The Tennessee Knights of Columbus held its 118th State Convention Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1. The convention, held virtually for the second year in a row, was livestreamed from the Catholic Pastoral Center in Nashville. During the convention, Fred Laufenberg of the Msgr. Philip Thoni Council 16088 in Fairfield Glade, was elected as the new State Deputy to lead the state council. When he takes office in July, he will succeed Michael McCusker of the Timothy J. Coyle Council 9317 in Cordova. State Officers include, from left, State Warden-elect Alan Stanley, State Advocate-elect David Zwissler, Associate State Chaplain Father Bart Okere, State Deputy-elect Fred Laufenberg, current State Deputy Michael McCusker, Associate Chaplain Father Gervan Menezes, State Treasurer-elect Eric Pelton, and Immediate Past State Deputy Tracy Staller.
Staying active through pandemic, Knights focus on ‘putting Christ at the center of everything we do’