State Advocate

Bill Lewchuk

My formative years were spent growing up in rural and small town in Saskatchewan. After attending the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), but prior to starting my teaching career, I joined the RCMP. Here I served in uniform for 3 years before moving into specialized service, working in various locations across Canada. Eventually I transitioned into employment with CSIS. Retiring from Public Service in 1994, I worked as a VP in an oil patch related industry from 1994 to 1995. In early 1996 I joined the Knights of Columbus Agency and provided service as an Agent in Alberta /NWT for more than 24 years, retiring in May 2020.

My wife Theresa and I have two daughters (two sons in law) and three grandsons. We are members of St Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church in Calgary where I serve having been ordained as a Sub-Deacon in 2018.

My experience within the local Knights of Columbus began in 1990, when I joined Council 7659. Having served my Council as Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight, and Trustee I now hold responsibility as Council Membership Director. Coming from an immigrant family I have a special understanding of those families moving to Canada. I have helped focus on new Council development in many different ethnic communities and various Catholic Rite churches here in Calgary.