The Masonic Renewal Committee of North America strives to work in furthering our mission with the services, programs and products that we have produced and identified to better enhance Masonic renewal and serve our great fraternity. We take pride and satisfaction in knowing that the previous MRC resources that have been developed continue to be useful and beneficial to all. Therefore, we are continuing our search to regenerate Freemasonry today.

Our mission is to provide a Masonic Tool Kit to be shared by all Grand Lodges covering successful programs and best practices aimed at strengthening our Lodges, improving Grand Lodge outreach, and supporting Lodge structure for the future.

Core Committee Members

Name Position Background
Patton S. Hart President PGM, Kentucky
Dean Alban Vice President Membership Services Director, AASR, SJ
William H. Berman Secretary-Treasurer PGM, New Jersey
Alvin Jorgenson Asst. Treasurer SGIG in Washington
Richard E. Lynn PGM, Grand Secretary, Florida
Dieter B. Hees PGM, New Jersey
Roger S. VanGorden PGM, Indiana
George T. Taylor IV Director of Valley Services, AASR, NMJ
Jeffrey A. Bolstad Deputy Grand Master, Grand Encampment, Knights Templar of the U.S.A.
Terry A. McLean PSGC, Grand Secretary General, AASR of Canada
Chibu S. Uson PGM, Manitoba
Joshua M. Woodwyk PGM, Michigan
Eduardo Velasco PGM, York Grand Lodge of Mexico
Brian R. Dodson PGM, Texas
Ronald P. Jacobson Past Grand Chaplain, New Jersey
Michael A. DeWolf PGM, Wisconsin; Grand Secretary, AASR, NMJ; Deputy for Wisconsin; Executive Secretary/Treasurer, Conference of GM’s of Masons in NA, LLC
R. J. “Jody” Meguiar Membership Component Relations Manager, Shriners International; DeMolay Liaison
Allan Casalou Grand Secretary, California
Jon V. Shelton PDDGM, Virginia
Neil Neddermeyer Past President of the Core Committee; PGM, Minnesota



The Special Sub-Committee is an important subset of the Masonic Renewal Committee.

Its membership is composed of representatives from the various Grand Lodges throughout North America. Each member is appointed by his Grand Master and serves in his capacity until his Grand Master designates a new representative from his jurisdiction.

They are charged with sharing information with other Special Sub-Committee members about programs and policies in their jurisdiction that focus on membership growth and retention, leadership skills, and other critical issues that commonly affect all Grand Lodges.

In turn, when relevant information becomes available through any other source, it is offered to the entire body of Special Sub-Committee representatives who, if they feel it is material that will benefit their Grand Lodge, share it with their elected line, membership committee, and other brethren who can utilize it for the betterment of their Craft.

The members of the Special Sub-Committee are listed via this link.