Andrew Lenz Jr., PGK, PFN, DD
Joined the Knights: February 10, 1993
Second Degree: November 4, 1995
Third Degree: November 4, 1995
Fourth Degree: April 25, 1998
Grand Knight (Santa Cruz Council 971): 1998-99
Faithful Navigator (Cristeros de Santa Cruz, Assembly 3447): 2014-15
Distict Deputy: May/June of 2015, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21.
Wife: Kristen Lenz
Children: Nicholas, Charlotte
Occupation: Family art supply and picture framing business, Lenz Arts.
Hobby: Bagpiping, especially his bagpiping reference website. Dabbling in making artwork. Pickleball.
Parish: Holy Cross Church
"I am a fourth-generation Santa Cruz resident and a fourth-generation knight. The sword I have carried in the Color Corps belonged to my father's father. I joined the Knights of Columbus at 25-years-old and was Grand Knight of Santa Cruz Council 971 by the age of 30 and have held an officer's chair ever since; additionally I have been the council bulletin editor and webmaster continuously since my time as Grand Knight.
The Knights provide a great way for me to give back to my community; where my family has lived for five generations now if you count my kids and my siblings' children. It provides opportunites to volunteer for a wide variety of local charity projects and help other people.
I've been married to my wife Kristen nearly as long as I've been in the Knights.
I've attended the KofC State Convention as the official Council 971 delegate on more than a few occasions.
After years of being active in the 4th Degree Color Corps, I became Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Assembly, Cristeros de Santa Cruz, in 2014."