State Master Councilor
Cody Jones was born on August 15, 1996 in Red Oak, Texas to Larry Joe Jones and Stephanie Byrum Jones. While in high school, he was a part of the high school band and served on the equipment crew for four years, helping to set the rehearsals and loading the box truck before every game. During his fourth year on equipment crew, he was appointed equipment crew head. He graduated from Red Oak High School in June of 2014. After graduation, he applied for and was accepted into McLennan Community College’s Baylor Bound program in Waco. With this, he has had the great privilege to be able to march with his older brother in the Golden Wave Marching Band at Baylor University. He has completed his education and will apply with the Dallas Police Department.
During his freshman year of high school, he was initiated into Legacy Chapter on March 12, 2011. He was elected and installed as Master Councilor in the spring of 2014. In July 2014, he had the wonderful honor of being elected State Junior Councilor for Texas DeMolay. In July 2015, he had another amazing honor of being elected as State Senior Councilor. At Conclave 2016, he was elected and installed as Deputy State Master Councilor. He was able to attended the 97th Annual DeMolay International Supreme Council Sessions and 50th Annual DeMolay International Congress in Buffalo, New York. It was at this session where he was elected as a designate to receive the Degree of Chevalier. He was installed at the 88th State Master Councilor of the Texas DeMolay Association on July 15, 2017.
Cody is also a Master Mason at Sam P. Cochran Lodge in Dallas and also a member of the Dallas York Rite bodies.
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Deputy State Master Councilor
Cole Weston Spicer was born on May 7, 1998 in Athens, Texas to Steven and Brandi Spicer. He has two brothers, Colby and Coy. He is a locksmith by trade, and was homeschooled until he graduated in 2016.
Brother Spicer was initiated into H. Malvern Marks Chapter on May 20, 2010, and then in July of 2012 he became a founding member of Black Gold Chapter in Corsicana. He was invested into Priory at Conclave in 2014, and is a member of Albert Pike Priory.
Brother Spicer has received his Representative DeMolay Award, Founder’s Membership Award, and has completed all five parts of the Leadership Correspondence Course to receive his Lamp of Knowledge. After serving as Master Councilor for Black Gold Chapter, he received his PMC-MSA in the spring of 2014. At the 2016 International Supreme Council session, he was elected to receive the Degree of Chevalier, which was conferred on July 23, 2016.
He served as a District Deputy State Master Councilor in 2013-2014 under Brother Joey McAteer. He was elected and served as State Junior Councilor in 2015-2016 under Brother Tony Peebler. He was elected and served as State Senior Councilor in 2016-2017 under Brother Chris Little. He has now been elected to serve as Deputy State Master Councilor under Brother Cody Jones for the Texas DeMolay Association at Conclave in 2017.
Brother Spicer was initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason at Eureka Lodge #1060 on July 6, 2016.
Noah P. Blair was born on the 18th of September, 1999 in Hurst, Texas to Jenifer and Christopher Blair. He was the first line signer for both of his brothers, Jonah and Jedidiah Blair. He has attended public school his entire life and graduated from Midlothian High School in May of 2017.
As a freshman in high school, he was initiated into Legacy Chapter, where he stayed for a year. He became a charter member of Red Oak DeMolay, and transferred his DeMolay membership there. He was invested into DFW Priory at Conclave of 2017.
Noah has a wide array of DeMolay awards, receiving numerous decorations for his work in the Ceremony of Light and DeMolay Degree. He has completed all of his LCC’s and his RD. After his first term as Master Councilor of Red Oak DeMolay in the spring of 2017, he became the first member of Red Oak to receive his PMC-MSA. He was elected to serve as State Senior Councilor under Brother Cody Jones at Conclave 2017.
Rex William Wunsche was born on April 26, 2001 in Shenandoah, Texas to Paul and Becky Wunsche. He is currently a Junior at Klein High School, where he is very involved in the band, including playing the flute and serving as captain of the Uniform Crew. He is also involved in both the youth and music departments at Rosehill United Methodist Church where he is a member of the handbell choir, and occasionally teaches Sunday school.
On May 25, 2013, Rex was one of the first member to be initiated into Lionheart Chapter and is a charter member. On January 24, 2015, after serving as Junior Councilor and Senior Councilor, Rex was installed as the fourth Master Councilor of Lionheart Chapter. On February 3, 2017, Rex was installed as the first active member of Lionheart Chapter to hold the office of Scribe.
Prior to his term as Master Councilor, Rex earned both his Lamp of Knowledge and his Representative DeMolay Award. During his term as Master Councilor, he earned his Past Master Councilor’s Meritorious Service Award. He has also earned the Founders Membership Award, the Blue Honor Key, and numerous merit bars.
At the 50th DeMolay International Congress, Rex was honored to be elected to receive the degree of Chevalier. He was elevated to the rank of Chevalier on July 9, 2017 and is a member of Gulf Coast Court of Chevaliers.
On July 14, 2017, Rex was initiated into San Jacinto Priory at the 87th Texas State Conclave.
Rex was honored to serve as District Deputy State Master Councilor for District Five under State Master Councilor Chris Little. He was also honored to be installed as State Junior Councilor on July 15, 2017.
Riley Kemp was born in Midlothian, Texas on October 4th 2000 to her loving parents, Brett and Kimberly Kemp. She lives in Midlothian and is a High School Senior this year. Ever since moving back to Midlothian seven years ago, Riley has loved being involved in her community. She has volunteered at the Senior food pantry, as well as many other local non profit organizations in her town. In her free time, she enjoys singing, musical theatre, nature, going out with her service dog named Eleven, and anything that involves animals. While she isn’t 100 percent sure what she’d like to do in the future, she has many passions and is excited to see what the next chapter of her life holds for her!
Riley was first introduced to DeMolay in 2010 when she was volunteering as the Easter Bunny in her City’s Easter Egg hunt in the park and she noticed a group of young men running around on the playground. After talking to them she learned what DeMolay was and was asked to be their chapter Duchess. Riley held the title of Duchess for three years, and the title of Princess for two at Legacy Chapter. She and her family then had the unique opportunity to help create a brand new chapter in Red Oak, where she was voted in as Sweetheart.
Riley has already set many goals for herself in her term as State Sweetheart and is so thrilled to have this amazing opportunity. She has made many friendships through DeMolay and hopes to make many more throughout her term. Riley is set to make this a super fun year and cannot wait for the memories to come.
District Deputy State Master Councilors
- District 1 – Vacant
- District 2 – Mark Atkins
- District 3 – Reese Johnson
- District 4 – Chris Oatman
- District 5 – Candler Lucas
- District 6 – Dakota Schlieve
- District 7 – Xavier Garza