Knights of Columbus

Council 14659
Contact:  Mitch Strange - Grand Knight, (812)-259-5318, email
                Mark Hoffman - Deputy Grand Knight, (812)-454-2126, email
Meetings:  First Thursday of the month, meet in the Gymnasium, 6:45 pm
Current Officers 2022-23

Grand Knight - Mitch Strange
Chaplain - Father Chris Forler
Deputy Grand Knight - Mark Hoffman
Chancellor - Pete Barry
Financial Secretary - Craig Jordan
Recorder - Sam Hartmann
Treasurer - John Kippenbrock
Advocate - Jim Martin
Lecturer -  (temporarily vacant)
Inside Guard - Don Tepool
Outside Guard - Keith Seger
One Year Trustee - Bob Bindley
Two Year Trustee - Brandon Dilger
Three Year Trustee - Matt Nichols
Warden - Mike Meny

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
Mark Hoffman, 2017 - 2019
Matt Nichols,  2019 - 2022







2017-2018 Officers available for picture (left to right): Pete Barry, Matt Nichols, Jeff Simpson, Ed Boudreau, Brandon Dilger, Mark Hoffman, Greg Lantaff, Jim Martin, Dr. Stan Taraska, Earl Robertson, Craig Jordan and Don Tepool


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.

News and Announcements



The Knights of Columbus led the Stations of the Cross on February 23, 2018. Included in the picture with members of the Knights are Father Chris and Deacon Dave.


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 Thursday evening from 10-11 pm. If interested in signing up please contact Jim Martin at 812-303-4541.

Programs throughout the year
40 Cans for Lent Parish Adoration Chapel Coverage
5th Sunday Rosary Right to Life
Free Throw Basketball Competition Support our Seminarian
Gibault support Thanksgiving Food Drive
Habitat for Humanity Tootsie Roll Handout-Campaign for Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities
Ongoing Blood Drives  



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Knights Free Throw Contest 2020

Knights Christmas Party 2019

Knights Pancake Breakfast 2019

Knights Free Throw Contest 2019

Knights Pancake Breakfast 2018

Knights Picnic 2018

Knights Free Throw Contest 2017

Knights Doughnut Party 5th & 6th Grades

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Membership Breakfast