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 Turner – August 2015

Music has long been at the core of Charles Turner’s life. He studied music in college and was a band director and/or music teacher for 36 years before retiring in 2009. He has been a member of Holy Spirit’s choir at the 5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass for the past three years. Charles joined our council…

Jeff Wallace – August 2015

Jeff comes to our council only months after completing Holy Spirit’s RCIA program. He’s originally from Louisiana, where his grandparents being Catholic was a significant influence on him. Jeff lives in Duncanville, moving to this area from Virginia Beach, and attended UT-Arlington. He works in real estate and also does consulting for a physicians staffing…

Heleodoro Gonzalez – May 2015

The youth baseball concession stands in Cedar Hill has been the council’s primary source of revenue for years and also directly contributed to 8157’s membership rolls recently. Heleodoro – or “Elio” – was watching one of his sons play at the Valley Ridge complex when he struck up a conversation at the concession stand with…

Clint Kinard – March 2015

The council’s Kinard contingent continues to grow. Clint’s father, Rod, joined 8157 in 2010. Older brother Travis became a member two years ago. Clint lives in Duncanville just a few doors down from his parents. He’s married to Katie, and they have three daughters – Nevaeh (4), Lyla (3) and Trystan (who just turned 2)….

Richard Juarez – March 2015

Richard grew up in Dallas, moved to DeSoto in November 2013 and is looking forward to becoming more involved as a Holy Spirit parishioner – including with the Knights. He graduated from Kimball High and headed straight to the working world. Richard has been employed by the City of Dallas for more than 20 years…

Louis Juarez – March 2015

Louis was invited to join our council by Arthur Rodriguez; the two of them have been involved in Catholic evangelization for decades. Louis is enjoying retirement after most recently working as a lab technician at the Dallas County Institute for Forensic Science. He graduated from North Dallas High and then got a degree in biochemistry…

Albert Granado – March 2015

Let’s hope Albert files his federal income tax return well in advance and can enjoy April 15 since that’s his birthday. He’s self-employed in a variety of fields – laying tile, woodworking and as a beer vendor. Albert graduated from Paschal High in Fort Worth. He and wife Regina have been married for seven years. He…

Daniel Rosales Jr

Daniel Rosales II – January 2015

Sorry that we can’t avoid future confusion here; Daniel says both he and his father, who joined the KC’s in October 2013, simply go by the name of “Daniel.” Young Daniel came aboard only weeks after satisfying the minimum age requirement of being 18 years old. He is a senior at Trini Garza Early College…

Leslie Beene

Leslie Beene – January 2015

Leslie’s entry into our council comes only a few years after he went through Holy Spirit’s RCIA program and was confirmed in October 2012. He grew up in the Episcopal faith, found its leanings in recent years too liberal for him, and found a new spiritual home in the Catholic Church. Leslie is originally from…

Bob Mulligan – December 2014 transfer

Bob and wife Patricia live in Grand Prairie. He transferred from the council at St. Michael’s parish there in December to begin his second stint in our council. His KC experience includes being Chancellor on a degree team. Bob is from New Orleans, went to college at Southeastern Louisiana in nearby Hammond, spent two years…

Robert Tovar – December 2014

obert joined the council on the penultimate day of the year as another step in his personal campaign to come home to the Catholic Church. Robert grew up Catholic in Puebla, Mexico. By the time he’d come to Texas in 1997 and attended North Dallas High, he’d fallen away from the church. That changed only…

Brent Flynn – November 2014

search for brotherhood greatly influenced Brent to recently give up his career in sporting goods sales to pursue a new calling in law enforcement. It’s also what drove him to recently join our council. Brent, wife Jodi and 6-year-old Andrew live in Midlothian and joined Holy Spirit a few months ago. He graduated from Richland…

Josh Gleason – November 2014

osh recently became the third member of his family to enter the order, following father Chris (2010) and older brother Nick (2013). Josh is a senior at Bishop Dunne, a member of the Bishop’s Honor Roll and hopes to return to the baseball team after hurting his throwing arm last year. He has been active…

Alberto Torreblanca – November 2014

  Alberto Torreblanca is a craftsman cabinet maker and supervisor for a custom cabinet manufacturer in Dallas. His wife of 17 years, Marlen, works for the City of Irving fire department. They live in Dallas and have been parishioners since 2011. Alberto and Marlen have three children – Lissette (16), Eric (11) and Sofia (6) –…

Gilbert Zuñiga, Jr. – October 2014

“Junior” and his wife, Toni, have a young daughter, Gabryella, and are expecting their second child in February. He took over his father’s trucking business when his father retired. Junior went to Adamson High and then attended a technical school in Houston before jumping into the family business. The Zuñigas live in Dallas and attend…

 


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