The grand knight is responsible for the overall welfare of the council. Elected annually by the council membership, the grand knight must provide thoughtful and inspired leadership to the council officers, the Service Program directors, chairmen and members of the council.
Gary John Mayfield became a Knight ten years ago in 2003 and moved through 2nd and 3rd degrees on his way to 4th Degree. He currently lives at 9688 Chesapeake Street in Highlands Ranch. You may communicate with Gary at 303 791-9074 or his cell 720-938-4938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Gary grew up in Whippany, New Jersey, went to Whippany Park High School and enjoyed hunting, fishing, football and baseball. He came to Colorado because his parents moved here.
Gary owns and operates SERVPRO Denver East, a Restoration and Cleaning company (see his business card in the Advertisement section). He has been in this business since graduating from school.
Gary Mayfield and Terri Bigley were married on June 22nd, 1985 and have two children, Tony and Jene. Tony works in his father��s business and Jene is a CNA going to nursing school. Terri also works with Gary in his Restoration and Cleaning business.
Gary became a Knight because he wanted to help people. He likes to cook and has become one of our master chefs at all Knights functions that serve food (Beer and Brats, Pancake Breakfasts, Fish Fries, Spaghetti Dinners, Reconciliation Dinner, Annual Parish Picnic). He not only cooks, but helps out at most of the other events. He was instrumental in the demolition effort of the old barn on the Diocese property, picked up and delivered tons of gravel to construct our Rosary Walk, picks up and delivers those wonderful Colorado peaches that we sell in September, and makes sure that the proper support is provided to our Clergy and Seminarians. Terri is a Lady Knight and will co-lead the Ladies for the next two years.
Gary is currently our Deputy Grand Knight, but also held the office of Warden from 2009 and 2010, Chancellor from 2011 and 2012. Gary has been our Knight of the month for February 2008 and May 2010. Family of the Month for September 2005, August 2007, August 2008, August 2009 and December 2011, also receiving Family of the month from supreme twice. He was our Knight of the Year for 2011 and he and Terri were the Family of the Year for December 2009, a terrific accomplishment. He also received the award for Annual Religious Awards Retreat, culinary staff in October 2005.
Gary��s goal as Knight is to be the Grand Knight, then go back to cooking. He feels that the best thing to ever happen to him is his great marriage to Terri and his wonderful kids.
Deputy Grand Knight
The deputy grand knight is the second in command in the local council. He is also elected annually, assists the grand knight in the operation of council affairs and is responsible for any duties assigned to him by the grand knight. In the absence of the grand knight, the deputy grand knight presides at council meetings and functions as the grand knight would. The deputy grand knight is a member of the Advisory Board charged with general supervision of a Columbian Squires circle sponsored by his council. It is suggested that the deputy grand knight and the board of trustees serve on the council’s retention committee.
William Leo Hensen (Bill or Big Bill) was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, grew up in Pueblo, CO and currently resides at 10822 Bobcat Terrace in Highlands Ranch. You may reach him at 303 909-4143 or email@example.com.
While growing up, he liked biking and played defensive end on the football team.
Bill attended East High School in Pueblo and Western State College in Gunnison, CO where he earned his BA in Business Administration.
Bill is an Independent Broker specializing in Insurances and Financial Services.
Bill and Vicky married in 1981. She is an Interior Designer for Stickley Furniture. They have three children, Lauren who is 21, Will who is 17 and Mia who is 11. All three are students.
Bill became a Knight in 1982 because friends encouraged him to join. He is a 3rd degree Knight and a charter member of Council 10937. Bill is active in many Knights activities including Highway Cleanup, Fish Fries, Air Force Football, Tootsie Roll Drive, Family Socials, Spaghetti Dinners, Christmas Party, Bicycle Drive, Pancake Breakfasts, Take Dad to the Ballpark, and Family Hikes. Bill was appointed as our Family Director in 2012.
Bill��s goal for the future as a Knight, is to work in and start some programs that will touch people after he is gone. ���If we can make a difference in someone else��s life by the programs we run and leave an impression of charity and giving then it will make a small difference��.
