I want to personally welcome you to the new virtual presence of Richmond Randolph No.19! Whether you're a masonic brother from another lodge, a prospective member, someone from our surrounding community interested in our history and what we do or a relative of one of our past members, all are welcome!
Our lodge enjoys a rich history history that includes many Richmond and Virginia leaders and has connections with some of the most famous men in American history. Men whose presence still looms large in the confines of our historic home, Masons' Hall, to this day! I am truly honored and humbled to be the latest Worshipful Master of this lodge in a line that extends uninterrupted all the way back to 1787. The fact that we've also met in the same room doing the same work this entire time is not lost on me each time I assume my seat in the East.
I have chosen RISE as the theme of my year. This theme reflects three aspects of our lodge at the moment. First of all utilizing our strong foundation of forward thinking leadership and dedicated members our lodge has made significant strides over the past few years and has continued to grow and stay active even with the recent limitations we've all had to work through. The second reason is the tremendous amount of progress coming to fruition in the preservation of our beloved landmark home, Masons' Hall. The third is after a tremendously challenging 2020 for the world, we're optimistic 2021 will be the time for all of us to rise up again out of the darkness of this pandemic and shine again.
Our lodge and our community has persisted through adversity again as it has through its almost two and a half centuries of war, famine, natural disasters and now yet another pandemic. As the darkness begins to break, we're hopeful for what's on the horizon and we're grateful for your interest in Richmond Randolph No.19.
Jacob A. Crocker
169th Worshipful Master of Richmond Randolph No.19 A.F.&A.F.
RICHMOND RANDOLPH NO.19 A.F.&A.M.
WOR. JACOB A. CROCKER
Brother Crocker is proud to serve as Worshipful Master for the lodge in 2021. Within the local Masonic community, he is also currently serving as Master of Kadosh for the Richmond Consistory, Royal Arch Captain of the Richmond-Washington Chapter, Sovereign Master the Allied Masonic Degrees Council and Master of Ceremonies for Samis Grotto. In addition, he is enthusiastically involved in the continuing restoration progress of Historic Masons’ Hall. Jake is a resident and native of Richmond, having been born within sight of Masons’ Hall at MCV’s (VCU) West Hospital. He is currently a Restauranteur, having owned many restaurants and bars within the city, a Marketing Consultant, having advised clients nationwide and the Executive Director of the Virginia National Guard Managment Group. Crocker was named Top 40 Richmonders Under 40 by Style Weekly and voted one of Richmond’s Top 3 Entrepreneurs by the readers of Richmond Magazine. A graduate of Radford University with an MBA from Virginia Tech, he has presided over and served on the board of many professional, cultural, educational, and civic organizations. Jake also enjoys traveling, concerts, visiting historic sites, experiencing restaurants and spending time with his wife, dog and two cats in their Fan District home.
BRO. CHANDOS JADE CARROW
Brother Carrow was raised in Prince George Lodge No. 115 in 2010. He affiliated with Richmond Randolph Lodge No 19 ten years later, in 2020 and quickly earned the respect of his brethren for his knowledge and experience as well as his willingness to help in any way. We are proud to name him as our Senior Warden for 2021.
BRO. KYLE DOUGLAS HOLLAND BOURNE
Brother Bourne was raised in Richmond Randolph No. 19 in 2017 and has leveraged his mechanical skills with some repair work at Masons’ Hall. He is also a member of Richmond Washington No. 3-9 Chapter of the Royal Arch. When not working in Masonry, Kyle is a hobby farmer in Louisa, VA.
BRO. LANE PEARSON
Brother Pearson is a real estate attorney based in Richmond. He was raised in Richmond Randolph #19 at historic Mason’s Hall in 2017. Lane is very active in the community, dedicating substantial energy towards affordable housing, urban planning, and historic preservation issues. He helped establish The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust and currently serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Housing Commission and as the Historic Richmond Foundation’s nominee to the Commission of Architectural Review for the City of Richmond. A dedicated, if not particularly fast, runner, he is working on getting his 5K time under 18:00. He lives with his wife and son in a one hundred year old house in Richmond’s Battery Park neighborhood.
WOR. DONALD F. MORO JR.
Secretary, Immediate Past Master
Brother Moro was raised in Metropolitan No.11 in 2010 and affiliated with Richmond Randolph Lodge No. 19 in 2012. Born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Don met his wife in Atlanta, lived for a while in Denver, and finally moved his family to Richmond in 2008. When he is not selling software, Don plays the pipe organ as a substitute organist for many churches throughout the Richmond area and was appointed as the Grand Organist for the Grand Lodge of Virginia. Don lives in North Chesterfield with his wife, Deborah. He has two grown sons, Bailey (who was raised in Richmond Randolph Lodge No. 19 in 2020) and Ethan who serves in the United States Navy.
