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Welcome to El Zagal Shrine Website!


Mike Dow, Moorhead, MN, was elected Potentate of El Zagal , Jan. 4, 2020. He is currently serving his 7th year as a member of the Board of Directors. The Divan is the 11 member body of individuals that help govern the El Zagal fraternity.


Mike grew up in the area graduating form Barnesville High in 1979. He spent many years as a Volunteer Fireman and EMT. He has been in the Tire Business most of his life.


Mike was raised to a Master Mason in 2007,¬† joining El Zagal Shrine and the Director’s Staff Unit the same year. He has held all officer positions in the Director’s Staff and is currently the Ride Captain for the Motorcycle Competition Team. Mike was appointed to the Divan in 2014.


Mike and his Lady Lisa have 4 children and 6 Grandchildren. They spend the majority of our time being involved with El Zagal. They also enjoy spending time during the summer at their place on Ottertail Lake.


Welcome to the greatest organization in the World. A group of noble men helping children while having fun!


2020 Divan

Mike Dow and Lady Lisa


Dennis "Fluff" Sand and Lady Tammy

Chief Rabban

Steve Larson

Assistant Rabban

Roger Ellsworth and Lady Sue

High Priest and Prophet

Travis Will and Lady Meghan

Oriental Guide

Brad Richards and Lady Barb


Bob Wedberg Jr.


Chad Decker and Lady Katy

First Ceremonial Master

Bruce Ridgway and Lady Kim

Second Ceremonial Master

Shane Heiberg

Chief Of Staff

Mike Rieckman and Lady Kathy

Deputy Potentate

Russell Schell and Lady Lisa

Membership Chairman