Officers for Council Year 2019-2020

Our worthy officers of Council 11207.

Jim Gallione, GK

Jim Gallione, GK

Worthy Grand Knight

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Jim is a Widower, the father of 7 children and 17 grand children.  He is the owner of Gallione General Contracting, LLC and Preferred Property Inspection of Central Ohio, LLC. He's been a member of St. Patrick Church for over 65 years, is a fourth degree member for 10 or more years. Jim also is the caretaker of the Dominican Sisters of Provincial Province convent.

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Worthy Deputy Grand Knight

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Fr. Stephen Dominic Hays, O.P.

Fr. Stephen Dominic Hays, O.P.

Worthy Chaplain

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Father Hayes is an itinerant preacher assigned to Saint Patrick Priory, Columbus Ohio. Father Hayes is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. Born in 1953, has seven brothers and sisters and rejoices in his Irish heritage. He holds an A.B. in Biology from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire; a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and an S.T.B. From the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (the Dominican House of Studies) in Washington, DC. After practicing law for a few years, he entered the Dominican Order in 1982, made solemn profession in 1986, and was ordained a priest in 1988. Has served as a priest and pastor for the last 29 years in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition to parochial service, Father Hayes has had experience in retreat work, parish missions, pilgrimage direction, and as a spiritual director and confessor, as well as experience in Catholic radio and print media. He has for many years been active in the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He is particularly interested in Holy Scripture, sacramentology, and medieval Christian history

David Szarko

David Szarko

Worthy Chancellor

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Gary Sheldon

Gary Sheldon

Worthy Advocate

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Clint Atkins

Clint Atkins

Worthy Recorder

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James Motter

James Motter

Worthy Financial Secretary

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Jim joined the Knights in 1999 and received his 4th Degree in 2007. Besides being the Council's Financial Secretary he has also held the offices of Treasurer and Recorder. Jim married his wife, Maureen at Saint Patrick Church in 1988 and they have 2 children, Sarah and Daniel.

Larry Carstensen

Larry Carstensen

Worthy Treasurer

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Larry Carstensen is the father of two girls and four boys and Papa to three grandchildren. He and his lovely wife Winifred have been attending St. Patrick's Church since their marriage in 1982. Larry has been a member of St. Patrick's council since 2008 and our council treasurer since 2009.

Richard Mason, PGK

Richard Mason, PGK

Worthy Warden

Richard has been with the Knights for over 50 years as well as a past Grand Knight. Richard has a servant's heart; he is always willing to help and support the council and the parish as a whole. He is a weekly usher and the head of two programs for the Knights: The 30 cans for 30 days and the annual parish coat drive.  Richard has been worthy warden for several years, we can always count on him to make sure we're all "safe at home".

Steve Wagner

Steve Wagner

Worthy Inside Guard

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Bob Tatz

Bob Tatz

Worthy Outside Guard

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John Brandt

John Brandt

Worthy Trustee, First Year

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Michael O'Keefe, Sr.

Michael O'Keefe, Sr.

Worthy Trustee, Second Year

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Michael joined the knights in 1967 and in '68 did his 2nd and 3rd degree. He was married to his beautiful wife in 1966 and have 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls. Michael worked for the Big Bear Bakeries for 28 years and after they were closed he worked for the City of Columbus as a Code Enforcement Officer for 20 years. Michael is now happily retired and is one of our primary ushers at St. Patrick Church.

Robert McGonigle, PGK

Robert McGonigle, PGK

Worthy Trustee, Third Year

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Robert McGonigle, a 4th Degree Knight, returned to the Roman Catholic Church in August 2006 after an absence of almost 34 years. He is in his second year serving as a Knight of Columbus. Robert married his wife Jennifer in 1971 and they have 2 children and 7 grandchildren. Robert has a BS in Social and Behavioral Sciences from The Ohio State University with a major in psychology and a minor in sociology. He studied toward his Masters in Secondary Education through the University of Phoenix. Robert enjoys serving the St. Patrick parish in many capacities.

Robert B. Slater

Robert B. Slater

Worthy Insurance Agent

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Richard Wade

Richard Wade

Worthy District Deputy

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Richard Wade is a 4th Degree knight. He and his wife, Claudett are foster parents and have been for over ten year here in Ohio. Before that, they were fostering in North Carolina, where they had moved to live on a farm. Richard joined the Knights while in North Carolina and was Grand Knight of his council while down there. Richard brings years of experience helping others to his district to help the councils be successful.