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Joseph is one of the seminarians our council supports. He has been a Knight since 2010. He was born in Reno Nevada and moved to Haltom City at age 7 and then to Arlington at age 20. He has four older sisters and a younger brother. He was instituted as an acolyte by Bishop Vann in 2010 and that got him started thinking about a vocation in the clerical state. Before receiving the call to the priesthood, he worked as Systems Analyst for Citigroup/Banamex. He earned a BS in Business Administration/Information Technology from Colorado Tech University and an MS in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. He married, and later considered becoming a deacon. Then in 2013 his wife died and he decided to become a priest. From his marriage he has a 22 year old daughter who has a BS degree in biology. He will complete all his seminary formation at Assumption Seminary in San Antonio. He has finished four years while completing a BA in Pastoral Ministry and will have three more years of Theology studies to go.
John has been our council lector. He became a Knight in 2004 and is 3rd degree. He was born and raised in St. Joseph Missouri and came to Ft Worth in 2004 when he retired. He had been the assistant traffic manager and ballistics foreman for Remington Arms in Missouri. . He came to Ft Worth to care for his mother-in-law. He is an acolyte and has helped with the St Thomas food pantry for many years. When the St Thomas food pantry closed he started helping with the mobile food pantry. He is also a Eucharistic minister and lector. He enjoys golf and travel and gardening. John is one of those people who stays quietly in the background but is always ready to step in and help when you need help. We’re glad to have you in our council John.
David P Garfield
Fr. Mathew Kavipurayidam
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Mathew has been a Knight for 15 years and was recruited by Charlie Parr and Rene Feif. Mathew is our council Church director. He came to Ft Worth in 1974 to escape from New York City. He’s been at St Thomas for 25 years and ‘does a little bit of everything”. He’s given his life to God. His parents are deceased and he has one sister in Ft. Worth with whom he sees now and then and helps her out when he can.. He enjoys watching sports in general.
George has been a Knight for about 16 months. Bruce Mallory recruited him. (Bruce seems to have taken over from Charlie Parr). He is already a 3rd degree Knight. He moved to Ft. Worth in 1981 from New Jersey. He was born in Brooklyn and moved to New Jersey when he was 2. His wife is from Buffalo NY. They met in a bell choir at St. John's in North Richland Hills and were married in 1994. They have a daughter. He has worked for the state of Texas in Child protective services since 1997. He attended UNT getting a bachelor's and master's in social work and is a licensed clinical social worker. He has been at St. Thomas since 1997. He is an usher, a lector and is on the pastoral council. His hobby is motorcycles. Welcome George. We're glad to have you in our council.
Marty’s been a Knight for 10 years. Charlie Parr recruited him. He’s a chemist and travels 3 weeks out of 4. In fact his travels led him to Belfast Ireland for a conference and that’s where he met his wife. She’s a professor of applied biology. They met while serving on the same technical committee. Marty graduated from Sam Houston University with a degree in chemistry and mathematics. He did graduate work at LSU. He was transferred by his company to Ft Worth from Houston about 11 years ago. They have been at St. Thomas about 10 years. Marty is on the finance council, and is a lector, a greeter and is on the welcoming committee for new families in the parish. He is a 4th degree Knight. One interesting fact about him is that his great grandfather was a Knight and owned a blacksmith shop. He rode to council meetings on horseback. Instead of badges they wore medallions then and Marty still has his great grandfather’s medallion. Marty learned much of this from his father who is a 93 year old World War II veteran.
Josh has been a Knight for about 10 years. He was born in Odessa and came to Ft Worth in 2004 which had better opportunities than Odessa. He works at AT&T as a lead senior content strategist. He’s a UNT alumnus (Go Mean Green). He has 3 children all active in sports with his oldest on a soccer scholarship at college. He’s been at St Thomas for 8 years where he is an usher at 10:30 Mass and helps with religious education traffic control. He volunteers for other events when he can. When he has time (about twice a year) he likes to play golf. Congratulations to Josh for his commitment to our parish, our community and our council and to being January’s Knight of the Month.
John has been a Knight for 3 months and is already a 3rd degree. He was born and raised in Gainesville, TX. He came to the DFW area 45 years ago when he went to work with his brother-in- law as a roofer. He used his construction experience to become a catastrophic insurance adjustor. He’s lived in Bedford, Keller, Boyd and then moved to Eagle Mountain Lake in 2000. He’s been married since 1985 with 5 children and 14 grandchildren .His granddaughter, Jessalyn, has had a heart transplant recently. Her body is rejecting the transplant and she needs our prayers. John’s been at St. Thomas for 4 years where he helps direct parking traffic for CCD. He broke his ankle 4 years ago but it hasn’t healed properly which has made it difficult to work at his insurance job. . He now buys houses, renovates them and then sells them. He joined the Knights 45 years ago but his job required much travel which made it difficult to attend meetings so he dropped out. But he’s glad to be back in and plans to join the Knights on Bikes group. He enjoys boating and has a timeshare in Puerto Morales Mexico.
John became a Knight in 2006. He was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio where he sold Bridgestone tires. His company transferred him to Ft. Worth area in 1993. He is now retired. He joined St Thomas in 2016 where he is a greeter. He helps with the highway cleanup and prays the rosary in front of abortion clinics. He is often on hand for odd jobs around the parish. He enjoys being a wine connoisseur.
Jose has been a knight about 7 years. Charlie Parr recruited him He came to Ft. Worth about 10 years ago from Riverside CA. His wife had died and he wanted to make a new start. He is custodian at Keller ISD. He was born in Mexico. He’s been at St Thomas for 10 years where he is an usher. He wishes our council had more group activities as he sees in other councils. He enjoys fishing and soccer.
Charlie was our Membership Director for 12 years. Charlie served as Grand Knight of our council from 2000-2001 and has held about every position a Knight can in a council. Charlie is a 4th Degree Knight and is a past Faithful Navigator,2006-2007, with GWA 1089. Charlie served as the Color Corp Commander in 2004-2005. Charlie is also a Charter Member of Council 10930. Charlie converted to Catholicism in 1974 and has been a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. Charlie and his wife Lanelle have been members of St. Thomas for 43 years and have been married for 64 years. They have 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren (and one more coming). Most live in the area as do Lanelle’s 2 sisters. Charlie served in the United States Air Force for 25 years. He was a Chief Master Sergeant and retired as a Nuclear Weapons Superintendent. Charlie worked for the United States Postal Service for 24 years. He was a postal carrier for 8 years and retired as Manager of the River Oaks/Carswell Branch. When time permitted, Charlie liked to go fishing. He is in rehab now Thanks Charlie for all you did for Council 10930 and the community of St. Thomas.
Gil is our outside guard and helps with the Christmas party. He’s been a Knight for 30 years with a gap when he experienced a personal tragedy. He was raised in Ft. Worth when his father’s job brought him here. He was born in Fredericksburg and raised for a while in Comfort TX he got his associates degree in 2002 in technical drafting and works for Lockheed tech services as a draftsman. He has been at St Thomas for 4 years and plays electric bass in the choir. He helps with the Cursillo ministry. He’s a DJ and plays the trumpet also. His daughter plays the flute. We’re glad to have you in our council Gil.
Eric has been a Knight for two years. Mike Carruthers recruited him. He was born and raised in Mineral Wells and Mexico. He came to Ft Worth in 1998. He works in sales selling fencing and agricultural equipment. He came to Ft Worth to be with his parents he has 5 brothers and 3 sisters. He helped install the fence at the church and helps with the parish picnic. He’s been at St Thomas for 3 years. He enjoys working out and plays some golf. We’re glad to have you in our council Eric.
