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

 

Charles Esimai May 2016

Charles is a hospitality minister at the 11:30 Sunday Mass. He is a retired teacher living in Duncanville. Charles is from Nigeria. He came to the United States in 1973 to earn his master’s degree in metallurgy (the science of making metals) and later a doctorate in that, from M.I.T. He previously got a bachelor’s…

“Nick” Ogbuezi May 2016

The emotion in Nick’s voice as he introduced himself at the end of his First Degree ceremony was obvious. He described entry into the Order as a dream come true. Nick had tried to become a Knight multiple times in his native Nigeria only to be denied. He moved to Dallas recently in search of…

Howard Bohlin May 2016

Howard has been a parishioner since 1991, when he retired from the Air Force and moved to the Dallas area – DeSoto, specifically – where is home for his wife, Elaine. You’ll probably recognize his voice from being one of the regular readers during the Easter Vigil Mass. A Chicago native, he flew C-5 transports…

Jose Perales March 216

Jose Perales, chef by trade, pitched in immediately in the kitchen at our April breakfast. Jose and wife Ramona moved to Duncanville a few years ago from Midland, where he’d joined the Knights back in the 1970s. Jose is a baker at Panera Bread in Cedar Hill, and Ramona works at Duncanville High. They’ll celebrate…

Arthur Migala Feb 2016

Arthur Migala recently reactivated his membership after initially joining in the late 1990s. He’s the son of long-time 8157 member Les Migala. Arthur and wife Leslie live in Duncanville and have been married 17 years. He left Duncanville High after three years and finished high school in Munich, Germany after his father was transferred there…

Keith Kelm Feb 2016

Keith Kelm recently transferred from Council 8147 at St. Joseph’s in Waxahachie. He joined the order last September, added his major degrees but was particularly interested in being a member of the Fourth Degree Assembly 2799 that our council is part of and moved his membership to 8157. Keith and wife Sandra were married in…

Miguel Lozano Feb 2016

Miguel Lozano engages in activities like running and obstacle races. “If I stand still, I fall asleep,” he says. Miguel lives in south Arlington with wife Viana and their daughters, Isa (13) and Ella (11), who attend St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Oak Cliff. Miguel is from Monterrey, Mexico and came to Texas 26 years…

Dan Kurtenbach Feb 2016

Dan Kurtenbach joins us thanks to his joining the coaching staff at South Grand Prairie, where he’s coaching outside linebackers on the football team and also the throwers on the track team. Dan grew up in Oklahoma City, attended Oklahoma State and is in his 19th year of coaching. “I like to inspire young men,…

Benny Klein – February 2016

Benny Klein’s explanation for joining the Knights is a familiar one: “Jim worked on me,” he said, referring to Jim Kowalski. Benny and wife Ronda live in Cedar Hill and are a couple of West Texas natives who came to this area in 1994. They met while attending high school in the small town of…

Ernest Alvarez – February 2016

Ernest Alvarez’s service to the council preceded his formal membership. He has prepared fish tacos for our first two fish fries this Lenten season and then went through his exemplification ceremony on the final Tuesday of February. He joined the Knights at the invitation of another relatively new brother, Tony Gonzalez, in a “payback” of…

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Hector Rubio January 2016

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Hector Rubio came to our area in the early nineties and has been living in Duncanville since 1992. After attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Dallas he started attending Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Inspired by the assistance he recently received from our council’s Knight Hands program with a couple of challenging…

Luis “Tony” Gonzalez November 2015

Luis “Tony” Gonzalez was encouraged by his brother Elio Gonzalez to join the Knights of Columbus.  And so it was on Tuesday November 24th that Tony was inducted into the Knights of Columbus by the 1st degree team of Council 8157.    Tony and his wife Rosalinda have attended both Holy Spirit and Holy Cross over…

Edmond Cordova III October 2015

Edmond Cordova III and his family have been a member of this parish for the past 7 years and have lived in Grand Prairie for the last 4 years. Edmond heard about and was convinced to join the Knights of Columbus during the recent Eucharistic breakfast. Both he and his wife (Dwana) are part of…

Dan Keough October 2015

At the conclusion of the 1st degree induction ceremony on October 27, Dan Keough said “you guys have been chasing me for 10 years”. And with the recruiting efforts of Jack Anderson, Tom Greco, Jim Russell, and Andy Goza, we are happy to welcome Dan into the ranks of the Knights of Columbus. Although born…

Sir Knight Freddy Vasquez

Freddy Vazquez – August 2015

Freddy Vazquez recently began the second year of his new adventure – teaching at Mark Twain Elementary School in the Dallas ISD following 34 years in the U.S. Army. He was living in Puerto Rico a year ago and responded to DISD’s recruiting of bi-lingual teachers. Freddy grew up in New York before moving to…

 


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