About Us

We are a committee of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America.

Currently, the Conference membership consists of the Grand Lodges of the Provinces of Canada; the States of the United States of America, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; the State of York, Mexico; and the American-Canadian Grand Lodge of Germany. These Grand Masters represent some 2 million Freemasons in North America.

Our mission is sharing best practices and successful programs which enhance the Masonic Experience, improve Lodge Development, Membership Development, and Membership Retention among the leadership of those Grand Lodges composing the Conference.

 

Core Committee Members

Name Position Background
Patton S. Hart President PGM, Kentucky
Dean Alban Vice President Membership Services Director, A&ASR, SJ
William H. Berman Secretary-Treasurer PGM, New Jersey
Alvin Jorgenson Asst. Treasurer SGIG in Washington, A&ASR, SJ
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
James E. “Ed” Stolze Jr. Imperial Chief Rabban, Shriners International
Jim Cain Imperial Recorder, Shriners International
Chibu S. Uson PGM, Manitoba
Joshua M. Woodwyk PGM, Michigan
Eduardo Velasco PGM, York Grand Lodge of Mexico
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
Brian R. Dodson Past President, MRC; PGM, Texas
Neil Neddermeyer Past President, MRC; PGM, Minnesota

 

MRC Representatives

The MRC Representatives (MRC Reps) are an important part of the Masonic Renewal Committee.

The MRC Reps are our liasions with the various Grand Lodges which compose the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North Ammerica. Each member is appointed by the Grand Master of the jurisdiction he represents.

They are charged with sharing information about programs and policies utilized by their Grand Lodges focusing on lodge development, membership development and retention, and other critical issues.

Jurisdiction Representative Background
Alabama Jon M. Taylor PGM
Alaska John D. May PGM
Alberta Will Leano PDDGM
American-Canadian Grand Lodge (Germany) Ward Williamson PDDGM
Arizona Greg Vasquez PGM, Grand Secretary
Arkansas Carl Nelson, Jr. PGM, Grand Secretary
British Columbia and Yukon Douglas Charles Collins PGM
California Alan Casalou Grand Secretary
Colorado Keith Anderson
Connecticut Melvin E. Johnson PGM
Delaware
District of Columbia Jason Van Dyke PM
Florida Jorge Aladro PGM
Georgia Donald C. Combs PGM
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois Wayne Spooner Past Grand Chaplain
Indiana Roger S. VanGorden PGM
Iowa Craig Hummel PGM
Kansas
Kentucky James Gibson PGM
Louisiana Terrell D. Fowler PGM
Maine Daniel Bartlett PGM
Manitoba Kris Goodmanson PGM
Maryland
Massachusetts Peter Culbertson PDGM
Michigan Joshua M. Woodwyk PGM
Minnesota Monte M. Miller
Mississippi Jason Alan Jefcoat PGM
Missouri Joshua Thompson Senior Grand Steward
Montana Samuel Whitehead JGW
Nebraska Thomas L. Hauder PGM
Nevada Zakariah Gulling JGW
New Brunswick James Leavitt PDDGM
New Hampshire
New Jersey Christian Ossa
New Mexico Steve A. Almager SGW
New York William M. Sardone PGM
Newfoundland and Labrador
North Carolina Steve Norris SGD
North Dakota
Nova Scotia
Ohio Jess N. Raines PGM
Oklahoma Robert G. Davis PGM
Ontario Victor Tavares PDDGM
Oregon
Pennsylvania Jeffrey M. Wonderling GM
Prince Edward Island
Puerto Rico Nelson Albino
Quebec Massoud El Baini DDGM
Rhode Island John Anderson
Saskatchewan Brad Meggison
South Carolina Barry Rickman PGM
South Dakota Richard Hagler PJGW
Tennessee Buddy Clark Leach SGW
Texas Brad Billings GM
Utah Lorenzo E. Tibbitts PGM, Grand Secretary
Vermont William “Sandy” Karstens SGW
Virginia
Washington Steve C. Martin DGM
West Virginia M. Douglas Neal PGM
Wisconsin David R. Ritchie DGM
Wyoming Weston G. Hubele Grand Lecturer
York Grand Lodge of Mexico Eduardo Valasco PGM, Grand Secretary