William L Hensen » Leadership

Council Officers

Grand Knight

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.

William L Hensen

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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 wmhens@msn.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��.


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.


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.


Program Directors