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St. Francis Knights of Columbus

The St. Francis Knights of Columbus are a group of Catholic men serving St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Diocese of Des Moines, and the global Church. We organize fish fries, volunteer in the community and raise money for charitable causes among other activities. If you are a Catholic man over 18 years old, consider joining our Council by clicking below

About Us

Who Are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.9 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world’s largest Catholic family magazine,and many more family and personal benefits.


Knights of Columbus was chartered in March 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, with the intent of rendering financial aid to sick, disabled, and needy members and their families.  Since it's founding, Knights of Columbus has expanded to 15,342 councils and 1.9 million members in countries around the world

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Catholic Men of Faith and Charitable Action

Charity is the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. In 2016, Councils across the world donated $177.5 million and volunteered for more than 75 million hours of service. Recipients of this charity include the Christian Refugee Relief Fund, Disaster Relief, Ultrasound Initiative, Coats for Kids, Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics.


Council Leadership

Al Brunkhorst

Grand Knight

Rob Szalay

Deputy Grand Knight

Bill Summers

Financial Secretary

Jim Sinclair


Paul Bird


Ryan Johnson

1 Year Trustee

Rob Ryan

Field Agent

Dalton Fabian

Director of Tech/Social Media

Ed Mattern


Kelly Ryan

Outside Guard

Aaron Putze

Inside Guard

Chip Davis


Frank Harty

2 Year Trustee

Craig Stalzer

3 Year Trustee

Peter Hunter


Fr. John Brobbey


Dan Werner


Council Leadership
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