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.
PGHP David WoodSpecial Deputy
David Franklin Wood was born at a very young age on November 15th, 1949, at Payne, Ohio, to Harold Franklin and Ruth Weber Wood. He graduated from Payne High School in 1967 and from Bluffton (Ohio) College in 1971; with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He is a member of the Church of Christ in Payne and Northway Church of Christ in South Bend, Indiana.
Dave taught social studies and coached football and track in the Wayne Trace public schools in Paulding County, Ohio, for several years and was involved in adult education as a sales manager and instructor for Dale Carnegie Training for over ten years. He also has been employed by Skyline Corporation of Elkhart, Indiana, as a Human Resources specialist and by Gurley – Leep Automotive of Mishawaka, Indiana as its Manager of Training and Human Resources; and as Operations Manager for Unitrans Logistics, Inc. He currently is the owner of Genesis Management Services, which provides corporate services to small and mid-size businesses who wish to outsource some of their operations.
Active in the community, Dave was a member and served on the Board of Directors of the South Bend Kiwanis Club; a past member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Joe County Chapter, American Red Cross; and is a past member of the South Bend Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.
Dave is a Charter Member of Van Wert Chapter, Order of DeMolay; served as its second Master Councilor; then as its Chapter Dad and 4th District Governor, Ohio DeMolay. He is a Chevalier and an Active member of the Legion of Honor of the International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay.
Dave is proud to be an active Freemason for 43 years, and was Raised on January 12th, 1971 in Flatrock Lodge No. 580, F and A M, in Payne Ohio. He is a member and Past Master of Flatrock Lodge and a member and Past Master of Council Oak Lodge No. 745, F and A M in South Bend, Indiana. He is a member and Past High Priest of Plymouth Chapter No. 49, Royal Arch Masons in Plymouth, Indiana, and a member Van Wert Chapter No. 71, Royal Arch Masons, in Van Wert, Ohio; He is a member and Past Illustrious Master of Van Wert Council No. 73, Cryptic Masons, Van Wert, Ohio, and a member of Elkhart Council No. 79. He is a Past Commander of Elkhart Commandery No. 31, Knights Templar in Elkhart, Indiana, and a member of Ivanhoe Commandery No. 54, in Van Wert, Ohio. He is a member of J. Herbert Nichols Priory No. 76, Knights of the York Cross of Honour; a member of St. Hilary Council, Red Cross of Constantine; Thespian Council, AMD, Gennesaret Tabernacle, HRAKTP; the Rosicrucians and the Royal Order of Scotland. He belongs to the Valley of South Bend, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite; served as Thrice Potent Master of the South Bend Lodge of Perfection and was coroneted a 33° Mason in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 21st, 2004. He served as Master of Ceremonies of the Indiana Council of Deliberation, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite for several years and served as Grand High Priest of the Indiana Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in 2013.