Ed Tudela is a Knights of Columbus Field Agent with the Kennedy Agency, serving brother Knights and their families in Salem, Dallas, Independence, and Gervais. Ed has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for nearly two years, and became a Field Agent for the Order in 2015. When asked why he became a Field Agent, Ed said, “It seemed like a natural progression, after serving my community in Law Enforcement. I am passionate about helping people and my fellow brother Knights protect their families, save for retirement, and secure their financial future to keep from financial disaster.”
Originally from Salem, Oregon, Ed earned a degree in Criminal Justice from the Oregon Police Academy. Prior to becoming a Field Agent, Ed was in Law Enforcement with the Oregon State Police. He served as a State Police Trooper, a Detective, and finished his career in the Dignitary Protection Unit (State Capitol Building and the Governor’s Protection Unit).
Ed is married to his wife, Annette, who is an Office Specialist at Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Ed and Annette reside in Salem, Oregon and have seven children, Isaac (28), Zachery (25), Maridee (23), Jarrett (22), Kailene (20), Christina (18), and Lyndsey (10). The Tudelas are members of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where Ed is a member of the Queen of Peace Council #09263.
When asked what he hopes to achieve for his members, Ed said, “I want to help Brother Knights protect their families and secure their financial future.” Ed has extensive knowledge of the products the Knights of Columbus offers to members and their families, and stands ready to help them achieve their financial goals.