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Kena Shriners Leadership

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James C. Love, V
Illustrious Potentate

Noble James "Jim" C. Love, V is a long time resident of Northern Virginia and is a senior recruiter for YRCI in Fairfax, VA.


He was raised a Master Mason at Acacia Lodge No.16 in Clifton, VA and served as Master in 2016. He is active in the Kena Mule Skinners and has served as President several times. He is also a cast member in the Ritualistic Divan and a member of the International Shrine Hillbillies in Pikeville, Kentucky. Prior to joining the Divan, Noble Love served as Marshall for Kena Shriners from 2017 through 2019.


Noble Love and his wife, Lady Mary Nell, have four kids and reside in Centreville, Virginia.

David C. McAndrews

Chief Rabban

Noble David C. McAndrews was born in Iowa and moved to Northern Virginia in 1985. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The College of William and Mary and is a senior software developer at Ellucian in Reston, Virginia.

Noble McAndrews was raised a Master Mason in Mannaseh Lodge No.182 in Manassas, Virginia and is a Past Master (2003). He serves as the 4th Masonic District Blood Drive Coordinator and is a 32° Scottish Rite Mason in the Alexandria Valley. He is an active member of Royal Arch Masons having served as High Priest of Fauquier Royal Arch Chapter #25 in 2007 and District Deputy Grand High Priest for the 17th Capitular District in 2012. At Kena Shriners he served as the Director of the Kena Klowns in 2001 and 2004. He also served as the Director of the Ritualistic Divan for 7 years.

​Noble McAndrews and his wife, Lady Laura, reside in Centreville, Virginia. They have one daughter.

John D. McDowall

Assistant Rabban

Noble John McDowall was initiated an Entered Apprentice in 1992 in upstate New York. He completed his degrees in 1995 in North Carolina after many deployments as a United States Marine Corps Officer. He joined Kena Shriners in 2010.


Noble McDowall is a Past Master of Mt. Carmel Lodge No. 133 in Warrenton, VA. He is a member of the Kena Highlanders and serves as their Pipe Major. He is also a member of the Legion of Honor and the NOVA Scimitar Brew Club. In addition to being a Mason and a Shriner, he is a member of Hay Market Chapter No. 123 Order of the Eastern Star.


Noble McDowall has a PhD in Information Technology from George Mason University, an MS in in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, and a BS in General Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He works in the IT industry.


Noble McDowall and his wife, Lady Michele, live in Warrenton, VA. They have two grown daughters Lindsay (Robin) and Brooke (Dave) and two grandchildren.

Warren R. Byrum

High Priest and Prophet

Noble Warren R. Byrum was born in Lakehurst Naval Hospital, New Jersey.  He graduated from the ROTC program at Oregon State University in May of 1978 and was commissioned an Ensign in the regular U.S. Navy.


As a Surface Warfare Officer, Noble Byrum served onboard 6 ships and spent five and a half years in Seoul, Korea as the Branch Chief for C4I Interoperability on the Joint and Combined Staff, and then as the Navy Program Officer for Cooperative Programs, at the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group.  His last assignment was to the OPNAV staff.  He retired from the Navy in 2002. He became a Navy Civil Servant and retired from that career in 2012.  He currently works in a Fairfax, Virginia law firm.


He was raised a Master Mason in Yokosuka Lodge No. 20 in Yokosuka, Japan in 1982 and is a life member. He affiliated with Dale City No. 319 A.F. & A.M. in 2021 and serves as Secretary.  He is also a member of the Scottish Rite and the Order of the Eastern Star. He joined Kena Shriners in 2020 and was the Commander of the Kena Legion of Honor in 2022.


Noble Byrum and his Lady Mary reside in Lake Ridge, Virginia and have two children and two grandchildren.

Michael D. Ford

Oriental Guide

Noble Michael D. Ford was raised a Master Mason in August of 2005 and is a member of Dale City Lodge #319. He joined Kena Shriners in December 2005 and is also a member of Scottish Rite..


In 2018, Noble Ford’ joined the Kena Car Club and in 2022 he served as President. One of his favorite accomplishments is developing a long-term maintenance plan for the renowned 'THING' convertible driven in all Kena parades. He is also a member of the Legion of Honor and the NOVA Scimitar Brew Club.


Since 2009, Noble Ford has served Occoquan Chapter of DeMolay as an Advisor and was Chairman in 2020. In 2015 he was awarded the Cross of Honor for his service.


A retired Marine, Noble Ford served as a Radio Operator and a Tactical Air Control Officer and served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Post-retirement, he continues to work as a contractor for the Department of Defense.


Noble Ford has Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management and Human Resource Management. He is an active member of the Manassas Presbyterian Church and a longtime supporter of Boy Scout Troop 1919. He is also is a member of VFW Post 1503, a National Rifle Association (NRA) firearms safety instructor, and is proficient in First Aid, CPR, and AED.


Noble Ford was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. He and Lady Monique live in Fredericksburg, VA. They have seven children and six grandchildren.

Ill. Jason W. Lotz

Treasurer, P.P.

Illustrious Jason Lotz was born in Huntsville, TX and raised in cities and towns across the United States, before his family settled in Brunswick, GA. Illustrious Lotz moved to the area to attend George Mason University, and now resides in Springfield, Virginia. He has been employed by the Defense Department since 2004.


Illustrious Lotz was raised a Master Mason in Ocean Lodge No. 214 in Brunswick, Georgia. He is a Past Master of Elmer Timberman Lodge No. 54 in Annandale, Virginia. He is active in the York and Scottish Rites. At Kena Shriners he served as Potentate in 2021, was a Director of the Hillbilly Unit, and is a member of the Camel Herders and an honorary member of the Legion of Honor.

Jeffrey D. St. Onge


Noble Jeffrey “Jeff” D.  St.Onge was born in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in October 1982.  During his 20-year career he served as a aircrew member aboard the “Dooms Day” aircraft Looking Glass, a nuclear weapons inspector, a tour with the famous Wolf Pack in South Korea, and was assigned to the Red Baron’s home unit in Germany.  He retired with over 20 years of service.

Jeff was raised in Manasseh Lodge #182 in 2004.  He served as Master of Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4, Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2009. He is a Past District Deputy Grand Master for the 8th Masonic District (2015.) He led the Grand Lodge Committee on Lodge Services and currently serves on the Grand Lodge Committee on Education as the Correspondence Course manager where he authored course 5.  He is a life member of Kena Shriners and served as the Kena 500 president (2012) and secretary for 16 years.  He has also served as the 1st Ceremonial Master and has been an Aide for three Potentates.  Currently he is a Temple Trustee (2028).


Other Masonic affiliations include Scottish Rite (KCCH); Charter Commander, Knights of Saint Andrew; Royal Arch; National Sojourners (Past Commander); Royal Order of Scotland; and Royal Order of Jesters.

Appointed Divan


Noble Peter G. Cutler

1st Ceremonial Master

Noble Ian A. Smith

2nd Ceremonial Master

Noble William "Kirk" Lang

Temple Director

Noble Jack W. Gibbs

Temple Marshall

Noble Matthew L. Love

Captain of the Guard

Noble Marcus R. DeJesus

Outer Guard

Noble Austin J. Mills


Ill. Larry D. Parks, P.P.

Chief Aide to the Potentate

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