karpan

Categories: New Members

doug-karpan-2012-196x300DOUG KARPAN lives close enough to Holy Spirit that he can walk on over. “I love listening to the bells,” he said. He enjoyed a similar experience growing up on the family farm in Rhineland, Texas, near St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, which is called the “Cathedral in the Cotton Patch.” Doug is an Air Force brat and graduated from high school near Seattle. He spent four years in the Air Force himself before spending about 30 years involved with CAD technical work for engineering firms. A parishioner since 1988, Doug is the coordinator for altar servers, a Eucharistic Minister a lector, has been involved in RCIA and also contributes to the Sacred Art Committee. “It’s good working with good people,” he noted.