2019-2020  OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

Grand Knight Gustavo Caballero, Jr.

Sir Knight, Gustavo "Gus" Caballero, Jr, a Fourth Degree Knight, first entered the Order on October 27th, 1979 and will be celebrating his 40th year as a Knight this fraternal year.  He is very proud to be a second generation Knight, as his father, the late SK Gustavo A Caballero was a member of our Order for 63 years at the time of his passing. He was instrumental in conveying the love of the Order to his son from a very young age.  Gus started in the Order as a Charter Member of Fr. Felix Varela Council 7420 in Hialeah, FL where he served as Youth Director, Inside and Outside Guard, Warden, Treasurer and Financial Secretary.  He later followed his father to Our Lady of Charity Council 5110 in Miami where he again served in numerous positions such as Youth Director, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Recorder, Program Director and his father's personal assistant during his tenure as Grand Knight.  In 2005 Gus transferred to the young council at his new parish, Msgr. Bryan Walsh, where he has been an active member ever since. While in Council 13369, he has served as Youth Director, Membership Director, Guard, First and Second Degree Team Member, Treasurer, Chancellor and now serves as Worthy Grand Knight.

 

Gus is also a Past Faithful Navigator of our Fourth Degree Assembly and current Trustee.  His proudest moment as a Knight was on September 11, 1987 when he had the privilege to serve in the 4th Degree Honor Guard to his Holiness St. Pope John Paul II on his Apostolic visit to Miami, FL, a moment he will never forget. 

 

One of Gus' favorite Bible verses which serves as his daily guide comes from the Proverbs of Solomon 3: 5-6 " Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths".  No matter what difficulty or challenge life throws our way, our Lord is always faithful and His love for us knows no bound.  He will show us the way if we put our trust and faith in Him.

Deputy Grand Knight Bernie Torra

Sir Knight, Bernie Torra, a Fourth Degree Knight, joined the Order in 2015, and has held multiple Council positions including Communications Director, Lecturer, Chancellor, and now serves as Worthy Deputy Grand Knight.
 

Bernie, a cradle Catholic, and native Miamian, was baptized at Immaculate Conception Church, and attended St Monica and Immaculate Conception  Churches and schools as a child; serving as an Altar Boy and in youth ministries. His Catholic faith was nurtured and sustained by his mother, Hilda, a humble and faithful servant of our Blessed Mother Mary. He is convinced Global Warming is responsible for his expanding mid section and is equally convinced of God’s constant, merciful and unfailing love for him throughout his life. Stop him and he’ll point to his adored wife Ivonne, son Javi and daughter Arielle as proof.

His duties as Deputy Grand Knight will be guided by one of his favorite Bible verses, Isaiah  6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying “Whom shall I send?”…Here I am, send me!” He admits it gives him great joy to serve his St John Neumann Parish and community. Bernie can also testify to the promises made in Deuteronomy 31, “Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.”

His prayer; that all he does be pleasing to our Lord and bring God honor and glory. His desire; on that day, a big hug from The One-with a “job well done my good and faithful son”.

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