The chancellor is elected annually to serve the council in a variety of ways. Primarily, he assists the grand knight and deputy grand knight in the execution of their duties and takes charge of the council during the incapacity or extended absence of both.
The warden is responsible for supervising and maintaining all council property, except that which belongs to the financial secretary.
He sets up the council chambers for meetings and degrees and appoints and supervises guards for ceremonial exemplifications. The warden should also oversee the inside and outside guards and make sure they are fulfilling the duties assigned to them.
Anthony Joseph Yarosh, or Tony, became a First Degree Knight in July of 2012 and quickly moved through 2nd and 3rd degrees on his way to 4th Degree. He currently lives at 10577 Cherrybrook Circle in Highlands Ranch. You may communicate with Tony at 720-220-9845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before coming to Highlands Ranch, Tony lived in Plainsboro NJ, Wooster OH, and Golden, CO. He kept moving for bigger and better job opportunities.
Born in New Brunswick New Jersey, Tony grew up in Milltown New Jersey and was involved in every kind of sports and Fishing (Fresh and Salt Water). He played HS Baseball as an outfielder and Forward on the HS Basketball team.
Tony attended Rutgers University College of Engineering, where he earned his BS, MS and PhD in Ceramic Science and Engineering.
He works in New Product Development and Plant Management and has been employed by Carborundum, Ferro Corporation, Coorstek and Saint Gobain.
Tony and Lisa Firsing were married on July 11th, 1993 and have two children, Anthony II (AJ) and Austen. AJ will be a junior at Mullen HS and Austen will be in 8th Grade at STM Catholic School. Lisa is employed as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA).
Tony became a Knight because he wanted to become part of a service organization and to meet men with similar thoughts and beliefs. He filled in as Membership Director and is our new Warden. In addition to becoming a 4th Degree Knight this year, Tony also received the Knight of the month twice, and Family of the Month. He organized our very successful membership campaign in April and can be seen at almost every Knight activity.
Jay became a Knight after rejoining the parish in August 2010. A 4rd degree, he directs all of our
Church activities. He serves as sacristan and usher and chairman of the parish finance council.
Jay is a Delaware native who moved to Colorado in 1981. Jay met Carol in Aspen, where he was Assistant Pitkin County Attorney. They had their daughter Trisha in Sterling, where Jay was City Attorney. Jay was an attorney with the Denver Regional Office of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission from 1988 till his retirement in May 2008.
Michael Joseph McGinnis (Mike) was born and grew up in Denver, and has always lived in Colorado. Mike resides at 1005 Snow Lily Court, Castle Pines. He may be reached at 303 814-3990 (H) or 303 257-9524, or at email@example.com.
Mike previously lived in Littleton but moved because ���We needed a ranch style home to enable Denise��s mother, who was living with us, to more easily access different rooms in the house��.
Mike enjoyed Puzzles, sports, lifting weights, photography, fishing, camping while growing up.
He attended St. Francis De Sales High School, Regis College, University of Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado He received his high school science diploma (St. Francis De Sales), his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics (Regis), a Master��s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Master��s Degree Curriculum (University of Northern Colorado).
Mike worked for the Denver Parks and Recreation and Jeffco Parks and Recreation, was an educator in Mathematics in Parochial Schools of the Archdiocese of Denver, Denver Public Schools and Douglas County schools (42 years in total). He retired in 2006, after 42 years teaching high school mathematics. Mike says ���it was time!��
Currently Mike is a volunteer driver for the Red Cross. He drives regularly on Fridays and occasionally on other days if needed. Mike says ���It��s rewarding to work with the elderly and sick that cannot get to cancer treatments, dialysis, doctor appointments etc. because they are unable to drive.
Mike McGinnis married Denise Larralde in October of 1977. They have three children Angel, Amanda, and Jason and two grandchildren ��� Samantha and Trent Kettner. Angel works as a home caregiver, Jason works for Wells Fargo Banks and is a musician in two bands, and Amanda is a special needs person who is currently unemployed. Denise was a special needs educator. She opened the first special education program on the Navajo Reservation in Crown Point New Mexico. She also taught in Westminister, Co. She is and has been a hair stylist since about 1975 and has owned a hair styling shop.