Lynn has been in the Knights for 20 years, he is the father of four kids, Ryan, Kyle, Liam and Hannah and grandfather to two grandkids Addison and Bently. After helping his father, our Grand Knight, with our retention issue, Lynn decided to become more active and accept the position of our Financial Secretary for the Council. He has strived to bring our retention under control and to take our Council into the digital world by getting our website up and running, working on our social media and getting our Council caught up with Supremes digital plans. He stays extremely busy with Knights, his kids, and working on his start-up company. He was baptized, grew up, and was at St. Thomas, and has consider it his home church.
Dick has been a Knight for 10 years being recruited by Charlie Parr. He was born and raised in Chicago, spent 10 years in DC, and then moved to Ft Worth 30 years ago working for BNSF. He is a railroad transportation consultant semi-retired now. He got an engineering degree at U of Illinois, an MBA and a master of Biblical studies degree at U of Dallas. He is a lector and acolyte at Holy Trinity. He has been running the RCIA program for several years at St Thomas along with Bill O’Conner. He is Chairman of the pastoral council and stewardship committees at HT and facilitator for the keeping children safe program. He has been chairman of the Ft Worth diocesan pastoral council, planning for growth committee and vision committee. He and Leslie, his wife, have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Sarah, one of his grandchildren, is at Children’s Hospital in Dallas having suffered a serious brain trauma. Please pray for her
Tommy has been a knight since 2005 being recruited by Charlie Parr. He was Inside Guard and then when he became a 4th degree he joined 1089 and worked his way up from Guard, to Scribe, to Pilot to Captain and is now Faithful navigator. He is a Ft Worth native and works for ben Keith foods. He’s and one great granddaughter. He enjoys bowling and has a 170 average.en at St Thomas for 30 years and is a Eucharistic minister.. He’s been married 20 years and has 14 grandkids and one great granddaughter. He enjoys bowling and has a 170 average.
Rick has been a Knight for around 20 years. He has been inside and outside guard. He helps with the food pantry and made sandwiches for the night shelter for years. He is a retired Auditor graduating from UTA. He’s been at St Thomas for 66 years being baptized there. He’s been married for 25 years with 2 children. His wife is a retired surgical nurse. His daughter graduates from UTA this January. He has enjoyed coaching soccer and basketball which he did for 9 or 10 years. He has also been a substitute teacher in Saginaw and Eagle Mountain school districts. He is a big fan of all the local teams and enjoys jogging
Conrad has been a Knight for 6 years. \He was recruited by Charlie Parr. He is a native of Ft. Worth. He’s been at St Thomas for 7 years. He is an usher and helps a great deal with the youth group and VBS. H e and his wife Esther have been married 42 years with 2 children and 2 grandchildren . Conrad has been an aircraft mechanic for 38 years having worked for General Dynamics and then Lockheed. He very much enjoys fishing.
Brian joined the Knights in 2004 when he was recruited by Charlie Parr. He has been our council’s financial secretary for the last 9 years just recently retiring from that position. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for all the work he did. Brian was born a raised in Pasadena TX east of Houston. He joined the Marines and was transferred by the Marines to Ft Worth in 1996. He liked the area and stayed when he was discharged. He joined St Thomas in 1999 where he is a lector, Eucharistic minister, and is on the building committee. He has his own company dealing in radio communications, a trade he learned in the Marines. His hobby is learning the guitar (In rare moments of spare time. Many thanks Brian, for all the help you have given the Knights.
John was Grand Knight for two years. He is a charter member of our council, and is on the first degree team. He was born in Wisconsin. Motorola transferred him to Ft Worth in 1978. He is a chemist and still teaches a chemistry class at TCC although he is retired. He is a graduate of Marquette University and still has the 1977 Sports Illustrated magazine celebrating Marquette’s NCAA basketball championship. He and his wife Kathy have been at St. Thomas since 1978 where he is a Eucharistic minister and is the assistant Bible study coordinator. He and his wife visit the sick of the parish he enjoys reading and gardening.
Joe has been a Knight for 12 years. He transferred from a council in Plano where he had been treasurer. He is the treasurer for our council and is a 4th degree Knight. He’s been in Ft worth and at St Thomas since 2006 where he is a lector and Eucharistic minister. He is a native of Massachusetts. He has worked in the paper industry, moving to Michigan in 1970 and Texas in 1990 . His first wife passed away in 1994. In 2005 he met Marion Stank in Ennis TX at a polka dance Her husband Walter had passed away in 2002. (Walter had been a Knight for 50+ years) Joe and Marion married in Oct 2005. Joe has a son and daughter and is a great grandfather. They both enjoy cruising. Joe also enjoys working around the house music, dancing, and toasting (Tiki Taki, Tiki Taki hoi hoi hoi.) He used to play the accordion. He and Marion do meals on Wheels.
Chuck was born in Ohio to a military family and has lived in several states and overseas before making Arkansas his "home" after his Father's retirement. Chuck served in the USAF for 20 years and retired in 2006. He and his wife, Janet, became parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle in 2006 as well. He currently works in the Public Works Department at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. Chuck became a Knight in 2011 and has served as Outside Guard for the last two years. Chuck has served St Thomas the Apostle Parish as Facility Manager for the last 7 years. In his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing.
Bruce has done many good things in the Knights. He has been Chancellor, Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight and is in his fourth (and last) year as district deputy. State may try to talk him into another position in the Knights. Bruce was born and raised in Topeka Kansas where he became a Knight 12 years ago. He got a degree in finance and accounting and worked for BNSF who transferred him to Ft Worth in 2004 when he also joined St Thomas. He is an acolyte, on the hospitality committee, head of the pastoral council and on the building committee. He is also the coordinator for the “keeping Children safe” program. He is head of the NW YMCA board of managers. He plays golf and enjoys travelling if he ever gets any spare time.
Kevin is a building subcontractor, very busy but still has time to direct the St Thomas festival every year and he’s on the building committee too. He was born and raised in Irving. He’s been at St Thomas since 2010. He went to East Texas Sate in Commerce TX and got a degree in construction management in 1987. He started out in heavy civil engineering building roads and bridges. He formed his own company in 2007 but because of the recession didn’t start it up until 2010. He also does home remodeling . He’s been a Knight for 10 years. He and his wife teach natural family planning in Spanish. They just got permission from Fr. Mathew to hold classes in the hall. They had been using their home. He’s also helped with the night shelter. St Thomas Parish owes him a big debt of gratitude.
Tu Doan is our Knight of the Month. He’s been a Knight for 13 years and has been at St Thomas since 2002. He came to Ft Worth from Houston in 2001. He has been the council Community director and has run the highway cleanup for the last 6 years. He wants to turn over that job to another Knight. He has run a cleaning business for years and is cutting back in anticipation of retiring. He is a Eucharistic minister .He and his wife Kim have 3 children. He participate sin many community service projects and enjoys tennis when he can get time for it. We’re glad you’re here Tu.
Larry Pierce is our November Knight of the Month. He’s been a Knight for two years and has been at St Thomas for 3 or 4 years He was raised in Rosenthal TX near Waco. He came to Ft Worth in 1998 when he was transferred by his employer the State of TX as a Work Force Councilor. He is now retired and helps a great deal with the St Thomas food pantry. Charlie Parr recruited him for the Knights. He and his wife have two children; a son and a daughter. His hobbies are woodworking and welding. Thanks for all your help in the food pantry Larry.
