Shriners International | Great Lakes Shrine Association
Shriners Hospitals | Shriners Village | Daughters of the Nile
6 Walnut Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708 | Tel: 812.423.4285

2019 Divan
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Potentate - Illustrious Sir Charles "Rod" McDonald
Chief Rabban - Steve Hawes
Assistant Rabban - John Nelson
High Priest & Prophet - Mark Shaw
Oriental Guide - Richard Hubbard
Recorder - Ralph Pigman
Treasurer - Jeff Merrick
First Ceremonial Master - Terry Joyce
Second Ceremonial Master - Chad Denton
Director - David Bevins
Marshal - David Mullican
Captain of the Guard - Randy Dierlam
Outer Guard - Andy Bullock
Chaplain Emeritus - Robert Sheets, P.P.


The Divan (often pronounced with a long "i" sound) is to a Shrine temple what the board of directors is to a corporation.  The Potentate is the Chairman of the Board.  He presides over all meetings and has the ultimate responsibility and authority for the well being of his Shrine and its members (of which Hadi has approximately 2,000). This is a very prestigious position, the highest office attainable at the local Shrine level.