My name is Trevor J. Mahan, and I have the pleasure of being the Communications Director for the Knights of Columbus Council #12164 here at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Scottsdale. This is a new position created through the shared vision of former Grand Knight Dick Welp, current Grand Knight Martin Perez, and myself. As a new convert and a very new Knight I wanted to offer my skills and talents for the good of the order.
My professional background is in counseling psychology, PR consulting, executive coaching, web design and development, and social media marketing. I have several jobs and responsibilities in this new position that I look forward to faithfully executing in the years to come.
The first is the re-design, development and rollout of our new website. I work hand in hand with our webmaster SK Ed Dunai, who manages the bulk of the backend, to bring about the vision the Officers have in mind for a new digital presence for the Council. Phase I is now complete with the fruits of that effort being the site you are visiting here now.
The second responsibility is facilitating communication between the general membership and the Officers by the use of this website, social media, newsletters, and email lists so that the Council may grow as well as be more involved with the charitable work the Knights of Columbus are known for. Phase II of the website will include the rollout of a members only area where Brothers will have access to semi real-time communication with each other, an extensive document library, and a new database system that will allow them to track their volunteer hours & schedule their charitable involvements. This database system is slated for Phase III rollout by the end of the summer or early fall.
My other responsibility is the creation & maintenance of our new social media accounts on various platforms. I will regularly update these with fresh content about our Council, our events, our parish, our Diocese, and so on. One of my goals is to connect our Council through the social web to other Councils across this nation and the world in mutual support of our shared faith and goals.
Finally, this blog will provide ongoing posts derived from communications with other Councils including the Arizona State Council and our Supreme Council. I will also share pertinent and timely information from our social media contacts about the Knights’ activities in the Diocese, the State, our great nation, and the world.
I am honored to have been chosen for this position and these responsibilities. I look forward to working with my Brother Knights to realize our mission in this digital age. Please reach out to me via the email address below with your thoughts, ideas, and communications both locally and from distant parishes and Councils.
Trevor J. Mahan
St. Bernadette Council #12164