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Knights of Columbus - Welcome Your New Agent!

May 20, 2020

Worthy Brothers,

I am pleased to introduce Will Diaz as the new Field Agent assigned to your council. Will brings prior experience in the financial services industry. Will wanted a change, he wanted to work for a company that truly cared for its clients and integrated faith with business. Will is excited about the opportunity to serve your family as well as the Church and the Order. Please reach out to him for policy questions or a free no obligation review of your program. His email address is and phone is (423) 619-7800. Thank you for your trust in the KofC Insurance Program and for welcoming him into your councils and homes.


Yours in Christ and Fraternity,

Daniel E. Schachle

General Agent - TN/KY/AR

#12633 is the recipient of 3 Knights of Columbus - Tennessee State Awards:



I am delighted to report that our Council is the recipient of 3 Knights of Columbus - Tennessee State Awards:

  • State Bishop's Award -  This is the most prestigious award our State Council presents. This award is given in honor of our three Bishops - Bishop Talley, Bishop Spalding, and Bishop Stika. The award is based on achieving special requirements of the State Deputy Award as well as the requirements in the areas of Faith, Life, Community, and Family, the cornerstones of the Faith in Action program as identified in the Bishop’s Award Application.
  • State Chaplain's Award -  This award recognizes the attention and support on issues that are close to the heart of our State Chaplain Msgr. Buchignani and his staff. The goal is to strengthen your parish, to develop your members’ and their families’ faith, and to provide support for the clergy and the religious life. Documented evidence of quarterly meetings with your council chaplain or pastor is also required.
  • State Deputy Award -  The State Deputy Award recognizes the attention to administrative detail required by Supreme. This is for timely submission of the Report of Council Officers, The Service Program Personnel Report, both Semi-Annual Audits, the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity, the IRS 990 filing, and the Columbian Award application as well as attendance at the State Kick-Off, District, Mid-Year & Convention.

These honored awards were made possible by all the good work we do for our priests, parish and greater community.  I thank you one and all for everything you do in support of our Council.  And a special thanks to Chancellor Tom May for completing all the paperwork required to qualify for the awards.


Be well and be safe.


Vivat Jesus,


Joe Filosi, Grand Knight

Knights of Columbus Council 12633, Lenoir City, TN

Serving St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

Spiritual Reflection

Meet our newest Knight transferred in from Westminster, MD - Keith Mutschler. Welcome Keith

Join Us In Our Service To Christ

As an Order we must unite with our bishops and priests to help bring the lost flock home to our Lord Jesus Christ and remove all toxic indifference from our pews. It has never been more important that we align our KofC events and activities to help strengthen the front lines of our parish homes. Every Council in Tennessee must work throughout the upcoming fraternal year to implement programs and promote activities that will increase parish vitality and lighten the burden carried by our pastors. Let us all work to strengthen our parish homes by accomplishing our fraternal mission and by following these steps:

Columbian Award Presented

DD J.J. Wilder (left) presented the 2018 Columbian Award to Past Grand Knight Jim Gecsei (right).

Honorary Membership Presented

GK Joe Filosi presents an Honorary Membership Award to Chuck Hutchens. Congrats Chuck!


Ron Henry, FICF, FSCP®
Knights of Columbus
1616 Wisteria View Way
Knoxville, TN 37914