Grand Chapter Officers


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Photo of Archie R Smallwood Archie R Smallwood Most Excellent Grand High Priest


  • 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 Maxwell Steve Maxwell Right Excellent Grand King

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 Right Excellent Grand Scribe

Jim has been in Freemasonry for 33 Years as of March 15, 2018. Jim Graduated from New Castle High School in 1964, went to College for 1 year, then went to work for Delco Battery, a division of General Motors. Jim worked for GM for 34.7 years, and was proud to be the UAW President for 8 years before retiring.…

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 W. Kris Phillips W. Kris Phillips Right Excellent Grand Secretary
Photo of Dennis Schraeder Dennis Schraeder Excellent Grand Captain of Host

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 Excellent Grand Principal Sojourner

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 Joseph H. Villarreal Joseph H. Villarreal Excellent Grand Royal Arch Captain

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 Grand Master 3rd Veil

Married to Michelle 17 years, two daughters Emily and Jenna.

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 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 Rick Milligan Rick Milligan Grand Master 1st Veil
Photo of Roy Wiseman Roy Wiseman Grand Chaplain
Photo of Daniel Edsall Daniel Edsall Grand Lecturer
Photo of Phil Stroud Phil Stroud Grand Guard

Initiated on Feb 19 1996 Passed to Fellowcraft March 20th 1996, Raised to sublime Master Mason Apr 19 19996 Received all Chapter, Council degrees and Commandery Orders at Evansville March 6th 2004 High Priest of Slaten/Stephens Chapter #168 2006, Illustrious Master Homer McDaniel Council#108 2006, Eminent Commander Wright Commandery #64 2006, Received KYCH in Jan 2007, inducted into Evansville York Rite College #121 in May 2007, received Order of Purple Cross in Denver in 2014, became member of French Lick Chapter #249 of Order of Eastern Star in Aug of 2015, became member of New Albany Preceptory of Yeoman of York #7 2016, member of George Rogers Clark Valley in Corydon 2017, Appointed an Arch officer in Grand Council 2015-2019, Appointed Grand Marshall of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in 2017, Grand Historian 2018, Grand Guard 2019, appointed Grand Warder in Grand Commandery 2018

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

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The Early Years

Ronald Floyd Garrison was born on August 22, 1968 is the city of Gary, Indiana to Darlene Alice Garrison and Arthur F Garrison.…