The lifeblood of this Council is its new members.


Keith Archer

Membership Director

A growing council is a vibrant and exciting council spurred on by new ideas and new lifeblood for the many and varied activities of the council. Without new members the council becomes stagnant and as time passes slowly drift away from it's mission. The duties of the membership director include recruiting new members through direct contact with prospective candidates as well as encouraging everyone in the council to prospect for new members. The director must then follow up on prospective candidates after they have signed their application for membership to assure they are voted upon and approved by the council at a regular business meeting or an Officers and Directors meeting. In addition the director must then insure that each approved candidate attends a 1st Degree ceremony where he is officially declared a Knight of Columbus. Keith Archer grew up in Oklahoma City and came to the Dallas area for work in his mid-20s. He’s a project manager for Weldon Parts. Keith spends most Saturdays participating in the Catholic ministry that’s held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in downtown Dallas. Keith and Mary have been married for 29 years.



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When you’re married and you have a wife and kids you’re always concerned that if something were to happen to you, what would happen to them? The main reason for the Knights of Columbus was to take care of the widows once the bread winner passed away.

Andrew T. 3rd Degree Knight

You could have a great impact on people’s lives by getting involved in your community – one way we do that is through our service program we call The Knight Hands. We assist the needy in the Holy Spirit parish area with minor home repairs, household chores, and transportation services.

Allen R. 3rd Degree Knight

Everything I got involved in with the Knights of Columbus, my wife and children were with me. It opens up an avenue of opportunity to socialize and do things together.

James S. 3rd Degree Knight

New Members

Ken Struck

KEN STRUCK is a Chicago native who came to Texas 33 years ago and apparently likes it. Wife Diane similarly traveled south from Wisconsin. They met 30 years ago when working at the same company in Grand Prairie. They’ve operated their own business, “A Beautiful House,” for 17 years. Ken said he enjoys getting to…

Erasmo Zapata

 ERASMO ZAPATA—Business brought him from Minnesota to Texas 14 years ago. But forget trading in a parka for flip flops; he found the bigger transition to be going from small-town Barnesville to big-city Dallas. “I’d always lived in the country,” he said. “but the city has more advantages, more opportunities. I’m used to it now.”…

Chris Easdon

CHRIS EASDON experienced many different denominations of worship when growing up in Cedar Hill. As a young man living north of Dallas, he prayed to meet someone who might lead him to a church that he could call home. A week later, a co-worker at Oncor invited him to drop by St. Gabriel the Archangel…

Jorge Ruiz

JORGE RUIZ and wife Kathie moved to Texas from New York in 1980 and began attending Holy Spirit about two years ago. Jorge grew up in New York after emigrating from Ecuador at the age of 12, which reunited him with his parents and six siblings. He graduated from the New York High School of…

Michael Jarecke

MICHAEL JARECKE transferred his membership last year from Council 9563 in Lincoln, Neb. Michael and his wife, Ana, are Nebraska natives. He graduated from the University of Nebraska but notes that, as an Irish Catholic, he’s a proud fan of Notre Dame. He’s not sad the Cornhuskers recently left the Big 12 and no longer…