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

 

Trevor Edwards – January 2014

Trevor is the 18 year old son of Chris Edwards–former Grand Knight of Council 8157. Trevor felt  “a sense of need to return something to my church”, and chose the Knights of Columbus as the path.  He has already assisted the Knights during many of their activities; like working at the baseball concession stands (a…

Stephen Huckeba – January 2014

Stephen heard about the Knights of Columbus from his wife of 15 years – Jessica – and friends and because his “faith is in the church” and because he wanted to support the church, joined the Knights of Columbus this past Tuesday January 28th.  While his son Nathaniel, who is 7 1/2 years old, keeps…

Shawn Adams – November 2013

Shawn enlisted in the U.S. Army in the mid-1980s after graduating from high school in Philadelphia and was seriously injured during maneuvers in Germany. While in a coma for about a month, he had a vision and saw the Blessed Virgin and another woman whom he didn’t recognize. Soon after Shawn regained consciousness, a friend…

Bob Motta – December 2013

Bob Motta’s Italian roots stem from Palermo, Sicily, from where at age 16 his father emigrated to America. Bob grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, not far from where the George Washington Bridge crosses the Hudson River into the island of Manhattan. He was baptized and confirmed at St Joseph’s Church in nearby Bogota, NJ….

Raul Dominguez – November 2013

Raul owns a degree in aerospace engineering, worked for NASA on the space station and hopes to develop a cost-efficient system of solar panels that could be used at Holy Spirit and other area churches. Raul grew up in Lovington, N.M., before graduating from Boston University. He and wife Patricia have been married for 13…

Jason Kile – November 2013

Jason works for a human resource consulting firm and is also a 1st sergeant in the Army reserves, which he has been a member of for 21 years. He moved to Dallas from St. Louis as a youngster. He and wife Amy graduated from Skyline High in 1991. Jason then earned a business administration degree…

La’Don Wright – November 2013

La’Don has become quite active in Holy Spirit ministries since recently going through RCIA. He is a Zone Shepherd (Zone 6), a Eucharistic Minister and also an EM to patients at Charlton Methodist Hospital, assisted by his wife, Ivonne. They’re both graduates of Dallas’ W.T. White High, and La’Don then joined the Navy. He was…

Welcome New Knights

We welcome new Knights On Tuesday November 26, 2013, our degree team inducted 7 new members into the order of Knights of Columbus. Four of them came into our own Council 8157, they are, from left: Raul Dominguez Jr., La-Don Wright, Jason Kile, Martin Rangel (Council 13322), John Burns (Council 13322), Shawn Adams and Jose…

Matthew Sipriano – October 2013

Matthew joined the council alongside his father, Bart, and brother-in-law Chris Benavides. He hit the big 3-0 on Nov. 21, lives in Cedar Hill and works as a supervisor for UPS. Matthew began his high school days at the Marine Military Academy down in Harlingen and graduated from Irving’s Highlands School, where he played soccer and…

Bart Sipriano – October 2013

Bart followed graduation from Plano Senior High in 1974 with a four-year stint in the U.S. Army that included time as a paratrooper. “You go to paratrooper school for three weeks,” Bart said. “The hardest three weeks of my life.” His knees still remember paratrooper school. He and wife Julie have been married for 34…

Daniel Rosales – October 2013

Daniel has been a professional truck driver for 25 years, the past eight for Saia Motor Freight. No long-distance hauls, though – routes here in the area that don’t require overnight stays away from home. Home originally was Fort Worth, where Daniel graduated from Trimble Tech High. He and wife Norma have been married for…

Jesus “Jesse” Radillo – October 2013

Jesse escaped our recruiting efforts for, oh, 26 years before recently telling Frank Salazar that he’d take the plunge. Jesse works for Texas Trust Credit Union as a combination facilities coordinator and courier. He previously drove for UPS. Jesse was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and his family moved to El Paso when he was 2….

Bernard “Buddy” Jenkins – October 2013

Buddy came away from the council’s October pancake breakfast with a full stomach and a Form 100. He was born in New Jersey and came through Pennsylvania and Alabama before arriving in north Texas a few years ago. Buddy lives in Cedar Hill and teaches physics at Hebron High School in the Lewisville ISD. Buddy…

Chris Benavides – October 2013

Chris and wife Rebekah joined the parish only a month ago though they have been involved with Holy Spirit informally for a couple of years. Chris is the son-in-law of Bart Sipriano, who also joined our council during the October exemplification. Chris grew up in San Antonio, graduating from UT-San Antonio and is an investigator…

Greg Porter – July 2013

Hardly standard fare for an exemplification ceremony, one of Greg Porter’s first “duties” only minutes after earning his first degree on July 23 was to provide transportation home for long-time Knight Don Heitzman. It was fitting for Greg, who said he has been influenced by fellow KC Cedar Hill residents like Don, Bob Foster and…

 


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