Julien and Jennifer Stevens have been named Duke & Duchess of the 2019 Knights of Columbus King Christopher XLIV Mardi Gras Ball.

Julien and Jennifer Stevens have been married 41 years and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Julien Raye III “Butch” was born in Leesville, LA and is the son of Julien Raye Jr. and Marilyn Stevens. Butch is a Graduate of Leesville High School and attended the University of Southwest Louisiana. He is Currently Self Employed. He is the Owner of Stevens Land and Timber, Stevens Construction and Co-Owner of Stevens Toney Land Development and Co-Owner of Castor Bayou Investments. He has been a lifelong member of Vernon Parish and is a member of First United Methodist Church and is attending East Leesville Baptist church.

Butch is a member and past president of the Vernon Parish Ducks Unlimited, past president of the LA Quarter Horse Breeder Association, and currently serves as LQHBA Board Member. In 2016-17 Butch received the Leading Quarter Horse Owner at LA Downs and in 2017 Breeder of LA Champion 2 year old Colt and 2 year old Gelding. Butch is an avid hunter and enjoys breeding, selling and racing quarter horses. He loves to spend time with his children and grandchildren.

Jennifer was born in Eunice, LA and is the daughter of MSG Marion and Ann Bergeron. She is a graduate of Leesville High School. She is currently self-employed/owner of GEICO Local Offices in Leesville and Lake Charles since 1997. Prior to the Insurance Business, she Co-Owned the Style Center for “Generations” apparel shop in Leesville for 7 years.

Jennifer is a member, past president and board member of the Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce. She is a member and past Chairman of the Vernon Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, Member and past president of the Leonidas Polk Chapter Association of the United States Army, She currently serves as the LA State President of the Association of the United States Army, She is a member of the Southwest Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. Also, her GEICO offices are Partners in Education with Pickering Elementary and Moss Bluff Elementary.

Jennifer likes to travel and play golf. In her free time she finds time for craft projects but loves to spend time with her grandchildren and family.