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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

Nick Gleason – April 2013

Nick is another son following in his father’s footprint – not just because he joined the Knights of Columbus like his father Chris; but also because Nick aspires to be a veterinary as is his dad.  He will pursue that career at Texas A&M just as soon as he can after graduating from Bishop Dunne…

Hendrick Maison – April 2013

Hendrick came to the United States on April 13, 1998.  Before that he was a cradle catholic from Ghana.  He will, for sure lower the average age of the Council members.  He currently teaches math at DeSoto high school.  He received his higher education (a degree in electrical engineering) at Prairie View A&M – that’s…

Travis Kinard – March 2013

TRAVIS KINARD noticed that most of the “muscle” behind what goes on at Holy Spirit is provided by the Knights. That observation, and Travis’ desire to contribute to the parish community, led him to become a member. Travis graduated in 1998 from Duncanville High, where he lettered in soccer. He graduated from the University of…

Robert Johnston – March 2013

ROBERT JOHNSTON is a relatively new Catholic, having converted via Holy Spirit’s RCIA class in 2011 (with Brother Knight Jack Ramsden as his sponsor). Robert came through Duncanville High School and Mountain View College. He is a long-time employee of Oak Cliff’s Oak Farms Diary, where he is a production supervisor. Robert and wife Maria…

Ben and Tim Burns – March 2013

BEN and TIM BURNS join our growing list of father-son members and attended the same First Degree exemplification ceremony in late March. Ben is a software engineer, married 21 years to Marilyn. After graduating from Lewisville High, he spent a year at North Texas, six years in the Navy and then finished his schooling at…