About Our Council

Our Mission

Charity, Unity, Fraternity

Our Community

Provide aide and service to the community through projects and donations.

Our History

Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and a group of parishioners.

Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families.

Our Council

Father John Wallace

Now is the time to become a Knight!

For Catholic men that are 18 years of age you can join the Fr. John V. Wallace Knights Council #10047 at St. Patrick here in Gretna and your dues will be taken care of while you are in school up to 4 years by the Council. This includes trade schools, community colleges, and universities.

Council Officers

Bruce Jefferies

Grand Knight

John Schaffert

Deputy Grand Knight

Marty Stednitz

Financial Secretary

Randy Meerian

Chancellor / Membership Director

Father Greg Baxter


Greg Reitmeier


Larry Sibley


Jeff Harpenau


Anthony Schultz


Brian Gydesen

Inside Guard

Paul Staley

Outside Guard

Scott Rockwell


Jim Hain


Joseph Krajiceck III


Duane Benes