Mike became a Knight in January of 2008 because ���It is another way to serve God and the Church��. He received his fourth degree on June 22, 2013 at St. Frances Cabrini. Mike has been our Recorder for the past two years and was recently re-elected to that same office for another two. He also has been involved in the Pro-Life program for the past four years, directing its activities for the past two years.
Mike is a very active Knight. In addition to his Pro-Life activities his has participated in the Scholarship Program, Tootsie Roll Drive, Family Socials, Spaghetti Dinners, the Christmas Party, Pancake Breakfasts, Take Dad to the Ball Park, Free Throw Contest, Peach Sale, Soccer Shoot Out and Relay for Life. He was our K night of the Month for January 2010 and Family of the Month for January, 2009.
Mike��s goal as a Knight is to foster more participation in prolife activities
Mike says, ���I feel so blessed to be Catholic and to live in the United States. I value my sixteen years of Catholic education and feel it has been a tremendous asset and influence in my life. I am so grateful to have married Denise, a wonderful and loving woman, and to have our three wonderful children and two lovely grandchildren.
I worry about the prevailing attitudes toward immorality in today��s world and the exposure that our children have to it. I feel that all of us need to pray and work extremely hard to change the current trend toward immorality. I also feel that our youth are strong and will survive and thrive with a little help and guidance from us. I hope that current political attitudes, particularly those with regard to sanctity of life, will soon change.��
Herbert Asher Engler (Herb) was born in Petersville, PA but grew up in Northampton, PA. After residing in Freeland MI, Peleston MI, Alexandria VA, LaGrange Park Il, Streamwood Il, and Stratton St. Margaret, England, he currently lives at 6919 S. Valentia St, in Centennial. You may reach him at 303 770-3949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While growing up, he liked choral and instrumental music, swimming and diving, track, ice and roller skating, gymnastics and scouting (Eagle Scout). Herb was a three time PA State sousaphone champion, sang on the PA State chorus for two years and played in the PA State Band for two years. He also attended summer workshops with Fred Warring and his Pennsylvanians.
Herb attended Northampton Area High School and Weaver Airline School in Kansas City, MO to study aeronautics and the airline industry.
Herb spent his entire carrier in the airline industry, starting with Capital Airlines in 1956 and moving on to United Airlines in 1961. Most of his career was spent implementing computer systems and applications, retiring from Galileo International (owner of United Airlines Computer Systems and provider of computerized solutions to the travel industry) in 1998. He currently owns and operates NewSkills PC Assistance.
Herb married Yvonne Ann Koch on June 21st, 1958. They have four daughters, Kathleen, Christine, Cynthia and Andrea. Kathleen was the Music Director for All Soul��s parish before retiring to become a nanny to her twin granddaughters, Christine and Cynthia are homemakers, and Andrea is statistician for Standard and Poor��s. Herb and Yvonne just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. They have 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Herb became a Knight because he saw all the good things that the Knights were doing and wanted to become part of it. He became a First Degree Knight in December of 2010, a Second/Third Degree Knight in May of 2011 and a Fourth Degree Knight in June of 2012. He has been active in many activities including Pancake Breakfasts, Donuts, Highway Cleanup, Thanksgiving Baskets, Soccer Shootout, and Pro-Life. Herb was Editor of our newsletter from March of 2012 and then Public Relations Director in April of 2013. He was our Knight of the Month for April 2012 and April 2013, as well as the Colorado Knight of the Month for April 2012.
Outside of the Knights, Herb was involved with Fr. Woodys for many years as their Computer trainer (teaching the homeless new computer skills), is a former member on the Board of Directors of the Walnut Hills Civic Association, and sang with the Mile Hi Chorus and the Arapahoe Community Choral. He was also an avid cross country skier and mountain hiker (climbing eighteen fourteners).
Herb and Yvonne are quite active at Pax Christi. They have been on the steering committee of the Whole World Market for 10 years, and are members of the Lunch Bunch and Bread Ministries and had a Spirit Garden. Herb is also a former Usher. Before coming to Pax Christi Herb and Yvonne were involved in the music program at St. John the Evangelist (choir director) in Streamwood, Il, and St. Thomas Moore (choir director and organist).