Eddie Bermea is our Knight of the Month. Eddie is a new Knight having joined only 2 months ago. Brian Hearn recruited him. Eddie has been a parishioner for 3 years and is helping with the Fall Festival . He is a native of Ft Worth born and bred here. He is an agent for State Farm Insurance. He lives in Haslet which he likes. It’s a booming city. Walmart opens next month. But it still has country life (you can hear the coyotes baying at night. He’s been married 8 years and has 3 children. He enjoys Kayaking, especially on Marine Creek
Marty McCoy is our knight of the month for August. Always smiling and well kept, describe this pillar of our Order. He is a Lector at St. Thomas, and always dresses appropriately for the task. He is often away from town due to work, but makes all meetings and functions when able. Marty has been a knight for 5 years. Thanks, Marty, for all you do!
Congratulations to Tommy Jones for being selected as Knight of the Month. Tommy has been a Knight for 8 years. Tommy is a 4th Degree Knight and in the Honor Guard. Tommy has served as our Outside Guard and serves as the Scribe for Assembly 1089. Tommy has been at St. Thomas for 30 years. He is a Eucharistic Minister and helps usher. Tommy and Donna have been married for 16 years. They have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. Tommy has worked for Ben E. Keith for 28 years and Donna has been with Motion Industries for 21 years. Tommy enjoys bowling and Donna enjoys reading and crocheting. They are both active in their Church. Thanks for your service to Council 10930 and St. Thomas.
Congratulations to Glenn Sperry for being selected Knight of the Month for April. Glenn has been a Knight for 12 years. Glenn is a 4th Degree Knight and is our Council Inside Guard. Glenn is on the Fort Worth Major Degree Team and helps with the music for our 1st Degree Ceremonies. Glenn has been a member of St. Thomas for 45 years. He helps with the food pantry, meal on wheels, and is a Eucharistic Minister. Glenn and Cynthia have been married for 5 years and have 6 children and 12 grandchildren. Glenn retired from the Castleberry Independent School District after 35 years as an Industrial Arts Teacher & Bus Driver. Anyone who knows Glenn well, knows his hobbies, water skiing and sailing. Thanks Glenn for your contribution to Council 10930 and St. Thomas.
Congratulations to Dennis Helgeson for being selected Knight of the Month for March. Dennis has been a Knight for 16 years. Dennis is a 4th Degree Knight, a past Grand Knight, a past Diocesan Deputy, a past Assistant Diocesan Deputy, and a past District Deputy. He is currently the Team Captain of the Fort Worth Major Degree Team and the Chairman for Council Reactivation Team. Dennis has been at St. Thomas since 1997 and is a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at the 10am Mass. He is also on the Why Catholic Team and teaches the 9th Grade Confirmation Class. Dennis and Joyce have been married 10 years and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Dennis has worked for 17 years as a Senior Field Engineer in Networking. Dennis enjoys visiting his family in California, reading, and entertaining at his home. Thank you Dennis for service to the Knights and St. Thomas.
Congratulations to Ed Cervantez for being selected Knight of the Month. Ed has been a Knight for 5 years and is a 3rd Degree Knight. Ed is our Council Recorder, a position he has held for 3 years. Ed helps with many council events. Ed has been at St. Thomas for 6 years. Ed and Vickie have been married for 50 years. They have 3 children, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Ed retired from the United States Postal Service after 44 years of service as a Label Technician. Ed enjoys working out and riding his bicycle. Thank you Ed for serving Council 10930 and St. Thomas. for 15 years and have 4 children.
Congratulations to Bill Vosberg for being selected Knight of the Month for January. Bill has been a Knight for 5 years. Bill is a 4th Degree Knight, our Warden, a member of Knights on Bikes, and in the 4th Degree Color Guard. Bill helps out with our council events and has been a big part of our participation in the Parade of Lights the past 3 years. Bill is an usher at the 10am Mass and other special Masses. Bill helps put up Christmas lights in the courtyard, directs parking lot traffic for CCD, and helps with church events. Bill and Pat were married at St. Thomas and have been married for 39 years. They have 2 daughters, 1 son, and 2 granddaughters. Bill is self employed in the small engine/lawn mower business, a trade he has been in since 1988. When he can find the time, Bill enjoys riding his motorcycle and fishing. Thank you Bill for all your time and effort you give to Council 10930 and St. Thomas.
Congratulations to Jose Sandoval for being selected Knight of the Month. Jose has been a Knight for 3 years. He is a 4th Degree Knight and helps out at council events. Jose has been a parishioner at St. Thomas for 5 years. He is an Usher at the 10:00 Mass and special Masses for Confirmation and Baptism. Jose has 3 kids and is Errol Jolly's Son-in-Law. Jose is a Supervisor in the Keller Independent School District. Jose likes to watch sports and movies in his spare time. Thank you for your help with Council 10930 and St. Thomas.
Congratulations to Errol Jolly for being selected Knight of the Month for October. Errol has been a Knight for 3 years. He is a 4th Degree Knight and is a member of the Color Guard. Errol has served our council as Council Director and Deputy Grand Knight. Errol is the Hospitality Director and serves at the 10 & 12 o'clock masses. He is also on the Liturgy Committee and helps with parking lot duty for our CCD program on Wednesday nights. Errol and his wife Carleen have been married for 50 years. They have been at St. Thomas Church for 7 years. They have 3 daughters and 7 grandkids. Errol was a federal employee for 21 years with TRW and is now retired. Errol likes to do handyman work for his family and collect artwork as hobbies. Thanks Errol for all you do at St. Thomas and for the Knights of Columbus.
Congratulations to Matthew Necco for being selected as Knight of the Month for August 2012. Matthew has been a Knight for 11 years. He is a 3rd Degree Knight and is currently our council Church Director. Matthew has also served in the offices of Warden, Inside Guard, & Outside Guard. Matthew is very involved with Saint Thomas Church, serving as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, & Usher. Matthew has worked for New Breed for three and half years. He is an operator and works on Verizon products such as cellphones and ipads. Matthew is single and lived in New York for the first 14 years of his life. His hobby is spending time with his family. Thank you Matthew for your dedication to Council 10930 and Saint Thomas
Congratulations to Ray Herrera for being chosen as Knight of the Month for July 2012. Ray has been a Knight for 11 years. Ray is a 4th Degree Knight and is in the General Worth Assembly 1089. Ray is a member of the Honor Guard and is a past Navigator for GWA 1089. Ray helps out at many of our events, helps train and schedule altar servers, and is a Eucharistic Minister. Ray is currently employed with Castleberry Independent School District as a bus driver for special needs children. Ray was previously employed with Can Academy of River Oaks and Allen & Company Printers. Ray and his wife Helena have been married for 24 years and they live in River Oaks. They have 8 children, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Ray's hobbies include building model cars, wood work, and handyman work. Thanks Ray for all you do for our council and Saint Thomas.
Gil has been in Ft Worth since his father was transferred here from Fredericksburg when he was 8. He’s helped with several events including highway cleanup and several fundraising efforts. He is an engineering draftsman at Lockheed. He’s been at St Thomas about a year he was a Knight many years ago and was reactivated last year. He’s been married 20 years and has two children, a son 19 and a daughter 13. He turned his garage into an apartment to help a relative in need. His hobby is being a DJ and he even makes money at it.
