Archbishop E. V. O’Hara Council 4387

Council 4387 Officers 2022 – 2023

Grand Knight

Donald ‘Tebe’ Vervaecke

The grand knight is the council’s chief executive officer. He is responsible for setting council goals and ensuring that all officers fulfill their duties in reaching these objectives.

He presides over all meetings; appoints program and committee directors as needed; fills officer roles in the event of vacancies; countersigns checks and orders for payment; and oversees the council’s degree team.

Ideally, the grand knight should be a junior so that as a senior he can serve as a mentor for the next grand knight.

The grand knight must complete the Safe Environment training.

Deputy Grand Knight

Bruce Gregg

The deputy grand knight serves as the grand knight’s right-hand man and fills in for the grand knight when he is not present.

Some deputy grand knights serve as their council’s program director.

Ultimately, he assists the grand knight in leading the council and reaching council objectives.

In some councils, the deputy grand knight role might be used to groom a possible grand knight candidate for the following year.

Finally, the deputy grand knight may serve as a liaison between the council and other groups that share similar interest (i.e. Newman Club, pro-life club, etc.).


Craig Lay

The chancellor assists both the grand and deputy grand knights in the leading of the council by engaging and strengthening the council’s membership.

His primary responsibilities include recruiting and retaining members and to this end he should set up events that display the values and principles of the Knights of Columbus.

The chancellor should participate in the council’s degree team and should serve on both the Admission and Retention committees.


John Kinnard

The recorder has the responsibility of recording all meetings and events held by the council.

He should record minutes, conversations and other information helpful to the council and prepare them to be distributed to the membership in a timely manner.

Additionally, he should help with council event notifications, council meeting reminders, and assist with council social media responsibilities.


Tom Freund Jr.

The treasurer is responsible for managing the council funds, whether in bank or school accounts.

He receives money from the financial secretary and deposits funds into council accounts.

He is also responsible for paying all council expenses.

He also balances and verifies the ledger and keeps the updated budget approved by the council.

Financial Secretary

Howard Oswald

The financial secretary is chosen by the trustees and the officers of the council for a three-year term and approved by the supreme knight.

He provides continuity in the council and has the responsibility of collecting dues as well as ensuring that the council’s financial recordings are kept up to date.

Additionally, he ensures that membership records are current, issues membership cards, files regular reports to the district, regional, state and supreme offices and submits the annual 990 to the IRS.


Albert Gormly

The advocate acts as council parliamentarian.

He should be knowledgeable in Robert’s Rules of Order and Methods of Conducting a Council Meeting (#1937).

He may seek legal assistance from the state advocate, should issues arise.

The advocate should be able to take on additional responsibilities as the council deems necessary.


Aaron Carroll

The warden is responsible for the property owned by the council.

He is also in charge of setting up meetings and leads both the inside and outside guards.

Inside Guard

Joe Mouton

The inside and outside guards carry out tasks given to them by the grand knight and follow the warden’s orders.

They are responsible for checking membership cards and allowing entrance to meetings.

Outside Guard

Pat Adams

The inside and outside guards carry out tasks given to them by the grand knight and follow the warden’s orders.

They are responsible for checking membership cards and allowing entrance to meetings.



The chaplain is the spiritual leader of the council.

He nurtures the faith in council members particularly through the sacraments but also through spiritual direction, retreats and other events and support.

The grand knight should meet regularly with the council chaplain to see how the council can best support the Catholic community on campus.


Ron Enfranca

The lecturer provides brief spiritual discourses and reflections during business meetings for the “Good of the Order”.

If the lecturer cannot be present, he should appoint a council member to give the reflection for him.

Trustee - 1st Year

Mike Hartig

Trustee - 2nd Year

Ron Enfranca

Trustee - 3rd Year

Keith Gregory

The Trustees advise the Grand Knight, supervise the council’s financial matters, and conduct the semiannual audits.
Usually the immediate Past Grand Knight will serve as a Trustee.