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


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


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



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

Wendell Jean Pierre – April 2018

Categories: New Members,News & Announcements

Wendell turned heads during his meeting with the council’s admission committee when he revealed doing lots of research on the Knights before pursuing membership, which was informally extended to him by Tony Gonzalez during an ACTS retreat. Wendell’s Catholic faith has long been important to him, going back to attending St. Augustine High in his native New Orleans and spending four months in a seminary in Mississippi. Wendell and Connie, his wife of 34 years, left New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and chose to relocate in DeSoto because she has family in the area. They have three grown children and six grandchildren. Wendell went straight from high school to the Marine Corps in 1966 and did two tours in Vietnam. He then spent 1985-2006 in the Coast Guard and has since been retired. Wendell has already become well acquainted with the french fry maker and new snow-cone machine at our Valley Ridge youth baseball concession stand.