2022 - 2023

Chris Pate

Chris is a young man who is a recent convert to the Catholic faith and member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Chris currently serves as the Council Outside Guard, and also proudly serves as an usher. Council 10232 is very proud to claim Brother Pate as a member of the council since his conversion in 2020. Chris is an extremely enthusiastic, dedicated, and proud member of Council 10232, and despite his limitations due to being intellectually challenged he has set the pace for other members. He is always first in line to volunteer for council events such as handing out Tootsie Rolls for the Developmentally Disabled and Special Olympics. He helps with cooking at numerous events. He is a dedicated blood drive volunteer, and single handedly setup a council bowling social. Chris is also one of the council’s most energetic recruiters and is always seen talking to men about the benefits of being a member of our council and the Knights of Columbus. Chris is also an exceptionally proud member of our 4th degree Assembly and has participated in several Assembly projects. He recently purchased his uniform and will be participating in our honor guards and color guards. These things may not seem like hard activities, but for a young man who has limitations and is aware of them, and despite his challenges and through enormous effort on his part, he achieves success. Brother Pate is an inspiration to those who are more able bodied. It is apparent by all who meet this young man that Chris lives for his family and brother Knights and will always be at your side if you need him. His dedication to his family, church, and volunteer projects are to be commended and celebrated. Our council asked our members, how can we honor and pay tribute to such a dedicated and humble brother of Council 10232. The answer was unanimous! He is Council 10232’s Knight of the Year for Fraternal Year 2022-2023!

2021 - 2022

Carlos Fernandez

Brother Carlos not only serves as the Worthy Chancellor for the council and the Health Director for the Alabama State Council, he is also the Faithful Navigator for Assembly 2420. He is one who can always be counted on, whenever and for whatever the task calls for. I am honored to work alongside him, and I am grateful to have him in our organization.