Membership

The lifeblood of this Council is its new members.

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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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Testimonials

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

 

Howard Bohlin

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…