St. Ignatius of Loyola Council

at Holy Family Catholic Church

4848 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136





Council 12853














St. Ignatius of Loyola Council was chartered by the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council in Jan 2001 as Council Number 12853.  Since then our Council has been serving Holy Family Parish in San Jose, California, and surrounding communities.  Our council’s efforts have been recognized frequently, including being designated by the Supreme Council as a “Star Council.”   Star Council attainment is the highest award given to any Council for operating at a premier level to accomplish the missions of the Knights of Columbus and is an indication of a high performing council.

We owe our Council's continued existence, growth, and success to the following Grand Knights and their respective officers, whose leadership, dedication, countless hours, and resources, showed a commitment to make our Council as strong as it is today.  Thank you Worthy Past Grand Knights!

Term   Grand Knight
January 2001 - June 2002   Ray Canete
July 2002 -June 2003   Mike Yambra
July 2003 - June 2004   Gary Miskimon
July 2004 - June 2006   Marvin Lewis+
July 2006 - June 2007   Richard Carlson
July 2007 - June 2009   Bradley Vendehey
July 2009 - June 2010   Don Nordloff
July 2010 - June 2013   Toby Laufer
July 2013 - June 2015   Eladio E. Cruz
July 2015 - June 2016   Eugene Okafor
July 2016 - June 2017   Len Piazzon
July 2017 - June 2018   Toby Laufer
July 2018 - June 2020   Mark Williams+
July 2020 - June 2022   Eric Bateman
July 2022 - June 2023   Gil Gruber


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