Charity. Unity. Fraternity.

Our Principles

All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:   

Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.   

Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.   

Fraternity – Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75 million service hours in 2016, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.

Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

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Walker Bormann FIC

Walker is a field agent with the Bormann Agency, serving brother Knights and their families in Northeast Iowa (Jesup, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Mount Vernon, Central City, Hopkinton, Delhi, Manchester) A Knights since 2010, Walker joined the order to become a third generation Knight both of Walker's grandfathers were members as well as his Father. Walker has been an agent since November of 2012. 



General Agent

Michael Bormann

Michael is the General Agent for Knights of Columbus in Northeast Iowa. An agent since 2003, Michael was a successful Field Agent for 7 years until being promoted to General Agent in 2010. Michael contracts and trains all the Field Agents in Northeast Iowa. Michael's Field Agents protect and service over 10,000 members and their families. For career opportunities please contact Michael at (563) 689-6801 or Michael.bormann@kofc.org