The Ohio State Council of the Knights of Columbus


The Ohio State Council of the Knights of Columbus is designed to support and direct the 370 statewide councils in their efforts to serve others through our founding principles. Our past State Chaplain, Fr. William B. Kraynak, states it best when he says,

“God is always calling us to a deeper relationship with Jesus and, as He followed the will of his Father, we are to follow His will. St. Paul wrote (1 Cor. 12:4-6) ‘There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different works, but the same God works all of them in all men.’ We bring our gifts to the service of God and our brothers.”

The state council generously provides for:

  • Military Chaplain Scholarships
  • Seminarian Support
  • Catholic High School Scholarships, awarding over $530,000 in 2014
  • Pro-Life  and Substance Abuse Programs