St Joseph-St Lawrence Parish
St Joseph-St Lawrence Parish

The St. Joseph-St. Lawrence Parish officially commissioned and received approval for a parish Knights of Columbus Council on 1 December 2022.  The council was founded by 31 original charter members with the vision of living a Knight’s example in our parish and our community.


The Father George Bertels Council.  The council selected Father George Bertels as the council’s patron for having served twice as pastor in our combined parish, was a lifelong active Knight, and for exemplifying the Knights calling to charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.  

JOIN OUR KNIGHTS! If you are curious about the Knights of Columbus and want to learn more about joining our council, you can start today by visiting the KofC website by going to or speaking directly with any one of our council members.  If you are a catholic male, 18 years or older, and in good standing with the church we want you to be a part of our council!



Joining is easy!
A. Contact our Chancellor and Membership/Retention Director Steve Heim at 913-306-1449, to set up a time to complete a membership application form.  For a limited time, signing up is free!

B. You can also sign up online by scanning the QR code or going to  Use the promo code BlessedMcGivney to sign up for free and use our council number 18092 to ensure you are assigned to our council. You will receive an email asking you to register/confirm your account and shortly after you will receive a welcome packet in the mail with your e-membership card. 

C. Knights from other councils who wish to transfer to our council can attend a council meeting or contact Steve Heim to complete a council transfer form.


Council Officers  
Grand Knight

Aaron Welch

Deputy Grand Knight Jason Nichols
Chaplain Rev. Bill McEvoy
Treasurer Chad Hendrix
Financial Secretary Mark Heim
Chancellor Steve Heim
Recorder Matt Jadrnak
Advocate John Wagner
Warden John Donovan
Trustee 1 (3 years) Matt Brewster
Trustee 2 (2 years) Bob Jardon
Trustee 3 (1 year) Dave Zule​
Lecturer Vince Eimer



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