Grand Chapter Officers


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Photo of Donald D Olvey Donald D Olvey Most Excellent Grand High Priest

Don Olvey was born September 28, 1941 in Mattoon, Illinois He has been happily married to Nina Neel Olvey for over 55 years. They have one daughter Christine Clark (Mark) and three grandchildren, of whom they are extremely proud. Sarah is a school teacher, in North Salem. Matt was recently discharged from the U.S. Marine Corp.…

Photo of Archie Smallwood Archie Smallwood Right Excellent Grand King


  • Archie R. Paulin
  • August 21, 1944
  • Deaconess Hospital
  • Northwestern Parkway & Portland Avenue
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  Adopted—at age 13
  • Archie R. Smallwood
  • Father—William Herman Smallwood
  • Mother--Leora Burkhead Smallwood
  Religious Affiliation:
  • Gospel Of Truth Church
  • 4201 Dixie Highway
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40216
    • Mailing address
    • Gospel Of Truth Church
    • P.O.

Photo of Steve Arlington Steve Arlington Right Excellent Grand Scribe

Steve was born on February 2nd, 1975 in Hobart, Indiana.

He attended Charles N. Scott elementary until his family moved to Valparaiso.

He then attended Jackson elementary, Liberty middle school and graduated from Chesterton High School in 1993.

He joined the United States Navy and went to Boot Camp in Great Lakes where he served his company as the RPO. …

Photo of Richard A Lochner Richard A Lochner Right Excellent Grand Secretary
Photo of Marty Evens Marty Evens Right Excellent Grand Treasurer

Martin Allen Evens was born June 27, 1951 on the Army Base Camp Polk, Leesville, Louisiana to Morris A. and Vera J. Evens both deceased.  Marty married Mary Jane Schilling on April 9, 2005 and they have three children and six grandchildren.  They are members of the Rockville United Methodist Church. Marty graduated in the last class of Bainbridge High School in 1969.…

Photo of Steve Maxwell Steve Maxwell Excellent Grand Captain of Host

Steve grew up on a farm in Huntington County where he currently lives with his wife, Joyce.

He actively farmed with his father for 20 years.

He graduated from Huntington North High School and was a member of the Honor Society

Steve graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Agricultural Engineering.…

Photo of James H. Fairchild James H. Fairchild Excellent Grand Principal Sojourner

Jim has been in Freemasonry for 32 years as of March 15, 2017. Jim graduated from New Castle Chrysler High School in 1964. He attended Indiana Business College in Muncie for 1 year, and then went to work for Delco Battery, a division of General Motors. Jim worked for GM for 34.7 years, and then retired.…

Photo of Dennis Schraeder Dennis Schraeder Excellent Grand Royal Arch Captain
Photo of Joseph H. Villarreal Joseph H. Villarreal Grand Master 3rd Veil

Joseph H. Villarreal was born on October 1st 1974 to Joe, and Audrey Villarreal in Schaumburg Illinois.  Joe moved from Illinois to La Porte Indiana in the fall of 2004 where he met his future wife Jennifer.  Joe, and Jennifer were married in the spring of 2007, and today enjoy the blessings of their 3 wonderful children Juliana, Benjamin, and Joey.…

Photo of Richard C. Willyard Richard C. Willyard Grand Master 2nd Veil

I was born on May 23,1953. Growing up, my father was a United Methodist minister, so we move around every few years. We moved four time by the time I was in sixth grade. I graduated from Pendleton Heights High School inn1971.

I entered the United States Army in 1973 and was stationed in Frankfort, Germany.…

Photo of Shelby L Olvey Shelby L Olvey Grand Master 1st Veil

I, Shelby Lewis Olvey, was born August 3,1941 in Phoenix, Arizona. Firstborn of eight to Lawrence Egbert and Clara Inez Olvey. Brought up in Greensburg Indiana till the Seventh Grade, then moved to a farm just West of Milford Indiana. There to finish Grade School at Noble Township, and from Waldron High School. After graduation, I joined the U.…

Photo of Dale Foreman Dale Foreman Grand Chaplain
Photo of Daniel Edsall Daniel Edsall Grand Lecturer
Photo of Henry T Bear Henry T Bear Grand Guard
Photo of Phil Stroud Phil Stroud Grand Historian

Raised to Sublime degree Master Mason Newton Stewart Lodge #432 in Apr 1996, Served as Worshipful Master 2004 Initiated into Southern Indiana Chapter #328 National Sojourners 1996, served as president from 2009-2012, currently Secretary/Treasurer. Exalted as Royal Arch Mason Slaton/Stephens Chapter #168 March 2004 at Evansville, served as High Priest 2006 greeted into Homer McDaniel Council #108 March 2004 at Evansville, served as Illustrious Master 2006 Knighted into Wright  Commandery #64 March 2004 at Evansville, served as Eminent Commander 2006 Received my KYCH into Robert Woods Priory #21 in Jan 2007 Initiated as a Knight of York into Evansville York Rite College #121 in May 2007, served as Pre Eminent Governor 2009-2010.…

Photo of Tony S Peterson Tony S Peterson Grand Marshall
Photo of Ronald F Garrison Ronald F Garrison Grand Communications Officer

Ronald Floyd Garrison was born on August 22, 1968 is the city of Gary, Indiana to Darlene Alice Garrison and Arthur F Garrison. He has one brother, Scott A Garrison and one son Zachary W. Garrison.

He lives in South Haven Indiana with his Fiancée & Soulmate Latisha Swier, they are currently planning a Wedding.…

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