Michael L. Sampson
Was born in Bridgeport, Alabama. He graduated from Virgil I. Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama. He attended The University of Alabama, Huntsville obtaining a BA in Behavioral Sciences and Criminal Justice. He joined the Houston Police Department in 1979. He served the citizens of Houston as a Police Officer for 30 years. While a member of the Houston Police Department he served in several different assignments. While in uniform patrol he also served as a Field Training Officer and Performance Evaluator. He was also assigned to the Homicide Division as an Investigator. He returned to Uniform Patrol where he worked as a Fugitive Investigator until the time of his retirement in January of 2010.
Dad Sampson met his wife Karen Williams while they were both working for the Houston Police Department. Karen Sampson served the citizens of Houston as a Police Officer for 23 years. They have been married for 30 years. They have two daughters Kasey 27 and Kaitlyn 22. Kaitlyn is a Majority Rainbow Girl and served as DeMolay State Sweetheart in 2009-2010. They are members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Pearland.
Dad Sampson joined, Pearland Lodge, now C. F. Spencer Masonic Lodge No. 1384 in 1986. He became a Master Mason on September 29, 1986. In 2005-2006 he served a Worshipful Master of C. F. Spencer Lodge. Since then he has served as Treasurer in 2010-2011 and Secretary 2012 to present. He also served a Vice-President of the MWSA of District 31-A in 2006-2007. He became an Endowed member in 2003. C. F. Spencer Lodge honored him with the Golden Trowel Award in 2010 for service to the Lodge.
Dad Sampson joined Lone Star Lodge 660 and the Texas Lodge of Research in 2009. He also joined Tranquility Lodge 2000 in 2011. He also became a member of Bridgeport Lodge No. 543 in Bridgeport, Alabama in 2013.
Dad Sampson has served the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas as, District Deputy Grand Master in 2009, for Grand Master David Counts. He has also served on the Masonic Youth Activities Committee in 2012 and 2013.
Dad Sampson became a Shriner at Arabia Shrine Center in September of 2003. He served as a Potentate’s Aide in 2006. He served as Marshal in 2007, 2008 and 2011. He also served as the Vice-President of the Southeast Shrine Club in 2005. He served as President of the Southeast Shrine Club in 2006 and 2012.
Dad Sampson was exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Park Place Chapter No. 458 in 2003 and is an endowed member. Dad Sampson was greeted a Royal and Select Master in Park Place Council No. 373 in 2003 and is an endowed member. (M. I. Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas on October 21, 2008.)
Dad Sampson was Knighted in Park Place Commandery No.106 in 2003 and is an endowed member. He is a Life Sponsor of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation.
In 2004, he received his Scottish Rite Degrees in the Valley of Houston and currently serves as Senior Warden of the San Jacinto Lodge of Perfection.He is an endowed member of the Houston Valley. He received his Knight Commander of the Court of Honor (KCCH) in 2009. He currently is serving on the 32nd Degree Conferral Team.
He is a member and a Past Patron, 2007-2008 and 2012-2013, of Pearland Chapter No. 1065, Order of the Eastern Star.
Dad Sampson served five years as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Pearland Rainbow Assembly. Joining the Board in 2004 and became Chairman in 2005-2009. He also served as Chapter Dad in 2012. Dad Sampson served the Grand Assembly of Texas IORG as a member of the Committee on Work. He served as Chairman of that committee twice. He also served as Chairman of the Youth Protection Committee. He received the Grand Cross of Color in 2005.
Dad Sampson Joined the Advisory Council of John Wayne DeMolay Chapter in 2011. Serving as an Advisor in 2012 and 2013. He was appointed Conclave Program Chairman in 2012. He was awarded the Honorary Legion of Honor in 2013.
Dad Sampson was appointed as the Personal Representative of the Grand Master of DeMolay for the State of Texas on September 18, 2013. And elevated to Executive Offier at the International Supreme Council Session in Kansas City on June 21, 2014.
Dad Sampson is a member of the Pearland Lions Club.
