Ty Simmons - NCD Director

Father McGivney’s hope of having a Knights of Columbus presence in every parish stemmed from his belief that local councils could achieve great things for the Church. In addition to creating an Order where Catholic men could grow their faith and help each other in times of need, Father McGivney saw an opportunity to help parishes themselves prosper through five key areas of service—faith, community, family, youth, and fellowship. With that mission in mind, each Diocese will now have an NCD Coordinator(s).

If you know of a parish that could benefit from the creation of a new council, click here to be directed to the Supreme Council's Website for Growth and Development. There you will find information on Starting a New Parish or College Council, Reactivating a Council, Parish Round Tables, or Spanish Council and the required processing forms. After looking at the information on that page, contact one of the NCD Coordinators from the Diocese listed below to help you get started.

Here are a couple of documents to help you along the way.

NCD Process Checklist
NCD Menu of Services - What Knights Councils Can Do for Pastors

THE NCD TEAM:

State NCD Director: Ty Simmons

NCD Belleville: Kevin Lanter
NCD Belleville: Rich Koerkenmeier

NCD Chicago North: Alex Tennant
NCD Chicago South: John Muldoon

NCD Joliet: Frank Rossi

NCD Peoria: Mike West

NCD Rockford North: Steve Zalas
NCD Rockford South: Troy Gower

NCD Springfield: Gary Schmidt
NCD Springfield: Al Treichel

NCD Hispanic Outreach: Tony Beaudette

For a complete list of NCD Staff and contact numbers click here.