State Officers

State Master Councilor - Rex Wunsche

Rex William Wunsche
State Master Councilor

Rex William Wunsche was born on April 26, 2001 in Shenandoah, Texas to Paul and Becky Wunsche. He is currently a first-year transfer student at Sam Houston State University, where he is majoring in Human Resource Management. He is also involved in both the Youth and Music Ministries at his church, where he is a member of the choir and teaches Sunday School.

On May 25, 2013, Rex was the first member to be initiated into Lionheart Chapter #44167, and is a charter member. On January 24, 2015, after serving as Junior 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 serve as Scribe, and is still enjoying serving the position to this day.

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 unanimously elected to receive the degree of Chevalier. He was initiated into the Gulf Coast Court of Chevaliers on July 9, 2017, and was elected to serve as Commander in the East on November 8, 2018.

On July 14, 2017, Rex was initiated into San Jacinto Priory at the 87th Texas DeMolay Association State Conclave, and is currently serving as Illustrious Knight Commander. Rex is also a dual member, and charter member, of Golden Triangle Priory, and a member of Centennial Priory.

Rex was honored to serve as District Deputy State Master Councilor for District Five under State Master Councilor Chris Little, State Junior Councilor under Cody Jones, and Deputy State Master Councilor under Noah Blair. At the 89th annual State Conclave, he was honored to be installed as the 90th State Master Councilor of the Texas DeMolay Association. He looks forward to many more years serving the Texas DeMolay Association.

Deputy State Master Councilor - Jonah Blair

Jonah Blair
Deputy State Master Councilor

Brother Jonah Blair was born December 14th, 2000 in Brownsville, Texas to his parents Jenifer and Christopher Blair. He spent several years of his life moving around, but in 2009 his family moved to Midlothian, TX where he still lives to this day. He was born with many health defects including, but not limited to, being born with half a heart and he was born with a bone missing in his thumb. He has had various surgeries for his heart and wasn’t supposed to live past five years old. His health problems made elementary school hard with people not wanting to be friends with him because of his health problems and having to be absent through lots of grade school for surgeries and other procedures. In middle school he was still struggling and would get sick very often and would have to be sent home a lot of the time for not feeling well.

In 2014 his older brother Noah Blair was invited to DeMolay and loved it so much that he wanted Jonah to join. Jonah was initiated into DeMolay on April 5th, 2014 into Legacy Chapter. In early 2016 he transferred his membership and became a Charter Member of Red Oak Chapter. His older brother, Noah Blair, was elected and installed into the office of State Senior Councilor at the 2017 annual conclave. Jonah was installed as Master Councilor of Red Oak Chapter in November of 2017 and decided that he wanted to run for State Senior Councilor. At the 2018 Conclave, he was elected and installed as the State Senior Councilor for the Texas DeMolay Association. Now, after being elected at the 2019 Conclave, he will do the best he can to serve Texas DeMolay as the Deputy State Master Councilor of Texas.

Throughout his time in DeMolay he has learned very valuable lessons and skills that will help him throughout his adult life. Skills including community service skills that helped him become an assistant volunteer for the Midlothian Special Olympic Basket Ball Team, the Ellis county Special Olympic swim team, and was a volunteer at a daycare for kids who have single parents called Mission Midlothian, and he is currently a helper at the Adaptive Dance Crew and where he helps as a teacher to teach dances to special needs kids and is also currently a volunteer for the Collective Voices Choir where he sings and learns songs with special needs individuals. Jonah has learned many great lessons over his years in DeMolay that he will carry throughout the rest of his life.

State Senior Councilor - Justin Hancock

Justin Hancock
State Senior Councilor

Justin Hancock was born in June 15, 2000 in a small town outside of Waco called China Spring, Texas. He attended school Pre-K through 12th at China Spring ISD. He is now attending McLennan Community College where he plans on being there for two years to pursue music education. He plays trumpet in band. He was also a section leader for two years in high school. Justin is an outstanding musician. He made the Association of Texas Small School Bands jazz band and concert band in high school. He was a part of his school’s top band two years in a row, one time being on a different instrument. He was named outstanding trumpet twice and was named the 2017-2018 outstanding male senior by the band directors. Justin is a music education major at McLennan Community Collage and marches with the Baylor University Golden Wave Band and plays with the Baylor Court-Side Players at basketball games.

Justin was initiated to Waco Chapter on October 17, 2013. Before his term as Master Councilor, Justin earned numerous merit bars, his lamp of knowledge, and his #1 pin. During his term and post term as Master Councilor he received his Founders Membership Award and Representative DeMolay Award. Justin was invested into priory on July 30, 2016 as a part of DFW Priory, now Michie Brouse Priory. Going into the centennial year of DeMolay Justin was elected to serve as the State Junior Councilor for the 2018-2019 term. Justin was then elected to serve The Texas DeMolay Association as the State Senior Councilor for the 2019-2020 term.

