Knights of Columbus

Council 14659
Date of Institution:  November 5, 2008
Past Grand Knights:
William McKeon, 2008-2009
Ken Nowlan, 2009-2011
Jeff Simpson, 2011-2013
Dr. Stan Taraska, 2013-2015
Jeff Simpson, 2015-2017
Contact:  Jeff Simpson - Grand Knight, (812) 454-2035, email
                  Mark Hoffman - Deputy Grand Knight, (812) 454-2126, email 
Meetings:  First Thursday of the month, meet in St. Bernard Room, 6:45 pm
Current Officers 2016-17  

Grand Knight - Jeff Simpson
Chaplain - Fr. Chris Forler
Deputy Grand Knight - Mark Hoffman
Chancellor - John Kippenbrock
Financial Secretary - Brandon Dilger
Recorder - Ken Nowlan
Treasurer - Matt Nichols
Advocate - Jim Martin
Lecturer - Dr. Stan Taraska
Inside Guard - Don Tepool
Outside Guard - Craig Jordan
Trustee - Greg Lantaff
Trustee - Bill McKeon
Trustee - Earl Robertson

Committee Chairs 2016-17

Church/Adoration Chapel Director - Jim Martin
Community Director - Jeff Simpson
Council Director - Charlie Marx
Culture of Life Director - Earl Robertson
Gibault Envoy Director - John Kippenbrock
Membership Director - Mark Hoffman
Program Director - Mark Hoffman
Youth Director - Joel Padgett

Group Information

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization aiding the Parish and the community. We are involved in supporting Seminarian students by doing fundraisers throughout the year. We are involved with youth activities such as, the soccer challenge, free throw contest, essay, and poster contests. We are also involved with culture of life support, aid for fellow Knights, support of Gibault Home for children with behavior disorders, religious services, and any other projects requested by our Parish Pastor. Must be 18 to join.

Group News and Announcements



The Knights of Columbus, Council 14659, was awarded the “One Star Council” for 2015-16, for meeting 100% all of our goals in membership, insurance, and service projects. This award is a reflection of the work put in by our dedicated Knights here at St. John the Evangelist. Job well done by all of the Knights!

Pictured (left to right): Ed Boudreau, District Deputy, Jeff Simpson, Grand Knight, and Father Chris, Chaplain.


The Knights of Columbus Council 14659 at St. John the Evangelist, has been awarded the "Double Star Council" for 2012-13. Congratulations to all of the Knights who have made this possible. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance, and service program activities. Our Council achieved a 200% net gain of our membership goal to win Double Star Council. To earn Star Council, our council also won the Father McGivney, Founders, and Columbian awards. Job well done Knights.


The Knights of Columbus Council 14659, covers the Adoration Chapel every Saturday morning from 4-5 am. If interested in signing up please contact Jim Martin at 812-303-4541.


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Membership Breakfast