BRO. SHANE FLANSBURG
Brother Flansburg is proud to have been raised in Richmond Randolph No.19 at historic Mason’s Hall in 2017. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Shane moved to RVA with his wife in 2014 – trading the Rocky Mountains for the rivers and bay of the Mid-Atlantic. Currently working in the new home building industry, Shane was formerly the Executive Director of an influential trade association focused on the growth of the energy efficiency industry. He was also a Technical Director and Designer for a number of professional and educational theaters. Shane currently lives in Richmond with his wife and two sons in the historic Church Hill neighborhood. In his spare time enjoys woodworking in his workshop that he hand-built a few years ago.
BRO. MATTHEW MAGGY
Brother Maggy is originally from Richmond…. California and was raised to the degree of Master Mason in Mt. Rose Lodge No. 40 in Reno, NV in 2010. Matthew loves history and historic buildings. in 2014 he founded the Richmond Tour Guys the number one ranked walking tour company (per Trip Advisor) in Richmond. In 2016 he married the love of his life; a very patient and understanding woman. He will apply all of his accumulated and varying skills to the betterment of Richmond Randolph #19, Historic Masons Hall, and Freemasonry in general.
BRO. JOHN SIBLEY
Bro. Sibley was raised in Richmond Randolph Lodge No. 19 in 2018. With a passion for good wine and good food, Bro. Sibley was a natural for the Senior Warden’s position. Richmond Randolph’s reputation for good food and fellowship are largely due to the efforts of Bro. Sibley.
RW WILLIAM ROBER HELTZEL
Chaplain, Lodge Instructor of Work
Right Worshipful Bill Heltzel became a Master Mason in 2003 and affiliated with this historic Lodge in 2006 and became a Life Member in Perpetuity that same year. Bro. Bill served the Lodge as Worshipful Master in 2010 and has been the Lodge’s Instructor of Work since 2011. He holds a Life Membership in Perpetuity in this and two other Virginia Lodges. Bro. Bill has also served as Worshipful Master for Richmond No. 10 in 2008.
BRO. ZACHARY JAMES
Bro. Zach is a former History Teacher and Director of Admissions at The Webb School in Tennessee. His career as an Educational Publisher’s Representative has spanned 31 years, primarily with McGraw-Hill Publishing. Zach sings First Tenor as a guest performer for several area churches, annually performs at The Wintergreen Music Festival, and Bruton Parish Church, and has performed at various venues including The National Cathedral and Carnegie Hall. He is a member of the St. Edward’s Chorale, and the Richmond Symphony Chorus. You may also recognize Zach as an extra in several movies filmed in the Richmond area, including “Tad: The Tad Lincoln Story”, “The Shadow Conspiracy”, “Ironed-Jawed Angels”, and the latest, “The Good Lord Bird” (scheduled for release in Feb. 2020). Zach’s passions include genealogy, history, antiques, cycling, and music. He and his wife Ginger of 35+ years are both Presbyterian Deacons attending Third Church, and they have a son (30), and daughter (27). The Jameses reside in Midlothian, VA.
WOR. DONALD CUNNINGHAM
Worshipful Cunningham was born in Calcutta, India and lived overseas until the 9th Grade, when his Father was relocated to the Corporate Headquarters in New Jersey. A Graduate of Syracuse University, Don works as an Insurance Underwriter for James River Insurance Company. The Cunningham Family has called Mechanicsville Home for the past 20 Years. Family keeps Don and his high school sweetheart Susan busy. They have been married for 40 Years, and are the proud parents of 4 daughters and 6 grandchildren.
Don is also active in his Mother Lodge – Temple No. 9, as well as the Richmond Valley of the Scottish Rite with his work with the Knights of St. Andrew.
Being interested in history and ancestry, Don is also a member of the St. Andrews Society of Richmond – a Cultural and Heritage group of those interested in our Scottish Heritage.
WOR. MICHAEL DERWIN JOYNER
Lodge Education Officer
Worshipful Joyner was Raised in Joppa Lodge # 40 Richmond Va in October 2001. He continued through line shortly thereafter and served as Worshipful Master of Joppa in 2007. He now has Life Membership in Perpetuity in Joppa. In that year, he affiliated membership in Richmond Randolph # 19. Since that time he spent a year as Senior Deacon for # 19 before serving two years as Tiler and then entering the Officer’s line. He is a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Richmond, and a member of the Knights of St Andrew. He is originally from Emporia, Virginia where his grandfather Sankey L Joyner Sr was a member of Widow’s Son Lodge # 150. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Art History. He resides in Hanover County Va. and is employed by Wells Fargo. He has been married to Diane Robinson Joyner, a former Job’s Daughter from Maryland, since 2000. Wor. Joyner served as Master of Richmond Randolph # 19 from 2015 to 2016.
BRO. MATTHEW DAVID ALLEN
Lodge Blood Coordinator
Brother Allen is proud to have been raised in Richmond Randolph No.19 in 2019 and has been named as the coordinator for our monthly Philosophical Society meeting. Born and grown in Richmond, he is an entrepreneur and software engineer who has served on the VCU Engineering alumni board, and has a passion for local Richmond art, and music in any form. In his spare time he is either raising 2 kids, running loops around Belle Island, or traveling.