Steven Wayne Seymour
Steven Wayne Seymour was selected the State Treasurer of the Texas DeMolay Association on July 20, 1997. Steven is a Past Master Councilor and earned the PMC- Meritorious Service Award at Sam B. Cantey, Jr. Chapter No. 1840 in Bellaire Texas. In addition, he served as Illustrious Knight Commander and earned the PIKC- Meritorious Service Award of Houston Priory No. 194. He is a Past State Illustrious Knight Commander, serving in 1980-1981. He also served as the Gulf Coast Area Master Councilor and is a Past District Deputy State Master Councilor. He has received the Leadership Correspondence Course, Representative DeMolay Award, Blue Honor Key, Medal of Appreciation, Legion of Honor, Cross of Honor and the Degree of Chevalier. He was recognized as the Priory Advisor of the Year for 1983-1984. He also served as Director of Knighthood under Past Executive Officer Arthur Roberts. He is a Charter Member of the International DeMolay Alumni Association. Dad Seymour is a Past Chapter Advisor of Houston Chapter No. 201 and currently serving as Chapter Advisor for Reagan Chapter No. 203.
Dad Seymour was raised a Master Mason at Bellaire Masonic Lodge No. 1336 and holds an Endowed Membership. In addition, he has dual membership with Northwest Lodge No. 1434. He is an endowed member of the Houston Scottish Rite bodies, Arabia Shrine Temple, Chinar Grotto, Houston Court Order of Amaranth. He is a Past Royal Patron for the Houston Court and a Deputy Supreme Royal Patron for the Order of Amaranth.
Dad Seymour was active with both of his children in the YMCA Indian Guide and Indian Princess program. He served as tribal chief twice and nation chief once in that organization. In addition, he has coached YMCA t-ball, baseball, soccer, and basketball. He has served on the board of his homeowners association as President. He attends regularly Northwoods Presbyterian Church. In addition to worship, he finds time to play the trumpet in the church band, lead youth retreats, and teach Sr. High Sunday School and Sr. High confirmation.
Dad Seymour is married to Angela Kay Seymour and has two children, Randall and Melanie. Angela is a Past Worthy Advisor of Melrose Assembly, Past Chapter Sweetheart of Wilbourn Chapter, Past Royal Matron of Houston Court Order of the Amaranth and Deputy Supreme Royal Matron Order of the Amaranth. Dad Seymour has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Houston in Computer Science. Presently he is the Manager of Corporation Applications for Administaff.
Tommy Chance Chapman
Tommy Chance Chapman was born July 11, 1989 in Nederland, Texas to Tommy and Kathy Chapman. He has one sister, Katie, who served Texas Rainbow in many Grand Offices including Grand Recorder. He graduated from Nederland High School in May 2007 and graduated with honors from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas on May 14, 2011 majoring in Accounting where he made the Dean’s List several times. He was a member and held leadership positions of several student organizations including the Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi, an Accounting Honor Fraternity. He has been employed by the City of Beaumont since January 2012 as a Grants Accountant and serves as the Finance Section Chief for the Emergency Operations Center. He is a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Nederland, Texas.
Brother Chapman was initiated into Nederland Chapter No. 3616 on July 14, 2001. He held numerous offices, including Scribe for several years, and was installed as Master Councilor on October 21, 2002. He was installed again on July 7, 2003 and March 2, 2004. He was awarded the Past Master Councilor’s- Meritorious Service Award during his first term. Brother Chapman has been awarded the Representative DeMolay Award, the Founder’s Membership Award, the Blue Honor Key, the Distinguished Service Award, and has successfully completed the Leadership Correspondence Course. As an Active DeMolay, he won numerous Ritual competitions on the State level. He was honored to serve as District Deputy State Master Councilor in 2003 and again in 2004. He was elected to serve as State Senior Councilor in 2005. He was again elected to serve as Deputy State Master Councilor in 2006. On July 21, 2007, Brother Chapman was elected to serve and installed as the 78th State Master Councilor of the Texas DeMolay Association in Austin.
On July 14, Sir Knight Chapman was invested into Houston Priory No. 194 at the State-wide Investiture held at Conclave 2006. He is a Past Illustrious Knight Commander. On July 11, 2009, he was installed as the 61st State Illustrious Knight Commander of the Texas State Priory in Austin.
Brother Chapman was elevated to the rank and honor of Chevalier on July 14, 2007. He is a Past Commander of Golden Triangle Court of Chevaliers and served as State Commander of the Texas State Court of Chevaliers in 2015-2016.
On July 14, 2016, he was invested with the active Legion of Honor. Shortly thereafter, he became a founding member of Edward E. Chapman, Sr.