Schaapveld Larry has been a Knight for about 10 years, recruited by Charlie Parr. Larry and his wife Kay are members of Holy Trinity. They are Eucharistic ministers and are members of the marriage tribunal, helping couples through the annulment process. They have assisted over 70 couples in the last 5 years. The training for that is an ongoing process. He has been a parishioner at holy Trinity for 10 years. He helps with all the fund raisers and with all the breakfasts and dinners. He has gotten Holy Trinity 2 very nice fish fryers which se3 use several times a year Larry was born and raised in Oklahoma City and earned a degree in forestry. Texas offered him a job after graduation. After 3 years in East Texas he was assigned to Ft. Worth. He is retired now but still has a forestry consulting business. He also raises quail and provides guided quail hunts. and a 4 year certificate in Advanced Biblical Studies) and enjoys reading
Knight for July 2011- Kevin Kopf Kevin has been a Knight since Oct 2005. His father was a Knight for many years but gradually dropped out. He died in1996 and just a few days later a Knight insurance agent knocked on the door with a check. This impressed Kevin. The family didn’t know he had a policy with the Knights. Kevin’s brother is a Knight. Several Knights at Elizabeth Ann Seton parish encouraged him to join and he finally did join that council. He helped build the Knights hall at EA Seton parish. It had been an air-conditioned horse hospital until the parish bought the land. Kevin is a remodeling and construction contractor and has travelled widely. It was while he was on a job in McAllen TX that he met his wife Hazel who lived across the border in Mexico. She spoke no English and he spoke no Spanish but they fell in love and were married. They have been married 10 years and have 3 daughters. Hazel is now a US citizen. His Spanish is not yet as good as her English now. Kevin has been in Council 10930 since March 2010. His hobby, for the duration, is remodeling his own home
Tommy has been a knight since 2005. He became a Fourth Degree Knight last October and is in the Assembly 1089 Honor Guard. Tommy is our council’s Outside Guard. Charlie Parr recruited him. He wishes he had joined earlier as he has greatly enjoyed being a Knight Tommy has been a member of St. Thomas for 20 years and is a Eucharistic minister. He and his wife Donna have been married for 14 years and between them have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. Tommy has worked in food distribution for 26 years at Ben. E. Keith Co. Tommy was born in Hillsboro and moved as a youngster to Ft Worth in 1955. He is a serious bowler.
Clifford "Tommy" Edwards
Tommy has been a Knight for 5 years. He helps cook for weekend events; as well as helping on our fundraisers and cleanups. His health has been a problem recently but he is recovering well. Tommy came to Fort Worth and St Thomas at the urging of his wife Pat. Tommy has two children that live in Europe and both speak German fluently as well as English. His daughter is a senior VP for a bank and travels the world establishing new bank branches
Bill Vosberg serves as council Warden and brings the beverages and pizzas for the Council 10930 membership meetings. He became Sir Knight Bill after the Fourth Degree Exemplification this past October. He is a hospitality minister at 10:00 mass and helps with highway cleanups. This year Bill led the effort to remake the “Keep Christ in Christmas” float that carries the St Thomas and Holy Trinity Youth Group in the Parade of Lights and River Oaks Parade sponsored by Council 10930. Bill Vosberg has been attending church at St Thomas since 1968 when his family moved here from Wisconsin. Bill married his wife Pat 11/17/1973. Bill and Pat have three children, Crystal, Kevin, Kimberly, and a granddaughter Maya Dawn Jackson. Bill is owner of Big and Small repair shop. Although Bill is rather small in stature, he fixes the biggest commercial mowers, while his associate, a rather large man, works on the smaller engines. We are glad to recognize Bill as Knight of the Month for January, especially after he experienced a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) earlier this week resulting in admittance into JPS hospital. After a bank of thorough tests, Bill was discharged from the hospital. Thanks to early recognition of stroke symptoms and a well-timed aspirin, he is back at work. There is a lesson in this for all of us
Frank & Janis Losoya
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Kyle & Sherita Kocke
John & Kathy Thome
John became a Knight in1973 but was inactive for several years while he and Kathy raised their 4 children. Since then he has been very active in the Knights and our council, being Grand Knight and also publishing the newsletter for several years. He and Kathy met when they were seniors in high school in Wisconsin where they were both born and raised. Kathy was from Johnberg and John was from Mt Calvary (about 5 miles away). That area of Wisconsin had 6 towns very close ,all Catholic, and the area was called “the Holy Land”. They have been married 57 years with 4 children. John is a chemist ,having graduated from Marquette in Milwaukee and worked for many years for Motorola; first controlling the assembly of cell phones and later in charge of all Motorola’s electronic manufacturing processes. This required him to travel a great deal. (He racked up 3 million miles on American Airlines) Motorola transferred him from Illinois to Ft Worth in 2000. Kathy was a stay-at –home mother and she has been very active in volunteer work. She was province director for the National Council of Catholic Women and is now treasurer for the diocesan Council of Catholic Women. They started going to St Thomas in 1978 but were transferred back to Illinois for several years and then returned to Ft Worth and St Thomas where they are both Eucharistic ministers . On Sundays they bring the Eucharist to10 to 12 of the home bound and those in nursing home. John also coordinates our Bible Study program with Helen Sieja. John is retired now and enjoys reading while Kathy enjoys her volunteer work. St Thomas is fortunate to have you two.
Joe & Marion Bason
Joe has been a Knight for 16 years. He is a 4th degree Knight and in the Honor Guard. He has been treasurer in both the councils he has attended. He and Marion met at a polka dance in Ennis TX. She went with a friend that Joe knew. The friend introduced them and the rest is history. They were both widowed when they met. They married in 2005. Joe was born and raised in Massachusetts and Marion in Windthorst TX. Joe moved here in 1996 from Michigan because of his job. He is a chemical engineer and was in the paper business for 41 years with 4 different companies, the last being International Paper in Plano. Marion came here in1962 and worked for Lockheed in ground support.. They were married at St Thomas. Marion has 5 children, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Joe has 2 children. They are both Eucharistic ministers and do the chalice ministry. Joe is also a lector. Joe’s hobbies are Marion’s job jar, water aerobics and gardening. He’s on the board of directors at the YMCA. They are both very thankful for the people at St. Thomas. The Knights are very thankful for you
Steve & Anne Gonzales
Marc & Patricia Mendoza
Bryan & Shelly Hearne
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Brian and Kerry Perry
Brian was our financial secretary for ten years. He's also on the major degree team. He's been a Knight for 15 years and was recruited by Charlie Parr. He met his wife Kerry at a nightclub in Houston. They've been married 19 years and have three children. He was discharged from the Marine Corp in 1996 while in Ft Worth and decided to stay. He was born and raised in Pasadena near Houston and Kerry was raised in Rosenberg also near Houston. Brian has his own radio communication company and Kerry manages it for him. Brian was an electronics at Six Flags before he joined the Marines. They've been at St Thomas since 1999. Brian installed all the audio visual wiring and equipment at St Thomas and is a member of the protection ministry. Kerry coordinates with the choir to prepare the power point presentations for the hymns at mass. Thank you Brian and Kerry.
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Mike and Mary Constanza
Mike is a 3rd degree Knight and joined about 4 years ago. He was born and raised in New Orleans and then joined the military. Mary was also born and raised in New Orleans, in fact next door to Mike. They were childhood sweethearts. They have been married 48 years. They have been married 48 years. They have one son and two daughters and 8 grandchildren. When Mike retired from the military he picked Fort Worth as a good place to raise kids (better than New Orleans). So he and Mary moved here in 1976. He's been retired since 1995 and now is a commercial real estate broker as is Mary. He graduated from UNT. They have been at St. Thomas since 2010. Mary is in the Woman's club and is a greeter and Eucharistic minister. Mike enjoys target shooting. He was rifle champion at 400 yards for the U.S. 3rd Army.
