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
Mark Hoffman, 2017 - 2019
Contact:  Matt Nichols - Grand Knight, (812) 604-8988, email
                   Sean Boyles - Deputy Grand Knight, (812) 430-9560, email 
Meetings:  First Thursday of the month, meet in St. Bernard Room, 6:45 pm
Current Officers 2019-20  

Grand Knight - Matt Nichols
Chaplain - Father Chris Forler
Deputy Grand Knight - Sean Boyles
Chancellor - John Kippenbrock
Financial Secretary - Jacob Jobe
Recorder - Sam Hartmann
Treasurer - John Kippenbrock
Advocate - Jim Martin
Lecturer - Dr. Stan Taraska
Inside Guard - Don Tepool
Outside Guard - Pete Barry
One Year Trustee - Jeff Simpson
Two Year Trustee - John Voliva
Three Year Trustee - Mark Hoffman
Warden - Craig Jordan







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

Committee Chairs 2019-20

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 - Sean Boyles
Program Director - Sean Boyles
Vocations Director - Sean Boyles
Youth Director - Joel Padgett


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 Saturday morning from 4-5 am. 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  
Our Seminarian - Nick Sellers





Meet our Seminarian, Nick Sellers. Nick is a sophomore and is attending Bishop Simon Brute’ Seminary. His home Parish is Holy Cross Parish and his parents are Jeff and Amy Sellers. You can send a note to Nick at Bishop Simon Brute’ Seminary, 2500 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222, or you can email him at [email protected]. Nick’s birthday is February 24, 1997.


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