Cathedral Council #12708

Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral Council, Phoenix, AZ


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Council Meetings will be virtual (online) until further notice.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting Schedule

General Business Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of the Month

    • 7:30 pm - Virtual at

    • SS Simon & Jude, 6351 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017

    • All brother Knights of the council are encouraged to attend and stay involved in council business and activity planning.

    • All brother Knights in good standing with the Order are welcome, regardless of Council membership.

Officers Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month

    • 7:30 pm - Guadalupe Room

    • SS Simon & Jude, 6351 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017

    • All council members are welcome as this meeting is not limited to officers.



Grand Knight - Tom Barr

Deputy Grand Knight - Chris Buehnerkemper

Chancellor - Santiago Alvarado

Warden - Vincent Pueyo

Advocate - Jim Andrews

Financial Secretary - Rick Garrison

Treasurer - John Phillips

Chaplains - Fr. John Nahrgang and Fr. Rafael Umaña

Recorder - James Hopkins

3 yr. Trustee - JC Sherrin

2 yr. Trustee - Richard Alcocer

1 yr. Trustee - Martin Pueyo

Inside Guard - Ivan Rodriguez

Outside Guard - Faustino Lopez

Hispanic Round Table Chairman - Faustino Lopez

Field Agent - William Teal

District Deputy - Randy Hughes (District #12)

Council Programs and Directors



Bradley Rissler

Specific Programs for this Fraternal Year are To Be Determined.

Journey to Star Council


  1. Earn Columbian Award (Programs) - See below for our council's progress

  2. Earn Father McGivney Award (Membership)

  3. Earn Founders' Award (Insurance)

We anticipate to have earned Double Star Council for 2019-2020 based on doubling our membership quote, meeting the insurance requirement (through a Fraternal Benefits event), and by meeting the revised requirements for the Columbian Award (see below)

Columbian Award 2019-2020

Our council's status towards earning the Columbian Award for programming.

We expect to be awarded the Columbian Award based on revised requirements due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

These revised guidelines require councils to complete two programs in each of the four program areas in addition to two more programs that can be in any area.