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Our agents service Knights of Columbus councils in the Archdiocese of Washington and Northern Virginia. 

Our headquarters is in Burtonsville, Maryland.

General Agent

Robert Callaway
MDRT Life Member

Bob joined the Field Sales Force in June, 1996.  He is a 15 time qualifier for the Supreme Knights Sales Club and a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Roundtable which recognizes the top 1% of financial sales professionals worldwide.  His primary goal is to build an Agency which not only provides outstanding service to Brother Knights and their families, but to place a level of protection in force that will allow these same families to live with dignity in the event of an untimely disability, chronic illness, or the death of a breadwinner.

Assistant General Agent

Brian Graham
MDRT Life Member

Brian is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which recognizes the top 1% of financial sales professionals worldwide. He is an over 30 year member Supreme Knights Club and a 34 year member of the Knights of Columbus. Brian's fraternal activities include serving as the Tootsie Roll Chairman and Membership/Retention Board Member for the Rosensteel Council.

Serving Councils 2169, 2797 (A-L), 2797 (M-Z), 5567, 9774, 12796, 16634

Field Agents

John Canter, Sr.
MDRT Life Member


John is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which recognizes the top 1% of financial sales professionals worldwide. John has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 30 years. John resides in Crownsville with his wife and two kids.   

Serving Councils 459, 2473 (S-Z), 2577 (A-K), 6790, 7870, 9258, 11171, 11259, 14516, 14572, 14775, 15244

Stephen Clites

Steve is a four-time member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which recognizes the top 1% of financial sales professionals worldwide. Steve has qualified for the Supreme Knights Sales Club and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 20 years. Steve resides in Laurel with his wife Cambria and two kids, Tierney and Nolan.  

Serving Councils 2577 (L-Z), 5381, 6793, 12254, 13008, 13295


Dan has been a member of the Knights for 22 years and a Field Agent for 17 years.  He has previous financial experience with Mutual of New York, Guardian Mutual Life, and GEICO. Dan is a 4-time qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a qualifier of the Supreme Knights Club. Fraternal activates include officer positions in local council, highway clean-up, waiting tables at Feast Day dinners, and is known to appear in a big red suit and white beard for numerous councils' Christmas celebrations. Dan looks forward to being of service to you and your family!

Serving Councils 433, 2473 (A-N), 5317, 5547, 5564, 9302, 9655, 9808, 10723, 10885, 11106, 11619, 11947, 15084

Mark Mergner

Mark joins the Callaway Agency with deep roots in the Southern Maryland community and experience as a Catholic school teacher. He is a husband, a father, and a Brother Knight who looks forward to serving his fraternal community as a Knights of Columbus Insurance Field Agent.

Serving Councils 2065, 3849, 5482, 8159, 9968, 11484, 12128, 13091, 16986

Matt O'Hare

Matt has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 18 years having joined the Order in 2003. Matt
was twice the Grand Knight of his Council and he brings years of fraternal service to the Agency. Matt
looks forward to carrying on the legacy of Fr. McGivney in protecting the families of the Order, and
making sure in times of need or hardship that Brother Knights are well protected. Matt looks forward to
working for you and your families.

Serving Councils 2203, 2809, 9808, 17192, 18156

Rich Schwartz

Rich joined the Field Agent team after retiring from the Department of the Navy, Office of General Counsel, as an Associate Counsel for Naval Air Systems Command.  Prior to that, he retired from the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, after serving various tours at home and abroad.  As the father of five, Rich sees this new career as an opportunity to help his Brother Knights protect their families. He joined the Knights of Columbus in 2005, and is active in his Council as Life Director, coordinating pro-life events.  He resides in Leonardtown, Maryland with his wife, Catherine.

Serving Councils 1470, 2279, 2293, 7914, 10957, 14823

Harold Sims

Harold became a member of the Knights of Columbus in 2001.  In 2018 Harold began his career with the Knights of Columbus as Insurance Field Agent, where he is absolutely thrilled to be serving families and his Catholic Faith in union.  Previously Harold enjoyed a long and successful career as IT Consultant and Information Technology Projects Manager for Federal, State and Local Government Agencies as well as Multinational Corporations.  He continues to actively serve the community as a Board Member for a Nonprofit in the District of Columbia, serve on his Parish Advisory Council, and active with each of his Knights of Columbus Councils.

Serving Councils 353, 3877, 4076, 9386, 10046, 11304, 11422, 11496, 11511, 11578, 11769, 14455, 16499, 17545, 17834

Steve Upton

Steve joined the Knights of Columbus Field Agency force after a 27 year commercial insurance career that included agency, claims operations, and management. Steve has been active in the Knights of Columbus since joining in 1982. He has held a number of council, district, and state leadership positions including Grand Knight, District Deputy, State Program Team, State Membership Team, and Administrative Assistant to the State Deputy. He currently serves as the Columbus Day General Chairman for the Maryland State Council.

Serving Councils 224, 2797 (M-Z), 10008, 11024, 11302, 14297, 15723, 16773

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Dewey Weddle

Dewey joins the Knights of Columbus as a Field Agent after eight years with Leidos Biomedical.  He has a B.S. degree in Information Technology with a Business Minor and spent the four years prior to joining Knights of Columbus Insurance working in Learning and Professional Development at Leidos.  Dewey is a third-generation member of the Knights of Columbus, having joined the Order in 2002.  Dewey is the Past Grand Knight of St. Timothy Council 12255. Dewey resides in Walkersville with his wife and three children.  He is excited to provide Brother Knights and their families the same protection he has trusted since joining the Order.


Serving Councils 2323, 6901, 11105, 11769, 12127

Support Staff

Erin Ankeny
Webmaster, Social Media Director

Erin built and maintains the Callaway Agency website and provides social media consultancy services to the agency. Prior to her role as webmaster, she served as an office manager supporting Field Agents. In addition to her work with the Knights of Columbus, Erin is also a consultant in the fields of software product delivery operations and marketing technology program management, and she is a licensed real estate agent, specializing in relocations throughout all 50 states. She resides with her family in Columbia, Maryland. 

Steven Duhig
Office Manager

Steven is a British-born American Citizen, family man, Brother Knight, and Knights of Columbus Insurance client himself. Steven became a Knights of Columbus Administrator in March 2017 and joined the Callaway Agency in October 2020.  He brings with him significant international customer service and administrative experience. Steven’s primary goal is to offer you the best possible customer response.

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