Grand Chapter Officers

2022-2023

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Photo of James H. Fairchild James H. Fairchild Most Excellent Grand High Priest

Masonic Biography of James H. Fairchild, Most Excellent Grand High Priest

James H. Fairchild has been happily married to Dorothy Creel Fairchild for 57 years. They have one daughter Jennifer (John) Fouts who is a Nurse Practitioner, and Son-in-law John is an Engineer. They have two beautiful grandchildren of whom they are extremely proud.…

Photo of Dennis Schraeder Dennis Schraeder Right Excellent Grand King

Dennis A. Schraeder, Sr. born September 29, 1949 in Evansville, Indiana, to the parents of William G. Schraeder, Jr. and Dorothy M. Schraeder. Has one son Dennis A. Schraeder, Jr. and three Granddaughters Grace, Hope and Faith Schraeder. A member of St. Lucas United Church of Christ.

Attended Baker elementary school, then Central High School for two years, and then transferring to North High School for the remaining two years graduating in 1967.…

Photo of Matthew Lowe Matthew Lowe Right Excellent Grand Scribe

Born on October 10, 1981, Matthew Ezra Lowe is a 2000 graduate of Clay City Jr./Sr. High School in Clay City, Indiana. In 2006, he received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Indiana State University. That same year, he matriculated at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England where he received a Master’s of Philosophy in Historic Archaeology.…

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 Joseph H. Villarreal Joseph H. Villarreal Excellent Grand Captain of Host

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 Jason Miller Jason Miller Excellent Grand Principal Sojourner

Masonic History

  • Past Master of Highland Lodge 762
  • Past High Priest and Treasurer for Fort Wayne Chapter #19
  • Past Illustrious Master and Treasurer for Fort Wayne Council #4
  • Past Commander and Treasurer for Fort Wayne Commandery #4
  • Treasurer for Regius Cordis Court No.110,
  • Masonic Order of Athelstan.
Photo of Tim Brinkmeyer Tim Brinkmeyer Excellent Grand Royal Arch Captain

Companion Tim was born, raised, and resides in Indianapolis and is an alumnus of Ball State University, where he and Kate met. They have one daughter, Lydia. He’s travelled for work and family over the years, which has allowed him various experiences and opportunities in the Jurisdictions of Indiana, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

Tim recently wrote a paper, available for presentation, entitled: A Comparative analysis of the Fellow Craft and Mark Master Degrees.

Photo of Christopher Gamblin Christopher Gamblin Grand Master 3rd Veil

Blue Lodge Memberships

  • Crowned Martyrs Lodge Nº 771 Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Worshipful Master 2019
  • Charter Senior Warden

Dwight L Smith Lodge of Research, Grand Lodge of Indiana

  • Currently serving as Senior Warden

St. Albans Lodge Nº 1455, College Station, Texas

  • Served as Senior Deacon

Texas Lodge of Research, Grand Lodge of Texas

  • Served as Tyler

York Rite Memberships

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Photo of Graig Huber Graig Huber Grand Master 2nd Veil

Personal History:
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Attended and graduated from Franklin Community High School and Hanover College. Reside in Indianapolis with my wife, Amanda, and our two children, Lucas and Vivienne. Been in the financial services industry since 2000.

Masonic History:
– Raised a Master Mason in 2009 at Southport No.…

Photo of Brian Hooten Brian Hooten Grand Chaplain

Bio- retired fire chief, retired national manager of insurance for fire service, served with 5 different fire departments as firefighter, EMT, instructor, etc. Twice Past Master now secretary with Oakland 140. Winner of Grand Lodge Masonic Service, Past High Priest, Current Commander Greenfield # 39, member of Isley York Rite College, member Allied Masonic Degrees and member of Red Cross of

Photo of Mike Doxsee Mike Doxsee Grand Lecturer

Masonic Biography for Michael S. Doxsee

Born November 9th 1986. Graduate of Homestead Senior High School, Fort Wayne, IN.

Enlisted in the United States Army, MOS 14T & 94S – Patriot Missile Systems technician and operator.

Current Sales Representative for Humana. Happily married to Shira Doxsee, with two daughters Emma and Adelyn.…

Allen Dale Foreman Grand Guard

Allen Dale Foreman, 70 years old, born in Muncie, IN., married 51 years to Nancy.  I have (3) sons, (4) grandchildren and (2) great grandchildren.  I retired from GM-Fort Wayne.  I have worked over 40 years as an electrician. I served in the Indiana National Guard.  I am a certified scuba diver, licensed pilot and a black belt in Judo.…

Craig Witt Grand Historian

Hello Brothers and Companions! I am honored to serve as the Grand Historian for the year 2022-2023.

My Masonic journey began while I was deployed to Iraq in 2008. I had long held an interest in Masonry and all things esoteric but had no idea how to join. Several of the warriors I was deployed with turned out to be Freemasons here in the great State of Indiana, so on our return home I asked that questions that all Masons must ask to began their journey.…

Photo of Christopher P Bentlage Christopher P Bentlage Grand Marshal

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.

Masonic:

  • 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 Ronald F Garrison Ronald F Garrison Grand Communications Officer
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