New Members

The lifeblood of this council is its new members!

T he lifeblood of this council is new members.  Without the passion and energy and ideas of new members, the council would soon become stale and lethargic and lose conviction and purpose.  It is with great pleasure, then, that we welcome these new members into our council and let us all encourage these new men to display their talents and energy for the good of the order.

Orientation meeting for New Knights

At the start of every quarter there will be an orientation meeting for new Knights to help them learn their way around our council. This will take place 1 hour before the general meetings on the:

First Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM in January, April, July and October.

Contact the Awareness Committee for more information.


 Welcome New Knights

 

Doug Maddox

Doug Maddox – August 2018 transfer

Doug Maddox Doug and his family moved to Cedar Hill in July from Florida when he became an assistant director of the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery just up the road from Duncanville on Mountain Creek Parkway. He joined the Knights in 2014 in Lake Worth, Fla. He retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant…

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Keith Archer – May 2018

Keith helping during gym set up for the rummage sales. The Archers at the Awards Dinner. Keith is one of those new members who has hit the ground running. That can happen when someone joins while we’re staffing the Cedar Hill youth baseball concession stands during the spring season. He and Mary, his wife of…

John Bosco Umejiego – June 2018 transfer

John was first attracted to the Knights of Columbus as a child in his hometown in Nigeria, where he saw Fourth Degree members participating in their ornate attire. When John was an adult in the United States years later, the KC’s provided an excellent avenue from him to give back to his faith community. John…

Roberto Nieto

Roberto Nieto – June 2018

Roberto keeps a busy schedule – operating a neurology clinic in Mansfield with two daughters in college and one in high school – but decided it was a good time to join the Knights after witnessing the Order’s good works for so many years. He’s from Corpus Christi, graduated from the University of Texas Medical School…

Kavin Stuckly – June 2018 transfer

First of all, the first name is pronounced with a short “a” sound, like former SMU football coach Mike Cavan. Kavin and his family have lived in Duncanville since 2009, and he recently decided to transfer his KC membership over from the council in North Richland Hills, just northeast of Fort Worth. Kavin grew up…

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Francisco “Frank” Bernal – May 2018

Frank has lived in Duncanville for most of his life. But during his high school years, his family apparently lived in a sliver of the city that sent its children to Cedar Hill schools. Hence, he’s a graduate of Cedar Hill High. Frank then went on to Mountain View College and UT-Arlington. He has worked…

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Wendell Jean Pierre – April 2018

Wendell turned heads during his meeting with the council’s admission committee when he revealed doing lots of research on the Knights before pursuing membership, which was informally extended to him by Tony Gonzalez during an ACTS retreat. Wendell’s Catholic faith has long been important to him, going back to attending St. Augustine High in his…

Roberto Diaz – June 2018 transfer

Roberto recently reactivated at the urging of Frank Salazar and Tom Greco. He retired as a master sergeant following 24 years in the U.S. Army in 1997 and most recently was a member of the council that serves Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He retired from his most recent civilian line of work, teaching Junior ROTC at…

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Wendell Jean Pierre – April 2018

Wendell had done extensive reading related to increasing his faith life, including research on the Knights, when he was invited to join our council by Tony Gonzalez during a Holy Spirit ACTS retreat. Joining 8157 is just the latest chapter in his long and varied life. Wendell grew up in New Orleans, graduated from St….

Julian Rios – February 2018

A transfer from Council 14549 at St. Maria Goretti parish in Arlington, his first name is pronounced “HOO-lee-on.” Julian grew up in the South Texas town of Crystal City (spinach capital of the world!) and joined the Knights in 2010 in the San Antonio-area town of Helotes because he wanted to be part of a…

Mike Lewis – January 2018

“One of these days … One of these days.” That’s what Mike thought about joining the Knights beginning with when he went through RCIA at Holy Spirit in 2012. The time finally arrived last year, after he attended an ACTS retreat and acted on the advice of our Tony Gonzalez. Mike went through exemplification in…

Aaron Rohmer – October 2017

Aaron was inducted into the council in October. The Cedar Hill resident didn’t take the typical path to joining our ranks. A council member usually identifies a likely candidate while attending Mass or being involved in some sort of service to Holy Spirit Parish. In Aaron’s case, he didn’t require any prompting, any invitation. He…

Elvis Fajardo – September 2017

Elvis Fajardo, who joined our council in September, was in the middle of a job transfer from New Orleans to Dallas during the late summer of 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast. He and his family technically weren’t evacuees in making their move to north Texas, but they experienced hardships nonetheless related to…

Will Quezada – April 2017

Will and his wife, Maria Isabel, live in Dallas not far from Holy Spirit. They regularly attend the downtown Cathedral, which Will has done since his family moved to the area from Mexico in 1974. “It became home,” he said. They’re both Eucharistic Ministers at the 12:30 Mass, and Will is also head of the…

Edward Dzuvilla – April 2017

  Edward is a financial adviser for Wells Fargo, coming down to our neck of the U.S. woods from Connecticut during his career in sales-related positions. Wife Rachel is the principal at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School. His daughter, Annie, is graduating from the University of Maryland and headed for law school at SMU….

 


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