Our Leadership Officers

Council #8072 – St. Jude the Apostle & St. Maximilian Kolbe Parishes

Our Knights of Columbus volunteer leaders are dedicated individuals who embody the values of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, and who work tirelessly to make a positive impact for our brotherhood, our communities and beyond. Thank you to our officers!

Our Current 2023-2024 KOC Officers, Council #8072

GRAND KNIGHT

GARY TETZLAFF

  • Knight since 2016
  • 4th Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Practicing the four principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism

Personal Tidbits: Travel, visit with family and friends, or just sit in my back yard and watch the birds.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

“God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change… the Courage to change the things I can… and the Wisdom to know the difference.”

CHAPLIN

FR. JIM STEHLY

  • Knight since 1991
  • 4th Degree Knight
  • Pastor of St. Jude the Apostle

What do you like most about being a Knight?

I enjoy the service to the church and community.

Personal Tidbits: Fr. Jim grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Fillmore, the oldest of eleven brothers and sisters. Right after graduating from Fillmore High School he entered St. John’s Seminary, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles nine years later.  He has had parish assignments at St. Bernardine of Siena (Woodland Hills), St. Paschal Baylon (Thousand Oaks), St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Van Nuys), and St. Mary Magdalen (Camarillo), and was dean of students at St. John’s Seminary College before coming to St. Jude’s.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT

BILL SANTANGELO

 

CHANCELLOR

JOVI USUDE

  • Knight since 2007
  • 4th Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Being able to help people. 

Personal Tidbits:  Golfing and traveling.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

“Live and let live.”

RECORDER

DON CRIBARI

  • Knight since 2009
  • 4th Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Supporting our community. 

Personal Tidbits:  Playing golf, riding motorcycles, going to sporting events and being involved with family activities.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

“Be thankful for what you have.”

FINANCIAL SECRETARY

DAVID VILLANUEVA

  • Knight since 2019
  • 4th Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Helping our neighbors in need, praying the Holy Rosary and giving back to our Conejo Valley Communities through our fundraising efforts.

Personal Tidbits:  Former Silicon Valley CFO and CPA. Founder of Westlake Business Advisors in 2019 to provide interim CFO and business advisory services. Enjoy traveling, great food, wine and champagne.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

All before me, GOD before all…

Favorite scripture is Matthew 7:13-14 – “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and those who enter by it are many. For narrow is the gate and hard is the way leads to eternal life, and only a few find it.”

 

TREASURER

OPEN

LECTURER

KEN DIDDIE

 

ADVOCATE

DAIVD TETZLAFF

WARDEN

FRANK MIKLITSCH

  • Knight since 1978
  • 3rd Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Catholic fellowship and charitable activities.

Personal Tidbits:  Retired enjoying my grandson.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

Love one another.

INSIDE GUARD

MIKE GRODOTZKE

OUTSIDE GUARD

MARK ZIMMERMAN

  • Knight since 2016
  • 3rd Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Hanging out with other brothers, and helping to serve God’s will through community service.

Personal Tidbits:  Mortgage broker by day, and hack athlete playing sand volleyball and basketball. Mostly proud husband and father of 2 young boys.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? [Matthew 7:1-3]

ONE-YEAR TRUSTEE

JOHN ALFANO

  • Knight since 2013
  • 3rd Degree Knight @ Council 8072
  • 4th Degree Knight @ St. Joseph’s Assembly

What do you like most about being a Knight?

 

Personal Tidbits:  Favorite things to do: Travel, Theater and Socializing and playing card games with friends.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

My Five simple rules for Happiness:

1. Free your heart from Hatred

2. Free your mind from worries

3. Live simply

4. Give more

5. Expect less

TWO-YEAR TRUSTEE

RICH WORMUS

  • Knight since 1986
  • 4th Degree Knight
  • Past grand Knight
  • Trustee
  • Life Director

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Service to Church & Community

Personal Tidbits: Retired Principal; 35 years w/LAUSD; 8 years UCLA Asst Professor-Education; Widower; Enjoy Travel/Kayaking

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

“For everything there is a season”, (Ecc 3-1)

THREE-YEAR TRUSTEE

CHUCK HARLEY

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

RICH MALATTI

  • Knight since 2017
  • 4th Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Service to the Catholic Church and being a part of a faith community.

Personal Tidbits: Golf and working out; school leadership; family gatherings and vacations.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud”.

FAITH DIRECTOR

OPEN

COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

OPEN

LIFE DIRECTOR

RICH WORMUS

  • Knight since 1986
  • 4th Degree Knight
  • Past grand Knight
  • Trustee
  • Life Director

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Service to Church & Community

Personal Tidbits: Retired Principal; 35 years w/LAUSD; 8 years UCLA Asst Professor-Education; Widower; Enjoy Travel/Kayaking

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

“For everything there is a season”, (Ecc 3-1)

FAMILY DIRECTOR

MARK ZIMMERMAN

  • Knight since 2016
  • 3rd Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Hanging out with other brothers, and helping to serve God’s will through community service.

Personal Tidbits:  Mortgage broker by day, and hack athlete playing sand volleyball and basketball. Mostly proud husband and father of 2 young boys.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? [Matthew 7:1-3]

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

CHUCK HARLEY

  • Knight since 1986
  • 4th Degree Knight
  • Past Grand Knight
  • Trustee

ST. MAXIMILIAN ROUNDTABLE CHAIR

BILL SANTANGELO

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR

JESS PASOS

  • Knight since 2020
  • 3rd Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

COMMITMENT TO THE CHURCH AND CHRIST.

Personal Tidbits:  ONE OF MY GREATEST PLEASURES ARE MY GRANDCHILDREN.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

BE STLL AND KNOW THAT IAM GOD.

ASSISTANT FAITH DIRECTOR

JERRY WEISBECKER

RECOGNITION DIRECTOR

GRANT DE SMET

INTERNAL COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR

SKIP HARTMAN

  • Knight since 2017
  • 4th Degree Knight

What do you like most about being a Knight?

Knowing I’m a member of a catholic fraternal brotherhood with councils nationwide and international. I can go to any parish and know that the local council will accept me as a brother. Also, the opportunity to help our parishes and community address their social and spiritual needs through our council’s numerous outreach initiatives fulfills our Knights values of Charity, Fraternity and Unity. All practicing Catholic men are welcome and encouraged to join this unique brotherhood.

 

Personal Tidbits: St. Jude’s parishioner since 1995; love, domestic and international travel with my wife.

Favorite scripture, quote or motto:

The Knights is all about service to others. God wants us to do something good with our talents and to use those gifts in His service. Matthew 25:40…’Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

PAST GRAND KNIGHTS

  • Bob Tarn
  • Ron Bodigheimer
  • Grant De Smet
  • Chuck Harley
  • Bert Infante
  • Rich Wormus
  • Seth Wegher-Thompson
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