Program Director

July 2018

Brother Knights,

I will be serving you for the next two years as State Program Director.  We spent a weekend in Terre Haute training with the district deputies and state officers.   Attending your district deputy meeting is required and very important.   District deputies have all the information you should need.  More information on " faith in action"  is in the Q&A @ www.kofc.org/faithinaction. The most important challenge is transitioning to the "Faith In Action" program.  We now have four categories and directors instead of six:

  1. Faith  / faith director is Larry Kunkel  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
  2. Family / family director is Ryan Borden This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Community /community director is Joe Erpelding This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Life / life director is Rich Laudeman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Supreme Forms 185 (Officers) & 365 (Service Program Personnel) reports are very important to complete and send out as soon as possible.  The grand knight, navigator, program director, family director, community director and anybody else working with children must take the "safe environment training and back ground check"  thru supreme as well as the diocese.  For more information:   www.kofc.org/en/members/programs/youth-activities/safe-environment-program.htmlThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  , www.kofc.org/safe  , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ,  for status of your officers contact youth protection @ 203-800-4940 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please take advantage of your fraternal leader success planner.  All Grand Knights are expected to meet with their officers and complete the planner scheduling events and activities for the year.  Your state program guide has been revised providing the most updated information available at the time of printing.  The new SP-7 form will not be available until September.   "Consecration to the Holy Family" is one of the four required activities and we are asking all councils to participate in this consecration within the next two months. 

A promotional poster has been put together and printed to market what the Indiana Knights of Columbus do.  With the parish Priest permission secure the posters thru-out the parish grounds four weeks before your membership blitz.  This will certainly help promote the Knights to the men of our parishes.

Another example of a program that fits in well with the Faith in Action model was a Pray for Peace Vigil that was held in Ft Wayne. Supreme provided the prayer cards and posters, and you can see more about the vigil on this YouTube video.

We are changing lives and saving lives!  The success of transitioning the "Faith In Action" program depends on your leadership.  Pray for wisdom and patience as you prepare to lead your council .   I am praying for your success.

Christ Lives Through Us,

Mark Michuda 

State Program Director

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NEW SUPREME PROGRAMMING CHANGE for the 2018-19 Fraternal Year!

As mentioned at the State Convention this Spring, Supreme has announced that after nearly 50 years since Surge… with Service was introduced as Supreme’s program model, and in order to simplify the program structure and better align programs under main priority areas, they have a new program model titled “Faith in Action”.
The new program categories will be:  FAITH, FAMILY, COMMUNITY, & LIFE (going from 6 categories to 4), but it is more than just a reclassification. 

To find out more about this new and exciting program, use the following links to find out more helpful information:

 

 Mark Michuda

State Program Director

Indiana State Council

 

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