Divan of Kena Shriners
The Divan is the leadership, elected officers of Kena Shriners
Noble Geoffrey D. Lyster is a long time resident of the greater Washington DC area, having graduated from the University of Maryland. He began his Masonic career being raised a Master Mason at Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551, in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania. He joined the Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisonburg (Northern Jurisdiction) earning the 32nd Degree; he later transferred to the Scottish Rite Valley of Alexandria (Southern Jurisdiction).
He joined Kena Shriners in 2012. At Kena, he served as 2nd Lieutenant Commander, 1st Lieutenant Commander, and Commander of the Legion of Honor (LOH). He also served as Colonel of the Council of Units before being elected to the Kena Divan. He is an active member of the Kena LOH, Kena Yacht Club and Kena Shepherds, earning the Hospital Transportation Award in 2017.
He is active in regional LOH activities and currently serves as the 3rd Lieutenant Commander, Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association, LOH.
His other Masonic organizations include: Life Member in Perpetuity, National Sojourners, Inc, Old Dominion #364; and Civil War Lodge of Research No. 1865. He enjoys serving the Nobility of Kena and looks forward to meeting as many Nobles and their families as possible.
Noble Jason W. Lotz was born in Huntsville, TX and raised all around the United States, before his family settled in Brunswick, GA. Jason moved to the area to attend George Mason University, and stayed in the area. He has been employed by the Defense Department since 2004. Jason was Raised in Ocean Lodge No. 214 in Brunswick. He has become active in the York and Scottish Rites. In Kena he has been Director of the Hillbilly Unit, and spent many years in the Appointed Divan. He looks forward to serving in Kena, and meeting many of the Nobility.
Noble Fred G. Soutter, Jr. has been married to the lovely Beverly Graves Soutter for 37 years. They have two children, Heather Soutter Aldridge and Hollie O. Soutter. Heather is married to Adam Aldridge living in Camp Lejeune North Carolina with our two grandchildren Emma and Savannah. Hollie is retired from the USAF and lives in Culpeper and is a member of Haymarket Chapter 123 Order of the Eastern Star.
Fred is retired after 37 years of Law Enforcement with the past 29 years being with the Fairfax County Sheriffs Office.
Noble Fred and Lady Beverly live in Culpeper, Va. where he is a Life member of Fairfax Lodge #43 A. F. & A. M. Life Member Fairfax Royal Arch Chapter #13. He is a Knights Templar at large. He is also a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 123, Life Member of James Monroe Chapter 549 National Sojourners and Heroes of ‘76. PCM Of Kena Shrine Temple. With membership in Camel Herd Unit Stable 46, the Patriot Shrine Club as well as a Shepherd with 2 trips to Shriners Hospital so far.
Lady Beverly is the Secretary of Haymarket Chapter 123 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of The Daughters of The Nile El Manrah 132.
Noble Tony “TJ” LaCava was born in Toledo, Ohio and lived there until 1984 when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served as an Amphibious Assault Crewman in California, North Carolina and Japan. He also served as an Embassy Guard in India and Morocco. After Desert Storm he relocated to Northern Virginia and began working as a civilian with the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. He and his wife, Yvonne, have two sons; Mason and Sam and two Yorkshire Terriers. TJ enjoys camping, hunting and fishing with his boys.
TJ is a Past Master and Life Member of Mt. Carmel Lodge No. 133 in Warrenton, Virginia. He’s a proud member of Haymarket Lodge No. 313 in Haymarket, and active in several other Masonic Organizations. He holds the York Rite Cross of Honor and the Ish Sodi award. TJ joined Kena in 2004 He is a Past President and an active member of the Kena Klowns. TJ is also a Past President of the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Clown Association. He belongs to the Kena Legion of Honor and the Kena Shephards. TJ loves the mission of Shriners International and looks forward to serving as a member of the Kena Divan in the coming years.
Noble James "Jim" C. Love V is a long time resident of Northern Virginia. Jim 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 served as President several times in the past and is also a member of the International Hillbillies out of Pikeville, KY. Jim served as Marshall for Kena from 2017 through 2019 and is the current Shriners Membership Coordinator for Kena. Jim has 4 kids and enjoys kayaking, hiking, hunting, camping, skeet and trap shooting, and most outdoor activities. Jim is excited for the opportunity to serve the Nobility of Kena in support of our Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Noble Eduard Z. Reiter “EZ Reiter” was born and raised in Punxsutawney, PA the “Weather Capitol of The World”. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and was raised in John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534, Punxsutawney, PA and served as Master in 2003. Noble Reiter moved to the area in August of 2004 where he has been employed at Chantilly Crushed Stone, Inc. since. He is a member of Hay Market Lodge No. 313 where is currently serving as Treasurer. Noble Reiter has been the Treasurer of Kena Temple since 2009 and looks forward to serving Kena well into the future.
Noble Dwight “Nick” Nichols of Manassas, VA, is currently serving his second term as Recorder of Kena Shriners.
Nick was elected by the Kena Nobility to become part of the elected Divan in May 2013.
Noble Nichols was raised a Master Mason at Acacia #16 in Clifton, Virginia. Additionally, he is a 32° Scottish Rite Mason; Alexandria Valley.
Noble Nichols is a member and past President of the Kena Mule Skinners and is a member of the Legion of Honor, and Yacht Club.
Noble Nichols served in the United States Army from 1989– 1992.
Board of Governors for Philadelphia Shriners Hospital
Pete S. Jensen
Noble Pete Jensen was born and raised in Virginia. He currently works in Emergency Management with MedStar Health in Washington, DC and lives in Fairfax. He was raised a Master Mason in Henry Lodge No. 57 where he served as Master in 2013. He is very active in the York and Scottish Rites. In Kena he has served in the Klown Unit, Director of the Hillbilly’s and Greeters, and now serves the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital as a member of the Board of Governors.
The Board of Governors are responsible to the Tampa Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for Children® for the success of their hospital; both the quality of the care provided on a daily basis and its financial viability within the Mission, Vision and Values stated in the Corporate Strategic Plan.