Ramon and Deborah Carrasquillo
Ramon has been a Knight for 12 years being recruited by Charlie Parr. He and Deborah met at work. They have been married 17 years and have 4 children. They’ve been in Ft. Worth 15 years because of a job transfer from Oklahoma. Ramon works at Fed Ex. He and Deborah were both born in Puerto Rico. Deborah is assistant principal at lake Worth Elementary. He was chancellor of the council for 3 years but had to step down because of his work schedule.. He is the worldwide vice president of the Knights on Bikes club. He helps with the highway cleanup and street corner fundraising. He also helps with the Parade of Lights. He and Deborah have been at St Thomas 14 years where Ramon is an usher and does traffic control for CCD. Deborah teaches CCD. They both enjoy outdoor activities like biking and hiking and they enjoy movies. Of course Ramon’s hobby is motorcycles. Ramon’s son Samuel is learning the sound system at St Thomas for all services
Jesse and Hilaria Ruiz
Jesse has been a Knight for two years. Bruce Mallory recruited him. He and Hilaria were both born and raised in Ft. Worth. He met Hilaria in a high school math class and said to himself. “I’m going to marry her”. They have been married 49 years and have 3 children, two sons and a daughter, and three grandchildren. He has helped with fund raising for the Knights but now has two knee replacements which has slowed him down. He used to be a marathon runner, running 70 miles a week. At the age of 37 while running to train for the Houston marathon he was hit by a hit and run car, which ended his running career. He had been planning to enter the Boston marathon. He retired 4 years ago as a sales associate manager for the post office. They have been at St Thomas f or 4 years. Prior to that they were at St. Patrick’s where he taught CCD. He works at the St Thomas food pantry, is an acolyte, and helps clean the church. Hilaria is a lector and greeter. Hilaria was a teacher got her master’s degree and became a principal which she loved doing and did for 25 years. Jesse’s hobby is golf. He’s very good and shoots in the 80s.
Curt and Joan Lampkin
This month we turn the tables a bit and honor Curt and Joan Lampkin as the family of the month. As many of you know Curt is usually the one writing these articles as the composer of the newsletter a job he has done for many years. Curt is a fourth degree Knight and has been a Knight since 2003. He has held many offices and was our Grand Knight a few years ago. He currently holds the position of Pro-Life director. Curt and Joan met in 1957 when their two mothers tried to get them together for a dance. That did not go as planned as the hall was big and they could not get the two together. A picnic a few weeks later did the trick. Both Curt and Joan hail from Cincinnati. Curt a Physicist worked for Baldwin Piano Company which despite its name is a high tech company. They even invented the first Amps for rock bands. Curt came to Texas to work on a Solar Energy project in El Paso in 1973. He holds 20 patents for his Physicist work. He traveled back and forth to Ohio for two years and then transferred to El Paso, Texas. He moved to Azle in 2003 and immediately joined Holy Trinity and the Knights of Columbus. Curt and Joan are very active at Holy Trinity where both are lectors. Joan works the CCD program and Curt does the coffee and donuts, and teaches 6th grade CCD. Curt is always on call for Holy Trinity projects as they live about 4 minutes away. Curt loves to golf and has an every week foursome that includes our worthy Diocesan Deputy, Bruce Mallory. They go all over the Metroplex playing different courses. Joan is the quilting Queen. She has her own quilting machine and has been president of several quilting clubs. She has organized many quilting events and other events including a Catholic Women’s convention. Both Curt and Joan like to eat out and travel. Next on the horizon is a cruise to the Panama Canal. Curt and Joan are the parents of 6 children one of which has gone to be with the Lord. They are great grandparents twice over with 2 more on the way. To say this is a busy couple would be an understatement. We thank Curt and Joan for all they do for Holy Trinity/St Thomas and for the Knights of Columbus. Congratulations on being named December Family of the month.
John and Mary Beth Roman
John is our council lecturer and has been a Knight since 2009. He transferred to Ft Worth from his council in Cincinnati where he was born and raised. He and Marty Beth met on the-harmony dating website. They had a long distance relationship for a few years before getting married in 2010, since she was in Ft Worth (having moved here from Florida) while he was in Cincinnati. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh. John has retired from his position as a contracts manager for the defense department. Mary Beth worked for a printing company. John has a degree in business education and a master’s degree in vocational education. Mary Beth has a degree in archeology. They are both lectors and run the pre-mass rosary on weekends and are in the weekly prayer group. They both enjoy traveling. John’s hobby is military relics and Mary Beth is into history
Frank and Janis Losoya
Frank has been a Knight for 4 years. He is a 3rd degree and has been the chancellor. He and Janis met at a” meet and greet function” a little over 5 years ago. They have been married 4 ½ years. Frank has 2 children. Janis came to Ft. Worth in 1982 from Lubbock where she was born and raised. Frank was born and raised in San Angelo. He was a Dallas fireman for 39 years and is now retired as is Janis who was a nurse practitioner. They have been at St Thomas about 3 ½ years where Frank is an usher and Janis is president of the Woman’s Club. Frank enjoys golf and they both like to travel
Conrad and Esther Luna
Conrad has been a Knight for 6 years. Charlie Parr recruited him. He met his wife Esther when he saw her riding a bike in front of his house. He stopped her, they started to talk and the rest is history They were both born and raised in Ft Worth. Conrad is retired from Lockheed where he installed gun systems. Esther has worked at St Thomas for several years but is now being a housewife as she has done for most of their married life. They have been married 44 years. Their anniversary was a few days ago.. They have two children and two grandchildren. They have been at St. Thomas for 10 years where Conrad ushers and helps with the highway cleanup. They both enjoy travelling.
Kim and Tu Doan
Tu ran the Highway cleanup effort for several years he and others also started Samaritan House. He has been a Knight for 17 years Tu and Kim met in Beaumont at where they both attended Lamar College. They have been married 33 years and have three sons. They came to Ft Worth in 2002 from the Houston area. They have been at St Thomas since 2002 where They both are active. Kim is a Eucharistic minister .They both are in the marriage preparation ministry and the pasroal council. Kim does the flowers for the church and teaches RCIA for children. They are in the Stephen Ministry for troubled people. Kim does meals on wheels and they work in the food pantry. They were both born and raised in Viet Nam and came to the US in 1975. Tu is in aerospace technology and took early retirement after 35 years with Lockheed. They enjoy hiking and traveling. Thank you both for all you do.
Rudy and Julie Rivera
Rudy has been a knight for over two years. Rock Vasquez recruited him. He helps with the highway cleanup and the parish picnic doing cooking. He was born in Sweeny TX and raised in Victoria TX. In 1999 he came to Ft Worth on a baseball scholarship and went to TCU. To get his degree. He works at Lockheed where he met Julie who also works at Lockheed.. Julie was born and raised in Austin and went to UT where she got a degree in Electrical Engineering. Rudy has a business degree and works in contracts negotiation. They have been married 6 years and have a 17 month old daughter. Julie came to Ft Worth in 2003. They have been at St Thomas for 6 years where Rudy is a greeter and is in the chalice ministry. Julie like volleyball and Rudy does some fishing. They hope the Knights will add more family friendly activities
Dennis and Joyce Helgeson
Dennis became a Knight in 1997 and has been very busy since for our council. He has been community director, Advocate, Grand Knight, and district deputy. He is on the State Charity Committee in charge of 5 north Texas diocese’, Chapter treasurer for the West metroplex, and captain of the major degree team. He and Joyce are training to be on the marriage tribunal and they teach Keeping Children Safe classes at St Thomas. He and Joyce are both California natives and they both moved to Texas to be near their sisters. Dennis came in 1997. He and Joyce met on line in 2000 and married in 2003 at St Thomas. Dennis is in communications and worked for a contractor with BNSF who transferred him to Ft Worth. They both had previous marriages. Joyce has2 children and Dennis has one. They have 3 grandchildren in CA. Dennis learned his network communication skills in the Navy. Joyce is retired and Dennis is thinking about it.. They are lectors and Eucharistic ministers and teach 9th grade confirmation classes. They enjoy going to CA to see their families.
