On Friday, April 14, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly ceremonially installed Supreme Warden Andrzej Anasiak and Supreme Master Michael McCusker, who were elected by the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors in early February. The installation took place at the Cathedral of St. Louis in New Orleans, at the conclusion of Mass celebrated by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore for the assembled board of directors.
Anasiak, a past state deputy of Poland (2014-2017), has been instrumental in the continued growth of the Knights in Poland, in promotion of the cause for canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney, and in the Order’s relief efforts for victims of the war in Ukraine. He is the first member from Europe to serve as a Supreme Officer.
McCusker, a past state deputy of Tennessee (2019-2021), was elected a supreme director last August and now succeeds Dennis Stoddard as supreme master. A Fourth Degree Knight since 2004, McCusker is a veteran of the U.S. Army and Tennessee National Guard and received several military awards for his service in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2006.