Knights of Columbus

Contact: Grand Knight David Varda,

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, with more than 2 million members in 16,000 Councils worldwide. The order is dedicated to promoting the principals of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism; their various programs allow Knights and their families to work together to aid their parish, the Church, the community, and each other.  In 2017, Knights worldwide donated more than $186 million to charitable causes and provided more than 77 million hours of volunteer service.

The Knights also operate their own insurance company, benefiting its members and providing financial support to its many national and international philanthropic programs.  In November of 2015, the Knights of Columbus surpassed $100 billion of life insurance in force and enjoys the highest rankings from rating organizations A. M. Best and Standard & Poor's.

St. Andrew Council #11275 celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019 and has a notable history of service and achievement since its founding in 1994.  Council #11275 has been named one of the Ohio State Council's "Top Ten," from among the state's 375+ councils, on five occasions (1994, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2019) and has been recognized many times by its Supreme Council as a "Star Council" recipient, for outstanding achievement in recruitment and programming (1994, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2020).

Council activities include providing Christmas grocery baskets to inner-city families, raising funds for developmentally disabled citizens, and supporting Right-to-Life efforts. The Knights also sponsor many events for the Parish community, such as pancake breakfasts, the parish's annual Christmas tree sale and Easter egg hunt, and many other services and social activities.

Any Catholic man, 18 years of age or older, is eligible for membership in the Knights - please consider joining us in faith, fellowship, and service!  Men interested in joining the Knights should contact St. Andrew Council directly at or join the Knights online at


2020/2021 Officers

  • Chaplain: Msgr. Stephan Moloney
  • Chaplain Delegate: Deacon Thomas Berg
  • Grand Knight: David Varda
  • Deputy Grand Knight: Tom Piolata
  • Chancellor: Damion Faulkner
  • Recorder: Joe Chatlos
  • Financial Secretary: David Tague
  • Treasurer: Mike Miller
  • Advocate: Tom Conkle
  • Warden: Tom Dailey
  • Inside Guard: Timothy McGhee
  • Outside Guard: Jerry Wozniak
  • Trustee 1st Year: Pat Carroll
  • Trustee 2nd Year: Marty Majka
  • Trustee 3rd Year: Paul Breen
  • Lecturer: Tony Joseph

To contact any of the officers, email


Meeting Schedule
Due to the COVID-19, pandemic, membership meetings are being held virtually on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. until further notice.