Most Illustrious Companion Kenneth D. Fuller
Grand Master – 2018-2019
Rev. Kenneth David Fuller was born in New Britain, Connecticut on December 1, 1946 to Kenneth E. and Eleanor Seeds Fuller of Plainville, Connecticut. He attended Plainville Schools and graduated from Plainville High School in 1965. While in High School he was a member of the Plainville Chapter Order of DeMolay, becoming Master Councilor in 1964.
Brother Fuller was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on September of 1998 in William R. Singleton Hope Lebanon Lodge #7 and was exalted to the degree of Royal Arch Mason in October of that year in William R. Singleton Chapter #4 RAM serving as High Priest in 2003. In January of 1999 he received the orders of Templary. He is a past commander of Washington Commandery #1(2001) and has served as Recorder of Washington and Marvin E, Fowler Commanderies (2003/2004 to 2009). He served as Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of the District of Columbia in 2003/4. As Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of DC in 2008. He is presently Illustrious Grand Master of Cryptic Masons of DC.
He was the Master of William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge in 2005 and was elected Junior Grand Steward in 2006 and was subsequently elected to be advanced, until as Junior Grand Deacon he was called to a church in Connecticut. After his retirement in 2011, and his return to the area he was elected Senior Grand Deacon. In 2016, Most Worshipful Ken served as Grand Master of Masons of the District of Columbia.
He is a Knight Preceptor, a member of INRI Tabernacle XXXVII Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest, a recipient of the Knight Templar Cross of Honor and a member of Washington and Lee York Rite College. He is a member of Washington Council #1 Cryptic Masons. Ken became a Knight Mason in Universal Council #70 in 2011. He is a 33-degree and a life member of the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction. Ken has received the Chevalier Degree and is an active member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He is a member of Simon Stylites Chapter of the Red Cross of Constantine and the Royal Order of Scotland. Brother Fuller is also a member of Frederick-Franklin Lodge #14 in Plainville, Connecticut and of Lee Council #25 in Collinsville, CT.
He graduated from Davidson College in 1969, having studied in Montpellier, France during his junior year, working on a Kibbutz in Israel in the summer of 1968. He graduated from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1972 and was immediately called to his first pastorate at the Williamstown (Mass.) Congregational Parish, where he was ordained in the United Church of Christ in October of that year. He has since served churches of his denomination in Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. He was called as Pastor and Teacher of the Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ in May of 1994. In 2009 he was called by the Avon Congregational Church and moved to Connecticut to become its Pastor and Teacher in September of that year. On May 31st of 2011, he retired from that pastorate and moved to Frederick, Maryland. In 2014 he became Pastor of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Cavetown, MD.
Brother Fuller has served on the Board of Directors of Ring Lake Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. He was Secretary and earned the award of a distinguished officer of the Bangor, Maine Noontime Kiwanis Club. He served as President of the Board of Directors of United Church Home, Inc of Silver Spring. MD. He is a fellow of the College of Preachers of the National Cathedral.
He is the father of Jonathan Fuller (Janet Mocarsky) and Martha Fuller Stahl (Bill) and has two grandchildren, Eva and Waylon Stahl. He is an avid fly fisherman and hunter. A hiker and canoeist, Ken enjoys traveling in the Rocky Mountain states He is a student of history and literature, with a particular interest in the Civil War.