Grand Chapter Officers


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Photo of Steve Maxwell Steve Maxwell Most Excellent Grand High Priest

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 King

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 Dennis Schraeder Dennis Schraeder Right Excellent Grand Scribe

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 W. Kris Phillips W. Kris Phillips 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 Matthew Lowe Matthew Lowe Excellent Grand Captain of Host

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 Principal Sojourner

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 Thomas R Retherford Thomas R Retherford Excellent Grand Royal Arch Captain

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 Jason Miller Jason Miller Grand Master 3rd Veil

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 Grand Master 2nd Veil

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 Rick Milligan Rick Milligan Grand Master 1st Veil
Photo of Nick Miller Nick Miller Grand Chaplain

Past Master Bluffton #145
Past High Priest Huntington #27
Past Illustrious Master Huntington #51
Past Eminent Commander Huntington #35
Knight Mason St Columba #118
Allied Masonic Degree Pokagon #148
Scottish Rite Fort Wayne Valley


Pastor Nick Miller
Bethel United Methodist Church
Huntington, IN

Photo of Mike Doxsee Mike Doxsee Grand Lecturer

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.

Aside from Masonic activity, Michael enjoys studying all things history, and is a member of many Archaeological Societies.…

Photo of Dathan Reed Dathan Reed Grand Guard

Dathan has spent 22 years in the U.S. Army as a Combat Infantryman with multiple deployments and obtained the rank of Master Sergeant.  He was also a K9/Narcotics Sheriff Deputy in the State of Kansas for 6 years prior to moving back to Indiana after being shot in the line of duty 3 times. He lives in Claypool, Indiana where he has 3 children and is married to his wife Teresa. …

Photo of William Gray William Gray Grand Historian

William Richard Gray was born in South Bend, Indiana on March 10, 1945 to George and Gladys (Fox) Gray. Bill graduated from St. Joseph Grade School in 1959 and John Adams High School in 1963 in South Bend. He then attended Evansville College for two years before joining the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1969.…

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.


  • 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

Ronald Floyd Garrison
Founder – CEO
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Bad Dog IT Consulting, LLC

819 Van Buren Ave
New Chicago, Indiana 46342-1155
Tel: (219) 616-4512


The Early Years

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