Student Leadership

Michael Bender

Grand Knight
Michael is a sophomore from Plano, Texas, majoring in History with a supplementary major in Medieval Studies. He previously served as the Council's Outside Guard. As Grand Knight, he serves as the council’s chief executive, providing leadership and ensuring that the council’s many parts operate smoothly.

Billy Kacey

Deputy Grand Knight
A junior majoring in Physics in Medicine and minoring in French, Billy is from Hinsdale, Illinois and lives in Dillon Hall. As Deputy Grand Knight, helps make sure the council’s regular operations go smoothly and with special projects.

Luke Koenigsknecht

Luke is a junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He’ll be serving as the Warden, aka the Building Manager, for the Knights this year and looks forward to keeping our beautiful building clean and in tip-top shape.

Noah Bongiovanni

Noah is a senior living in Dillon Hall, earning his Bachelors of Arts in Piano Performance and Pre-Health Studies. As Chancellor, Noah is responsible for running the council's annual football steak sales, which amassed $100,000 in profit last season, all of which was donated to local charities.

Evan Bursch

Evan is a sophomore Physics and Philosophy major with concentrations in Advanced Physics and the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics.

Brandon Chou

Brandon is majoring in Science-Business with a minor in Compassionate Care in Medicine. Brandon lives in O’Neill Family Hall.

Luke Thompson

Inside Guard

A sophomore from Flagstaff, Arizona, Luke is in the Program of Liberal Studies and lives in Carroll Hall. As Inside Guard, he coordinates the council’s religious activities in conjunction with Fr. Brian Ching, CSC.


Outside Guard
This position was held by Michael Bender prior to his election as Grand Knight, and therefore is currently vacant as of January 13th, 2022. The Outside Guard is responsible for coordinating events with Notre Dame clubs and keeping in touch with the council’s off-campus partners.

Andrew Foote


A sophomore from the great state of Kansas, Andrew is a resident of Dillon Hall. As Recorder, Andrew is responsible for the 'Knights Weekly' newsletter.

Sam Delmer

Student Trustee
A senior from San Antonio, Texas, Sam served as the council’s Grand Knight from 2020-2021. He is a resident of Dillon Hall.

Bob Siegfried


 Bob is a junior from Tulsa, Oklahoma, majoring in Medieval Studies

Buddy Williams

Faith Events Coordinator

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Buddy is a sophomore mechanical engineering major residing in Alumni Hall. He loves steak.

Faculty and Alumni Leadership

Prof. Michael Pries

Financial Secretary
The College of Arts and Letter's Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and a popular economics professor, Dean Pries is focuses his research and teaching on macroeconomic labor markets and financial economics. A Notre Dame alumnus, Dean Pries provides oversight over the council's finances and serves as the council's faculty adviser with Notre Dame.

Martijn Cremers

K.J. Martijn Cremers is the Martin J. Gillen Dean and the Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance at ND's Mendoza College of Business. His research and teaching areas are investment management, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate law, business ethics and Catholic social thought. He serves as a trustee helping govern and advise the council. The council's former Financial Secretary, Dean Cremers frequently stops by Steak Sales to cheer members on.

Fr. Brian Ching, CSC

A Holy Cross priest and a double Domer, Fr. Brian serves as the Rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Priest-in-Residence of Pangborn Hall. Fr. Brian provides spiritual guidance for the council, helping to keep the Sacraments and prayer at the heart of the council's work. Feel free to reach out to him at any time to set up a time to talk or with any questions you might have. Make sure to check out Old College's Tuesday post-Mass soirees for food and fun.

Kevin Angell

A Notre Dame alumnus who studied Economics, Political Science and Theology, Kevin works for Discover Financial Services. He previously held a variety of roles including Deputy Grand Knight and Vice Chair of the Supreme Council's College Advisory Board. Kevin serves as a trustee helping govern and advise the council in addition to helping with special projects. A longtime officer and jack of some trades, he's a self-professed master of none.


Andrew Weiss

An Alumni of Holy Cross College and Council #1477, Andrew Weiss is a member of the Supreme Knight's Club for Field Agents and the Million Dollar Roundtable – the premiere association of financial professionals. He is responsible for providing guidance on the Financial and Fraternal Benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus to its members.