Gil and Cecelia Loza
Gil has been a Knight “for a long time”. He is a 4th degree Knight and is a DJ doing the music for our Parade of Lights Float. He met Cecelia at a church carnival at All Saints Parish. She was watching the DJ and he was watching her. They dated for 5 years, and have been married 28 years. They have two sons,one a Marine and one a student. Gil and Cecelia are both Ft. Worth Natives. He is an operations supervisor for the Ft. Worth T. Cecelia is an accountant at XTO and the lead accountant at their house. They have been at St Thomas for 10 years He has been an usher and she a Eucharistic minister at St Thomas. His hobby is being a DJ. He started as a DJ in High school but quit later. Years later his brother in law asked him to DJ a ta wedding and he started being a DJ again. He also likes camping fishing and is in Knights on Bikes Cecelia is deeply involved with the Church
Bob and Barbara Downs
Bob has been a Knight since 1971. He and Barbara have been at St. Thomas for 8 years. They both help with the food pantry The met in a pool hall. Bob was with three other guys and one of them knew Barbara who was with her date. The met on dates and were married in 1971.. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Bob was born and raised in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. Barbara was born and raised in Wichita Falls and moved to Arlington in 1967. Bob is a plumber and works in construction. Barbara worked for the city of Colleyville for 22 years where they lived. They both enjoy fishing.
Norm and Dorothy Scroggins
Norm is the retired FAA manager for DFW and all the small airports in the area. That job has required him to move 13 times around Texas and Oklahoma. His last assignment was Ft. Worth (the second time he was here) and he stayed here when he retired He and Dorothy met on a blind date. They have 3 children 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He went into the Air Force from high school. Dorothy was born and raised in West Texas and Norm in Vernon Texas. Dorothy stayed home while their children were growing up. Then she got a real estate license and has also worked in a bank. They have been at St Thomas for 10 years and both help with the food pantry. She also counts money for the church. She enjoyed gardening and he golf. Sadly arthritis has made those hobbies difficult.
Mike and Mary Costanza
Mike has been a Knight for nearly 4 years. He and Mary were born and raised in New Orleans. They grew up in houses next to each other and that’s how they met. They came to Ft Worth when Mike was in the military. They have been at St Thomas about 4 years. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Mike works as an investor and target shoots when he has time. He has travelled to Rome. Mary has a degree in archeology and enjoys working with stained glass.
John and Mary Grimes
John has been a Knight for 21 years and has been our council lecturer for 5 years. He met his wife Mary on a blind date. He and Mary both worked for Remington Arms Co. which was bought by DuPont and then the ammunition division by Olin Corp. where he was a ballistics specialist. He took early retirement in 1993. They have been at St Thomas for 11 years where John has worked at the food pantry all that time. It helps fill his retirement as he works at it 15 to 20 hours a week. He is an acolyte and a Eucharistic minister bringing the Eucharist to the home bound. He is also on the bereavement committee preparing meals for receptions after funerals. His hobbies are golf and gardening (although here in Ft Worth the soil and weather make it difficult.) He has enjoyed many years as a coach and referee for soccer (at jr. college), volley ball, baseball and basketball. Mary was a scorekeeper in basketball. They have 2 children, one of whom died in 2000 in an auto accident. They have on granddaughter whose graduation from high school they just attended. Mary enjoys sewing and crossword puzzles.
Glenn and Cynthia Sperry
Glenn is our present Grand Knight. Glenn was born in Baltimore and moved to Ft Worth in 1950 when Bell telephone transferred his father. He has two brothers and one sister. Glenn has the remarkable achievements of winning the national Water Ski Championship in 1956 and 50 years later in 2006 of winning the national Senior Water Ski Championship. He still teaches water skiing. Cynthia was born in Dallas. He and Cynthia met on the internet at Match.com. Glenn was a widower and Cynthia’s marriage had been annulled. They married in 2008. They have lived in Ft Worth since 2010. Glenn is retired while Cynthia had her own insurance agency. Between them they have six children, 10 grandsons and one granddaughter. They both do the Chalice ministry at St Thomas where Glenn is also a lector and Eucharistic Minister. Cynthia lectors at her Lutheran Church. They both enjoy water skiing and sailing.
Ron and Mary Hawke
Ron has been a Knight for 35 years. They are both natives of Nebraska, she from York and he from Winser. They met while she was in college in York. They have been married 42 years with 3 children and 8 grandchildren. They moved in 1983 from Nebraska to San Antonio because of his job. Then in 1985 his job brought them to Ft Worth to install A/C and plumbing at Carswell AFB. When in 1988 his company asked for another move he quit and started his own plumbing and A/C business. They have been at St Thomas since 1985. He has donated plumbing and A/C work to the church. They are long time choir members. She sings and Ron plays bass guitar. Mary has a graduate degree in special education. After several years teaching she started helping in their business. Ron is thinking about working on starting his retirement. Their hobby is grandchildren.
Gary and Pam Dupre
Gary was having open heart surgery in 2003 when they asked him what was his religion. He replied Catholic although at the time he wasn’t. After surgery he entered RCIA and became Catholic and a Knight in 2004 . He started as program director, then chancellor, Deputy GK, and then Grand Knight. He took over Bingo when Jan Nowicki became GK and kept doing it for 8 years until it stopped. He was a trustee for 4 years so he could represent the Knights at Bingo. He was born and raised in St. Louis. He went to LSU in Louisiana where he met Pam who was a Louisiana native. Pam’s sister worked with Gary and kept trying to fix him up with her sister. They finally met on a blind date. They married in New Orleans in 1974. They moved to Ft Worth in 1979. They have been at St. Thomas for 30 years and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren . Gary still works in the transportation industry at age 69. He and Pam are Eucharistic ministers. He also lectors and is on the pastoral council.. Pam is president of the Women’s organization. She retired from the mortgage industry and enjoys gardening
John and Judy Dugan
John has been a knight for 30 years. He was born and raised in New Hampshire. He has a degree in cost accounting and moved to Houston in 1974. His career has taken him from CA,OH PA, MA, and LA. He is our deputy grand knight. He has been inside and outside guard ,warden and was committee chair for the Boy Scouts for 5 years. He met Judy in a pub in new Hampshire located next to a hospital. She was a nurse. In fact John’s mother was a nurse and his two daughters-in law are nurses. The man has been under a nurses care all his life. They have been married 34 years and have two sons. And 5 ½ grandchildren. He left cost engineering in 1995 and became a nursing home administrator. He also has his own realty company. They moved to the DFW area in 2009 and have been at St. Thomas for a year and a half. John enjoys golf and Judy likes to design houses.
Fred and Lassie Salitore
Fred has been Grand Knight, deputy Grand Knight, Chancellor and is now prolife chairman for our council. He’s been a Knight since 1989. He and Lassie have been at St Thomas for 20 years where he is a lector. They both teach RCIA. They have been married 31 years with 5 sons and one daughter. Fred was born and raised in California. He was a helicopter gunship pilot in Vietnam. When he returned to the US he was stationed at Ft Walter in Mineral Wells as an instructor. He liked the area and stayed. He had met Lassie professionally 10 years before in Ft Worth when she was in the office of a home builder. He met her again on a blind date 10 years later. Later they married. Lassie is a Ft Worth area native. Fred is semi-retired as a franchise consultant for about a dozen companies. They have a nice motor home that they lived in for several years but recently actually bought a house. Their main hobby is travelling in the motor home (Which they have kept). Lassie also helps her daughter who owns a boutique. It sounds like an adventurous life.
