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Charity

There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.

Unity

Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.

Fraternity

Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.

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Patriotism

Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Knight of the Month – June 2019

Categories: Knight of the Month,News & Announcements

Jim Russell and Tom Greco
Jim Russell receives the Knight of the Month award from Grand Knight Tom Greco

Jim Russell

Jim has just about reached the figurative halftime of a challenging KC assignment – serving as a council officer and as the ultimate assembly officer. He’s one fraternal year into being the Faithful Navigator for Assembly 2799 and finishing up one year as Council 8157’s recording secretary. He’s turning in the latter given what’s ahead for him in 2019-20 with the former. Jim joined our council in February 2012 (initially asked by Andy Goza while helping with rummage sale preparations), took his major degrees four months later and joined the Fourth Degree in September 2013. Before becoming the recorder, he spent five years as our lecturer. “I feel that is an honor and a privilege to serve in any KC office when chosen by my fellow brothers Knights,” Jim said. He is originally from upstate New York, spent four years in the U.S. Army and came south to earn a marketing degree from Oklahoma State. That’s where he met Mary, and they were married in 1966. The Russells have been mainstays of Holy Spirit’s music ministry for decades. Jim retired in 2011 after a career spent with Northrup Grumman and Raytheon. They have lived in Cedar Hill since 1972 and first attended Holy Spirit one week after the parish was founded in 1974. They must like it here.