State Master Councilor
Chipper Coleman is the oldest of a set of fraternal twins born on September 26, 2001. He attended Pre-K through 12th grade in the North East Independent School District. Currently, he attends St. Phillip’s College where he is pursuing an associate degree in Cyber Security. He plans to transfer to Our Lady of the Lake University and obtain a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems and Security.
Chipper was a part of the Madison High School JROTC program. During his JROTC high school career, he held the positions of Assistant Squad Leader, Squad Leader, and Company Commander. During the 2018-2019 school year, Chipper was awarded the JROTC Medal for fostering the principle of the “citizen-soldier,” exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days. In the 2019-2020 school year, he led the school’s newly formed CyberPatriot team. The team placed first nationally in the Rookie Team Division. The team was awarded the Rising Star Award during the Mayor's Cyber Cup Competition along with a $6,000 prize.
Chipper was initiated to the Albert Pike Chapter on September 21, 2015. Before his term as Master Councilor, Chipper earned numerous merit bars and his #1 pin. During his term and post term as Master Councilor he received his Representative DeMolay Award.
On July 16, 2021, Chipper was elected the 92nd State Master Councilor of the Texas DeMolay Association. His theme of “Courtesy Towards All” reminds us that a DeMolay is courteous towards everyone with whom they come in contact with. Not only in public, but also among family and friends.
Chipper was invested into priory on October 10, 2017, as a member of Albert Pike Priory.
While he was District Deputy State Master Councilor of District 6B, Chipper was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason at San Antonio Lodge No. 1079 on February 6, 2021.
Deputy State Master Councilor
Layton Richards was born February 26, 2004 in Nederland, Texas to Jared and Mandy Richards. He has been homeschool most of his education before attending attended Harmony Science Academy his sophomore year. As a junior, he enrolled in Sabine Pass High School and has a strong passion for music. Having attended Tonalta School of Music, he has become skilled in guitar, ukulele, and mandolin. His preferred instrument is the guitar and has played lead, rhythm, and acoustic. Since attending Sabine Pass, he has competed in UIL Academics and One Act Play competitions as well. Layton attends Life Point Church in Beaumont and is involved in the Worship Team.
Brother Richards was initiated into Nederland Chapter No. 3616 on March 21, 2016. He was installed as Master Councilor on March 27, 2017 and has earned the Representative DeMolay award. He has since served two more terms as Master Councilor. His love for DeMolay is expressed through performing various portions of the degree work. He has repeatedly won state competitions for Master Councilor in the Initiatory Degree, Ceremony of Light, and several other individual competitions as well. He served as State Junior Councilor for the 2020-2021 year. His brothers honored him once again when they elected him to serve as Deputy State Master Councilor and was installed on July 17, 2021.
Sir Knight Richards continued his DeMolay experience by joining Golden Triangle Priory on March 11, 2020. He is an elected officer and active on several committees.
Kyle William Villanueva
State Senior Councilor
Kyle William Villanueva was born in Houston, Texas to Marlon and Djoanna Villanueva. He is currently attending at Glenda Dawson High School which is located in Pearland, Texas. For many years of his early life, he participated in learning how to play the piano as well as taking afterschool classes at Kumon for Math and Reading. Furthermore, he took Taekwondo classes from Eternal Martial Arts. At just 8 years old, he earned his black belt and shortly thereafter, he earned his 1st degree black belt. During his junior high years, he was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Currently, Kyle spends most of his time partaking in events that are important to his school, primarily playing the tuba in his school band, engaging in DeMolay activities, and creating quality memories with his family.
Brother Villanueva was initiated into John Wayne Chapter No. 3667 on June 16, 2018. He earned numerous merit bars and was awarded his Lamp of Knowledge for completing all 5 of his LCC’s. He was installed as Master Councilor of his Chapter in May of 2019 and served 2 consecutive terms. He has earned both his PMC-MSA as well as his Representative DeMolay award. His love for the order is conveyed through his many performances of Flower Talk, Fourth Section, and Magnificent 7. He has repeatedly won the Fourth Section competition, presiding as Master Councilor, at State Conclave and the Frank Marshall Tournament. He has also helped with the initiation of new members at Imperial Chapter and Templar Chapter.
He was appointed to serve as District Deputy State Master Councilor of District 5 under then State Master Councilor Justin Hancock. He is honored to have been elected by his brethren to serve as State Senior Councilor and was installed on July 17, 2021.
Tyler James Copenhaver
State Junior Councilor
Tyler James Copenhaver was born on August 15th, 2002 in San Marcos, Texas. Tyler is a graduate of New Braunfels High School. Tyler played the trombone throughout his high school career and was a part of the marching band all 4 years. Tyler also was part of the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program during his junior and senior years of high school.
Brother Copenhaver was initiated into Albert Pike Chapter No.58 on October 20th, 2014, then shortly after he became a dual member with Stephen F Austin Chapter No.145. He has served as Master Councilor in both chapters as well as earning his Representative DeMolay on February 3rd, 2017. Brother Copenhaver served two terms as a District Deputy State Master Councilor, once in 2018-2019 and again in 2020-2021. Tyler has continued his love of the Masonic family by becoming a Fellowcraft Mason of Kingsbury Lodge 887. Brother Copenhaver has competed in multiple ritualistic competitions for Ceremony of Light, as well as Magnificent 7. He is honored to have been elected to serve as State Junior Councilor and was installed on July 17th, 2021.
State Illustrious Knight Commander
Brendon J. Camp was born to Brenda and Don Camp. He first joined the Order of DeMolay in May of 2012. He is a current member of Nederland Chapter and a member and PMC-MSA of Red Oak Chapter. He joined Priory in July of 2017, and is a member of Michie Brous Priory. He is an affiliated member and Past Illustrious Knight Commander of Golden Triangle Priory. He has been a member of the Masonic family almost since birth, and though he recently joined the lodge, he has been involved in various Masonic bodies such as the Hella Shrine Clowns for years.
Brendon attends Lamar University and is a Political Science and Criminal Justice double-major with a 4.0 and law school aspirations.
Besides DeMolay and Knighthood, Brendon's interests consist of reading, writing, video games, investing, and constitutional law. He is an award-winning member of Lamar University's Moot Court and Model UN teams and has been involved in organizations such as Pre-Law Society and Student Government. He is also a small business owner and runs an online trading card store. He attends First Christian Church of Beaumont.
Lillian Gayle McMinn
Lillian Gayle McMinn was born on May 1, 2004 in Bedford, Texas to Chad and Jessica McMinn. She is a Senior at Boswell High School in Fort Worth, Texas.
She was installed as H. Malvern Marks Chapter Sweetheart on July 6th, 2019, and has been active ever since.
Lillian entered the Masonic family when she was 13 years old, and became a Rainbow girl. She is a member of Fort Worth Assembly #15, and is now serving as Grand Patriotism for Texas Rainbow.
Lillian's interests include supporting, and being active within Demolay, as well as Rainbow. In school she participates in Musical Theatre, Varsity Softball, Mentoring, as well as choir where she has received a 1 rating in multiple UIL competitions. This year, she was elected to serve as the choir president. She is an Ambassador in Girl Scouts, and is working towards earning her gold award. She is in NHS and is currently serving as her Senior class President. In her free time she loves to go hiking, bowling, and line dancing with her friends.