Stan & Betty Krenek
Stan became a Knight in 1972 for a year or two then other duties interfered. He rejoined 2 years ago. He and Betty just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at St Thomas. Their children sent them to Hawaii as an anniversary present. The recent ice storm delayed their return 2 days but fortunately they were able to keep their hotel room in Hawaii. Stan met Betty at a dance. She had come from Muenster, where she grew up, to Ft Worth for school. They have 2 children. They both help serve breakfast after the 8 AM weekday mass on Mondays Thursdays, and Fridays. Stan is an Acolyte .They also help with the food pantry and Stan gets food from the food bank every month. They live in White Settlement and used to go to St Peter’s but came back to St Thomas in 2008. Stan grew up around St Thomas . He went to school at St Thomas and used to serve mass here when he was in the 5th grade. They both hunt and fish. Thank you for all you do .
Jim and Joanne Wilcox
Jim has been a Knight for over 40 years and is our council’s advocate. Jim met Joanne in a bowling alley. Joanne was just a beginning bowler. Jim had been bowling for quite some time and was thinking of quitting when he saw Joanne. So he decided to stay and help her learn.. They were married 50 years last August. Joanne was born in Gilead TX then moved to San Antonio. Jim was born and raised in San Antonio. They lived in Houston for a while then moved to Dallas. He was transferred to Ft Worth about 15 years ago. He sells high end decorative hardware. They have been at St Thomas for over 10 years. Jim is a lector and Joanne is on the bereavement committee helping make dinners. She is also in the St Thomas Woman’s Organization. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Jim likes golf and exercising at the Y. Joanne likes playing bridge Thank you both for all you do for St Thomas and the Knights
Bill and Pat Vosberg
Bill is one of 13 children. He was born in Wisconsin and came to Ft Worth when he was 14. His family moved here to escape the Wisconsin winters. Pat was born and raised in Ft Worth. Bill has been a Knight since 2008 and is the warden of our council. He also takes care of our float for the Ft Worth Festival of lights. He met Pat on a blind date when a friend at work invited him to his home for a get together. He worked on her car and then after their first date he knew he had met his future wife. Nov 17 is their 40th anniversary. He has been at St Thomas since 1968.They were married in 1973 at St Thomas by Father Hoover. Pat converted to Catholicism when they married. They have a son Kevin and a daughter Kim who has two children. Crystal, their oldest, lives in Okinawa with her Marine husband. Bill is a hospitality minister and does parking lot security for CCD classes. Pat is a lung cancer survivor since 2007. He has owned hi own mower repair shop for 6 years. They both enjoy traveling and fishing. Bill is also in the Knights on Bikes club. Thank you both for all you do for St Thomas and the Knights
Eddie Gonzales and Rosie Lara
Congratulations are in order for Eddie Gonzales and Rosie Lara, our family of the month for August. As you all know, we wouldn’t have a youth group at St. Thomas without this dedicated couple! They certainly go the extra mile in all they do. We are so blessed to have them as a part of our family. They are very concerned, as to the future of the Catholic Church. They have tirelessly spent the last 30 years, preparing our youth to take the helm in God’s work. Rosie has given 110% during her 6 year tenure as Youth Director, here at St. Thomas. Eddie, always at her side, could not possibly be a better role model for the young men of our parish. Rosie enjoys collecting Mickey Mouse figures, baseball, and traveling. Eddie, on the other hand, draws, paints, and builds models. He is currently employed at Jack Inc.. Though they have no children of their own (where would they find the time?), they do have 59 Godchildren, 13 nieces and nephews! We cannot truly express how much we love you for all you bring to our lives.
Jan and Beverly Nowicki
Congratulations to Jan and Bev Nowicki for being selected Family of the Month. Jan has been a Knight for 12 years. Jan is a 4th Degree Knight and is in the Honor Guard. He is a past Grand Knight and has also held the office of Deputy Grand Knight and Recorder. Jan and Bev have been married for 53 years. They have a son and 2 grandchildren. They have been members of St. Thomas since 1985. Jan has chaired the finance committee and Bev helps clean the church. They both serve as Eucharistic Ministers, help with Meals on Wheels, and were part of the Engaged Couple Program. Jan has been an Accountant for 45 years and Bev was in Administration. They both enjoy traveling, bicycle riding, and running. Thanks for your service to Council 10930 and St. Thomas.
Mike and Elenita Walker
Congratulations to Mike and Elenita Walker for being selected Family of the Month for April. Mike has been a Knight for 2 years,is a 4th Degree Knight, and is our Deputy Grand Knight. Mike is the Inside Sentinel for Assembly 1089. Mike sings in the 4pm and 7am Choirs and is a Hospitality Minister. Elenita is a member of the Womens Organization and the Friendship Club. They both help with the food pantry, Samaritan House, and the Night Shelter. They have been at St. Thomas for 6 years and married for 6 years. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren and another on the way. Mike has worked as a Contractor for 35 years. Mike likes to fish, hunt, and hunt for Indian artifacts. Elenita enjoys fishing. Thanks Mike and Elenita for your contribution to Council 10930 and St. Thomas.
Bruce and Cathy Mallory
Congratulations to Bruce and Cathy Mallory for being selected Family of the Month for March. Bruce has been a Knight for 10 years. He is a 4th Degree Knight, a past Council Director, a past Chancellor, a past Deputy Grand Knight, and a past Grand Knight. He currently holds the position of District 21 Deputy. Bruce is an Acolyte, a Eucharistic Minister, Chairman of the Pastoral Council, and Chairman of the Fundraising and Building Committees. Cathy helps count money. They are Hospitality Ministers and help with the food pantry and Samaritan House. Bruce and Cathy have been married for 27 years and have 2 sons and 1 grandson. Bruce retired from BNSF after 41 years of service in Finance and Cathy retired from the Education field. Bruce enjoys golf and Cathy enjoys exercising. Collectively they enjoy traveling. Thank you Bruce and Cathy for your service to the Knights and St. Thomas.
John & Kathy Thome
Congratulations to John & Kathy Thome for being selected Family of the Month. John has been a Knight for over 20 years. He is a 4th Degree Knight and a Past Grand Knight of our council. He works on our Bingo Team and at various council events. John & Kathy both help with the RCIA program, the Homebound/Hospital Ministry, and are Eucharistic Ministers. John is a Lector, on the Why Catholic Team, and the Scripture Study Team. Kathy helps count money and is active with the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. They have been married for 51 years. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. John retired from Motorola as Director of Manufacturing. John teaches Chemistry at TCC part time. Kathy has been a life long volunteer for the Catholic Church and the North Texas Community. John enjoys reading and Kathy enjoys cooking. Thank you both for all your service to Council 10930 and St. Thomas.
Mike and Jen Carruthers
Congratulations to Mike and Jen Carruthers for being selected Family of the Month for January. Mike has been a Knight for 6 years. Mike is a 3rd Degree Knight and helps with our council events. Mike is an usher at the 10am Mass, directs parking lot traffic for CCD, and helps with church events. Jen sings in the 10am Choir, a ministry she has been a part of for 20 years, and previously worked in the office. Mike came into the church 10 years ago through the RCIA program. Mike and Jen have been married for 12 years. They have 5 kids, 3 boys and 2 girls. Christian, Maddie, and Caylin are altar servers. Their kids are also active in scouts. Mike has been employed with Gulfstream Aerospace as a Material Supervisor for 13 years. Jen has been employed with Moutons Hair Salon for 13 years. Mike and Jen enjoy cooking out and spending time with family. Thank you Mike and Jen for all your time and effort you give to Council 10930 and St. Thomas.