State Junior Councilor - Gavin Pollock

Gavin Pollock
State Junior Councilor

Gavin Pollock was born in December 21st, 2001 in Hewitt, TX. He lived in Hewitt most of his life until later moving to China Spring, TX his 4th grade year and is currently in his Senior year of high school. For the past three years of high school, Gavin has been playing saxophone in his school band. He has made the ATSSB All-Region Jazz Band and Concert Band all three years and has also placed 6th in State with the Bari Sax. Gavin is currently holding a job at Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Shop and spends most of his time there, at DeMolay, or home. During his free time he spends a good amount of time playing games with his brothers, caring for his dog, or spending time with his friends 

 

Gavin Pollock was initiated into Waco Chapter on December 10, 2015. As soon as he joined, his drive to become a Master Councilor was obvious. Before his term, he attained numerous merit bars, the Founders Membership Award, and the Lamp of Knowledge. During his term as Master Councilor, he attained the Blue Honor Key and Representative DeMolay Award. On July 20, 2018 Gavin Pollock was inducted into Priory at the 2018 Conclave into Michie Braus Priory. A few months after he became the charter Page Commander of Heart of Texas Priory. Currently, he is Illustrious Knight Commander-elect of Heart of Texas Priory. Gavin Pollock was elected as State Junior Councilor for the 2019-2020 Term at the 2019 Conclave.

State Illustrious Knight Commander - K. Lee Klump

K. Lee Klump
State Illustrious Knight Commander

Kenneth Lee Klump was born on March 8, 1999.  He graduated from China Spring High School, attended McLennan Community College and received his Associate’s in General Academics.  He now is a Senior at Tarleton State University working towards his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  Lee was an active Boy Scout during his time in high school and earned his Eagle Scout in March 2017.  Lee was also the Parliamentarian for the National Honor Society and a drum major during his senior year for the China Spring High School Band.  During his time at McLennan Community College, he joined Phi Theta Kappa, and at Tarleton he is a current member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.  Lee is also a life member of Cogdell United Methodist Church, where he has served on several different mission trips as well as the Church’s music group, and in other capacities to help during the service, such as Worship Leader, Usher, and Financial Steward.

Lee was inducted into the order of DeMolay when he was 14 during his freshman year of High School.  His induction was on October 17, 2013, followed shortly by Waco Chapter’s informal Installation, where he was appointed to the position of Junior Steward.  After a year at this position, he was elected to the position of Junior Councilor in 2014.  He worked during this time to receive the Lamp of Knowledge, the Representative DeMolay, and numerous Merit Bars, as well as his #1 Pin.  When the current Senior Councilor stepped down, Lee jumped into the position of Master Councilor with both feet.  He served Waco DeMolay for six months in this capacity and ever since as a Past Master Councilor.

In 2018, Lee was honored to receive the degree of Chevalier.  Since then, he has been a member of the Central Texas Court of Chevaliers.

Lee joined DFW Priory in 2016 during Conclave’s State Convocation.  With the help of his Chapter Dad, Jason Coffelt, and Chapter Chairman, Sonny Juarez, Lee helped create Heart of Texas Priory in the Waco area and served as its charter Illustrious Knight Commander for six months after its first Installation in September 2018.  He now serves both Heart of Texas and Michie Brous Priory as the Registrar and looks forward to continuing to serve in an entirely new capacity as the State Illustrious Knight Commander of the Texas State Priory.

State Sweetheart - Krystal Hittle

Krystal Hittle
State Sweetheart

Krystal Kay Hittle was born on December 19th, 2002 in Waco, Texas to Albert and Kimberly Hittle. She is a Junior at Waco High School.

 

She was installed as Waco Chapter Sweetheart on February 2nd, 2017 and started off by representing DeMolay as a sweetheart March 18th, 2017 at the Grand Lodge building.

 

Krystal entered the Masonic family when she was 7 years old and became a pledge girl. Later on, she was initiated into Rainbow and has been very active since then. She is a Past Worthy Advisor of Liberty-Waco assembly #18 and has been an active member since she joined.

 

Krystal’s interests include DeMolay, Rainbow, Orchestra, Color Guard, Line Dancing, Traveling, Art, and Sewing. She is also involved with a school activity called Skills USA for health science, medical terminology, and CPR/First Aid. In middle school (6th-8th grade) she volunteered to help with the special needs class at Tennyson Middle School during her elective classes. It changed her life quite a bit knowing that she helped people in need. In orchestra, Krystal recently won 1st place in her solo and ensemble contest and was recognized in front of the board of trustees of Waco ISD for her achievement.

District Deputy State Master Councilors

  • District 1: Vacant
  • District 2: Zach Hamilton
  • District 3: Jackson McKinzie
  • District 4: Brendon Camp
  • District 5: Chance Brady
  • District 6: Yves Marquez
  • District 7: Christian Coleman