Knights of Columbus
Council #11067
Church of the Nativity


Council Smoke Event

Saturday, May 13th 11:30 - 1:00pm

The knights smoke team will be offering our famous pulled pork for sale before the Memorial weekend. We normally sell out and are offering pre-orders open to the Parish. Orders can be placed to reserve bags of pulled pork for pickup on Saturday, May 13th from 11:30 - 1:00pm. 20% discount when ordering 5 bags or more.

Pulled Pork Update

We have pre-sold what we think will be available. It is possible that we may have some extra bags after everything is weighed and packaged. Please stop by the Parish Hall kitchen between 11am-1pm to check if we have any extra bags of pulled pork availbale for sale.

Council Events

Monthly Council Meetings

Monthly meetings are typically on the first Monday of each month, but please check our calendar for details.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please use our signup schedule to help us with our upcoming events.

Council Dues

Annual dues are accessed each January and are $36 for the calendar year. Annual dues can be paid online by credit card for your convenience.

Advice & Aid Support

Advice and Aid Director Ruth Tisdale was presented with a check for $3300 which represented the total proceeds of our Roses for Life distribution after Masses the weekend of January 21st. Pictured L/R are Mike Bartkoski, Ruth Tisdale, and John Brinker.

Pictured L/R are Mike Bartkoski, Ruth Tisdale, and John Brinker


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Recent News

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May 1, 2023

Tom Young transferred into our council and advanced through the third degree just prior to our monthly council meeting on May 1st. Tom has been a Knight for 15 years and is transferring from his home parish in St Louis. Pictured L/R is Tim Kane (Grand Knight), Tom Young, Ben Biller (Membership Chairman).

March 6, 2023

Tim Kane presented Lee Pallardy with our Knight of the Quarter award. Lee joined the Knights and our council in April of 2021, volunteered in many activities immediately, and is now an important part of our leadership team.

March 6, 2023

Our Nativity Council was formed in March of 1993. Several of the founding members were at our council meeting and spoke on the progression of our Council. Pictured L/R are Robert Thompson, Bill Orscheln, Dave Evers, Mike Gorman, & Dennis Donnelly.

February 24, 2023

Great start to the Lenten Fish Fries with over 480 meals served! Tell your friends to come next week. Please consider dropping off a dessert if you would like to contribute. Thanks for your support.

February 6, 2023

Advice and Aid Director Ruth Tisdale was presented with a check for $3300 which represented the total proceeds of our Roses for Life distribution after Masses the weekend of January 21st. Pictured L/R are Mike Bartkoski, Ruth Tisdale, and John Brinker.

February 6, 2023

Tim Bracht joined the Order and our council and Marv Early transferred his membership to join our council. Pictured L/R is Tim Kane (Grand Knight), Marv Early, Tim Bracht, Ben Biller (Membership Chairman).

January 15, 2023

Parish free throw contest age group winners. Pictured L/R Tyler McClain (10 yr girls), Gweneth Bush (9 yr girls), Drake Bush (11 yr boys), Will McClain (12 yr boys), Owen McClain (10 yr boys), Graham Fisher (9 yr boys)

January 9, 2023

Pat Leiker went through the exemplification ceremony and joined our council prior to our monthly meeting. Pictured L/R Tim Kan (Grand Knight), Dave Leiker (Pat's 4th degree father), Pat Leiker, Ben Biller (Membership Chairman)

January 9, 2023

Gene Zwolinski was presented with the Star Council award for surpassing council growth of programs and personnel during the prior council year. The award was presented by District Deputy Tim Renfro.

Council 11067

The Church of the Nativity Council 11067 was established in 1993 and represents the the Church of the Nativity Parish in Leawood, KS. The council was founded by 46 men of the Parish and has steadily grown over the past few decades. Our council currently has over 220 members with consistent attendance of around 50-60 members at our council meetings per month. We are a very active council with many dedicated members who willingly give of their time and talent.

Our Leadership


Grand Knight
Deputy Grand Knight
(316) 648-6101
(913) 908-1372
(816) 210-1119
(913) 486-3015
Inside Guard
Outside Guard
Lecturer (A)
Carl Michael
(913) 433-3611
Financial Secretary
(913) 961-1130
3 Year Trustee
(913) 827-8014
2 Year Trustee
(913) 706-0650
1 Year Trustee
(913) 231-0688
(913) 491-5017

Program Personnel

Membership Director
Recruitment 1
(816) 591-2917
Recruitment 2
(913) 638-8910
Recruitment 3
Recruitment 4
(316) 648-6101
Program Director
(913) 486-3015
Life Director
Community Director
(913) 638-4834
Family Director
(913) 653-3664
Faith Director

Our Focus

What we support

Seminarians: One of the core principals of the Knights is to support the Church. Encouraging and supporting those considering the Priesthood and those attending a seminary is vital. Our council currently supports local seminarians with prayers and financial help of approximately $14,000.00 per year with direct payments of $500.00 - $1,000.00 per seminarian per year.