Chuck and Janet Davidson
Congratulations to Chuck and Janet Davidson for being selected Family of the Month. Chuck has been a Knight for 2 years. He is a 4th Degree Knight, Outside Guard, and helps out at council events. They have been parishioners at St. Thomas for 6 years. Chuck is an Usher at the 7:00 Mass and the Facility Manager. Janet is the RCIA Director and a Eucharistic Minister at the 7:00 Mass. They have been married for 15 years and have 2 sons. Chuck retired from the Air Force after 20 years and is now employed as a maintenance mechanic with the Public Works Department. Janet is the Director of Operations for a Software Firm. Chuck likes to fish and hunt in his spare time. Janet like to cook and crochet in her spare time. Collectively they enjoy going out to eat. Thank you for your help with Council 10930 and St. Thomas.
Bryan and Shelly Hearne
Congratulations to Bryan and Shelly Hearne for being selected Family of the Month for October. Bryan has been a Knight for 1 year and is a 3rd Degree Knight. Bryan helps with fundraisers and other events. Bryan and Shelly have been married for 6 years and have 3 daughters, Emerald, Cassandra, and Madison. Bryan and Shelly have been at St. Thomas for 3 years. Bryan helps with parking lot duty on Wednesday nights for our CCD program. Shelly helps with our CCD, Youth Group, and Confirmation Class. Bryan and Shelly both help with the ACTS Retreats. Bryan has worked in the family business, a garage door business, with his father and grandfather for 20 years. Shelly has worked for Amarr Garage Doors for 10 years. Bryan likes to hunt and fish. Shelly likes going to the movies. Cassandra is in dance at school, member of the youth group, and is part of DYC. Emerald attends Confirmation class, is in the St. Thomas Youth Group, and is on the Pro-Life team. Madison will start CCD next year. They all like spending time with other family members. Thanks for all you do at St. Thomas and for the Knights of Columbus.
Tim and Charlene Franko
Congratulations to Tim & Charlene Franko for being selected as Family of the Month for August 2012. Tim & Charlene have been married for 10 years and have one son, Charles. Tim is a lifetime parishioner of Saint Thomas Church. Tim is a 3rd Degree Knight with 16 years in our council. Tim sings in the 12:00 Mass choir & is a Second grade CCD teacher ( 1st Communion Class). Charlene is a Kindergarten/First grade CCD teacher, Lector at the 12:00 Mass, & a member of the Saint Thomas' Women’s Club. Tim works for the family business, Franko’s Market. Tim is a volunteer Art Teacher at his son's school, North Ridge Elementary. Charlene writes software, is a Scout Den Leader with her son's pack, and is a teacher's aide at North Ridge Elementary. Tim enjoys jogging and snow skiing. Charlene relaxes riding her horse. Tim & Charlene enjoy Polka Dancing. Thank you both for all you do here at Saint Thomas.
Jim and JoAnn Wilcox
Congratulations to Jim & JoAnn Wilcox for being chosen as Family of the Month for July 2012. Jim is a 3rd Degree Knight and has been a Knight for 40 years. Jim is our council Advocate and helps out with council events such as the parish breakfast, bingo, and fundraisers. Jim & JoAnn have been members of Saint Thomas for 9 years. Jim is a Lector. JoAnn helps count money and works in the kitchen for various functions such as RCIA and funerals. They both serve on the Why Catholic team. Jim is employed with Pierce Hardware as a Salesman. Jim & JoAnn have been married for 49 years. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Their son James is a Transistional Deacon and will be 1 of 6 Deacons to be ordained to the Priesthood in June of 2013. They have lived in Fort Worth for 15 years. Jim's hobby is playing golf and JoAnn plays bridge. Thanks Jim & JoAnn for all you do for our council and Saint Thomas.
John and Rose Francis
John has been a Knight since 1962. He and Rose met in college at Texas Southern University. She was a freshman and John a senior. He then joined the Army for two years. They were married when he returned. They have been married for 51 years and have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. John was Grand Knight of council 9415 in New Orleans in 2004. Katrina hit in 2005 and they came to Ft worth to be with their eldest daughter. John was a pharmacist with the VA for 37 years. He is a long time tennis player and enjoys dominos too. Rose likes walking, reading, and making jewelry (when she has time). They live in Keller but Elizabeht Anne Seton parish is too big. They’ve been at St Thomas since 2005. They assist with food prep for the bereavement group. They are both Eucharistic ministers and John is an acolyte
Hector and Luz Najera
Hector and Luz have been at St Thomas for about 12 years. Hector was born in northern Mexico and came to Ft worth about 27 years ago to be with his family Hector and Luz met while they were both working at the same company. They have one child. Hector‘s hobby is photography and he does the pictures for the Knights and anyone at St Thomas. He’s been a knight for 3 years, having been recruited by Charlie Parr. Hector is a lector and helps wherever he is needed at St Thomas and the Knights and the Youth group. He and Luz teach the Spanish RCIA class. Luz is into exercising as a hobby.
Chuck and Janet Davidson
Chuck and Janet Davidson – June Family of the Month Chuck has been a Knight since October; Charlie Parr cornered him one day! Chuck came from an Air Force family who lived all over the country and the world, but spent his later teens in Farmington, AR. Janet is a native of Detroit, MI Janet and Chuck were introduced in San Antonio by his brother and had their first date at a church Sweetheart Dance. They were married before the next dance! They have been married almost 15 years and have raised two sons, TJ and Michael. Chuck retired from the Air Force in 2006 and made Ft. Worth their home. Fr Anthony keeps Chuck busy with building maintenance and Claire keeps him busy while Fr. Is away! He is also an usher at the 7:15 a.m. Mass. He helped with the River Oaks fundraiser and the Pancake Breakfast. He attends the Knights membership meetings. Janet is Director of the RCIA/RCIC and manages the parish website. Chuck enjoys fishing. They both enjoy movies, concerts and entertaining at their home
Conrad and Esther Luna
Conrad and Esther Luna Conrad has been a knight for about 5 years. Esther, Jan and Beverly Nowicki recruited him. He did not have a chance to refuse. Conrad and his wife Esther are natives of Fort Worth and have lived in Azle since 1980. They have been members of Holy Trinity since 2004. Conrad is a hospitality minister. Esther is a secretary at St Thomas and helps at Holy Trinity too. Conrad works at Lockheed. Conrad and Esther met while Conrad was on leave from the military. Their parent houses were near each other so they met in their neighborhood. They have been married 37 years and have 3 children and 10 grandchildren Conrad likes fishing while Esther likes crafts. She also likes to go to other parishes to see how they do things there.
Steve, Anne, & Eric Gonzales
Steve has been a Knight for 10 years and was the recorder for 2 years.. They have been married 20 years. Their son Eric is a 1st degree knight having joined last February. Steve and Eric helped with Highway Cleanup and Knights Pancake Breakfast.
John & Mary Grimes
Eddie Gonzales & Rosa Lara
Fred & Lassie Salitore
Glenn & Cynthia Sperry
John & Trini Phillips
Jim & Jo Ann Wilcox
Gary & Pam Dupre
Eddie & Vickie Cervantez
Dennis & Joyce Helgeson
Fred & Lassie Salitore
Joe & Marion Bason
Daniel & Nancy Alcala
Tu & Kim Doan
Ken & Mary Ann Krivanek