Grand Chapter Royal Arch Deputies


Listed below are the Deputies for the Grand Chapter for this year.  Please contact the Deputy for your area if you need assistance.

Photo of Neil Ward Neil Ward Special Deputy
Photo of Carl Froedge Carl Froedge Special Deputy
Photo of PGHP David Wood PGHP David Wood Special Deputy
Photo of Dion Diakis Dion Diakis District A- LaPorte #15, Valparaiso #79, E.H. Gary #139
Photo of Michael J Koziel Michael J Koziel District “B” District B – South Bend #29, Plymouth #49, Mishawaka #83, Concord #101
  • Blue Lodge – Member of Council Oak Lodge #745 – South Bend
    • Master Mason
    • Past Master/2013 and 2015
    • Most significant accomplishment: Promotion of “Building our Brotherhood”. This has been done thru substantial augmentation of Masonic Education and the advancement of the meaning of “Brotherhood”!
Photo of Mike Doxsee Mike Doxsee District C – Ft. Wayne #19, Hunington #27, Angola #58, Wm. Hacker #63

Craft Lodge

  • Past Master (served as WM 2015)
  • Grand Masters award with distinction
  • 500 lap award

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite

  • Member of the Fort Wayne Valley
  • Current seated Junior Warden Emanuel Chapter Rose Croix
  • Past Venerable Master Fort Wayne Valley Knights of St.
Photo of Alan Mertz Alan Mertz District “D” District D – Grant County #55, Clinton #82, Kokomo #104, Noblesville #120
Photo of Thomas R Retherford Thomas R Retherford District E – Terre Haute #11, Greencastle #22, Crawfordsville #40, Osceola #71, Westside #138

Married to Lady Linda for 26 Years

Life member Elmhurst Chapter of DeMolay (Connersville)

Became a Master Mason 2002

I am PHP, PIM, P Commander,

Worshipful Master Indianapolis Lodge 669

Retired from Hendricks Count Sheriffs Dept after 35 years

Own a State Farm Insurance Agency 48 Years

Royal Arch Deputy 3 years.

Photo of Tim Brinkmeyer Tim Brinkmeyer District F – Indianapolis #5, Shelby #20, Greenfield #96, Prather #157, Joshua #158
Photo of Christopher P Bentlage Christopher P Bentlage District G – King Solomon #4, Maxwell #18, Anderson #52, Middletown#143

Personal: Born in Grove City, PA – Lives in Anderson, IN with his wife, Jordan. Spent 10 years in corporate finance and investment brokerage, before becoming a hay and horse farmer. Active alumnus of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.


  • Raised at Delaware Lodge #46
  • Past High Priest of Middletown Chapter #143 RAM
  • Knight Commander of Red Branch of Eri
  • Member of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque
  • Past Master, Century Lodge #764, F.&A.M.
Photo of Shelby L Olvey Shelby L Olvey District H – Columbus #10, Hacker #34, Versailles #113, Bloomington #127, Greene County #170

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 Phillip Adkins Phillip Adkins District I – Vincennes #7, Evansville #12, Slayton & Stephens #168
Photo of Eric D Cress Eric D Cress District J – New Albany #17, Salem #38, Corydon #156

Life long resident of Washington co. In. Married to  Sherry and have two children Hayden and Hudson.

  • Past Master of  Blueriver Lodge 457 Fredricksburg In
  • Past High Priest Salem Chapter 38
  • Past  Ill Master Salem Council 61
  • SW New Albany commander 5
  • Corydan York rite collage
  • Valley of George Rogers Clark Scottish Rite