Local Church: Aside from the community building activities of our fish fry's, smoked BBQ Dinners and breakfasts, we actively try to support the major events that happen at the Church of the Nativity. We regularly work with other parish organizations and the parish administration to help sponsor, coordinate or fund special events throughout the year like an ordination reception, the Fall Festival, Breakfast with Santa, alter server training, set up and maintenance of the Nativity Scene, as well as our own Free Throw Competition.

Community: Our council's annual Tootsie Roll drive raises money for children with mental disabilities. Eighty percent of the money raised stays local, which allows us to donate to the Lake Mary Center in Paola, KS and the Down Syndrome Guild in Mission, KS. Our council's annual Roses for Life drive raises money for pro-life causes and all the money raised goes to the local Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center in Leawood, KS. We organize a few parish food drives each year to support Catholic Charities food pantries. The parish blood drives are organized by our council and we also participate in the St Mary's Food Kitchen by serving our Parish's August meal with our famous pulled pork.

Fundraising Efforts

Lenten Fish Fry's: 6 weeks during Lent with proceeds benefiting our general fund.

Football Raffle: 17 week profession football lottery raffle with proceeds benefiting our general fund.

Tootsie Roll Drive: Every October with proceeds benefiting the mentally challenged.

Roses for Life: Every January with proceeds benefiting pro-life causes.

Breakfasts / BBQ Smoke Events: Several per year with proceeds benefiting our general fund.

About Knights

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, CT and a group of parishioners. The Order has grown from several members in one council to over 15,000 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

Service and charity are at the heart of the Knights. Founded to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees and families suffering from the death of a breadwinner, the Knights began as a small service organization and has grown into a worldwide financial and charitable organization. The Order has been called "the strong right arm of the Church," and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization, Catholic education, civic involvement, and aid to those in need.

The Supreme Council is the governing body of the Knights of Columbus and is responsible for the development of the organization as a whole. Supreme Council duties include establishing the Order in new regions and setting up regional authorities, defining and advancing its values and goals, undertaking organization-wide initiatives, promoting awareness of the Knights’ mission worldwide, and protecting the families of members through its extensive insurance program. Members working in local, or subordinate councils, however, carry on the majority of the Knights’ beneficial work. More information about the Knights of Columbus organization, it's founder, history and mission can be found on the Supreme Council website link below

Knights of Columbus Supreme Site


Membership into the Knights is available to Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

We encourage all active men of our Parish to consider becoming a member of our council. Our council is not as formal as many councils and we encourage non-members to attend our monthly meetings as a guest to get a first hand look and feel for what being a Knight is all about.

What are the requirements?

Membership requirements are being a practical Catholic gentleman, who is 18 years of age or older.

What is a practical Catholic?

A practical Catholic is one who is in union with the Holy See and who practices the precepts of the Catholic Church.

What are Degrees?

There are four degrees within the Knights of Columbus. Each degree ceremony imparts a lesson on the Order's core virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. New members are required to participate in an approximately 30 minute ceremonial which covers the first three degrees in order to participate as a member of our council. Our council typically schedules these ceremonies to start at 5:30pm prior to our normal monthly council meetings. The Patriotic or fourth degree is a separate assembly of Knights that is open to all third degree members. The Fourth Degree Assembly conducts its own ceremony, holds its own meetings, and collects its own annual dues.

Do I have to purchase Insurance?

No; unlike many fraternal organizations one does not become a member by purchasing insurance. In the Knights of Columbus a man has to be a member before he may avail himself of the insurance benefit. Purchasing insurance is optional, however; the life insurance and long-term care insurance products offered by the Order are not only competitively priced, they are among the most solid and highly rated products available anywhere. Standard & Poor's and A.M. Best, the leading independent agencies that rate insurance companies, give K of C insurance their highest ratings.

How much time is involved?

As a Knight you can choose the projects with which you wish to be involved in within your own community. The Order is dedicated to family life and the many benefits it offers. From insurance to scholarships to service and social activities and programs, all are open to the whole family.

How Do I Join?

If you would like to join our Church of the Nativity council of the Knights of Columbus, the initial process is done online at the link below. This will register you as an affiliate or eMember of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. Online registration is $30 and will cover your current years (Jan-Dec) annual dues. Affiliate or eMembers are eligible for insurance and will receive the monthly "Columbian" magazine along with some email correspondence from Supreme. During the signup process, there is a checkbox to indicate "I am interested in joining a local council". Please include our council number 11067, Church of Nativity Parish, Leawood, KS in this area when you sign up. The Proposer Member Number is 5103132 or can be left blank.

Join the Knights of Columbus

Once you have received email confirmation from Supreme that you have registered, please email us at or contact Ben Biller, our membership chairman by email or phone. Our membership chairman will contact you to schedule a degree ceremony for an upcoming meeting and this will allow you to transfer into our council. The degree ceremonies are normally scheduled just prior to our regular monthly council meetings.