Rod Kinard is the Knight of the Month for April. Rod is a native of Abilene, Texas but was off to Lubbock only months after his birth; his father graduated from Hardin Simmons University and got his first teaching/coaching job there. The family’s next stops were in Oklahoma, first to Moore (just south of Oklahoma City) and then Carnegie (near Lawton), where Rod graduated from high school. He was a country boy and excelled in math. That combination led to him to attend Oklahoma State with a small scholarship to pursue radiation physics; his degree is in radiation and nuclear technology. He worked in South Carolina for a few years before he and wife Lynn (whom he met at OSU and married in 1978) relocated to Duncanville. Rod soon joined the Catholic Church through RCIA and became a member of our council in 2010, going through the Knight in a Day program held at Holy Spirit. He was a familiar face during the fish fry Fridays and was one of many Knights who pitched in at the concession stands during the youth baseball World Series in Cedar Hill in June. Lynn is also active in multiple Holy Spirit ministries including youth Faith Formation and Vacation Bible School. The couple has five children – Travis (32), Katy (29), Clint (26), Hannah (22) and Amie (12) – and five grandchildren.