Lodge of

(4° – 14°)

Princes of

(15° – 16°)

Chapter of Rose Croix

(17° – 18°)


(19° – 32°)

Knights of St. Andrew


Consistory 19°-32°

Earl J. Hockenberry

Commander in Chief


Evan R. Watters

1st Lt. Commander

David E. Dodson, Jr.

2nd Lt. Commander


Benjamin P. Watters


Phillip J. Mentzer


Master of Ceremonies

Engineer & Seneschal

Standard Bearer

Jack H. Speece

Captain of the Guard

19°-32° Degree Summaries

Along the Oregon Trail in 1840, one pioneer lives up to his sacred obligation to care for his brother. Philosophy: A Mason’s word is good as gold anyplace in the world where a man’s word still counts for something. Core Values: Reverence for God & Integrity.

Benedict Arnold seeks pardon for his treason. Philosophy: Treason is a crime over which Masonry casts no mantle of charity. Core Values: Devotion to Country & Integrity.

Knights and Nobles come together to punish crime, reward virtue, protect the innocent, and provide aid to the needy. Philosophy: Freemasonry is not a shield for evildoing. Core Values: Justice.

A brother is introduced to wood cutters who test his willingness to put aside his rank and status. Philosophy: Honest work is honorable and noble in the sight of God and man. Core Values: Service.

Based on a true incident during World War II and the heroic actions of Four Chaplains. Philosophy: This degree teaches us that faith in God will find expression in love for our fellow man, even to the ultimate personal sacrifice. Core Values: Reverence for God, Toleration, Devotion to Country & Service.

A Native American petitions for membership in a colonial symbolic lodge. Philosophy: The importance of toleration, and Freemasonry is a universal brotherhood. Core Values: Toleration.

Industriousness is shown through the life of Brother Benjamin Franklin. Philosophy: The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealing with one another. Core Values: Devotion to Country & Service.

Two officers, while on opposite sides of the Civil War, maintain their Masonic principles. Philosophy: Masonic unity and harmony transcend conflict. Core Values: Devotion to Country & Integrity.

An historic clash between Pope Honorius III and Emperor Frederick II. Philosophy: When tensions arise between church and state, one must be governed by his own conscience. Core Value: Toleration.

Masonry’s transformation from an operative guild to speculative moral fraternity. Philosophy: The working tools of the builders’ art are used to express unique qualities of moral instruction. Core Values: Integrity.

An incident in the long wars between Islam and Christianity in Europe is resolved by Masonic teachings and toleration. Philosophy: No one religion has a monopoly on truth. Core Value: Toleration.

A fourteenth century trial in the English civil court during the reign of Edward II is conducted. Philosophy: To be attentive, impartial, and equitable in judging others. Core Values: Justice.

While attending St. Andrew’s Lodge at the Green Dragon Tavern, Brothers Warren and Dawes come to the aid of an injured brother. Philosophy: The degree reinforces our call to service in the fraternity. Core Values: Integrity & Service.

The degree dramatically teaches us to choose between personal advancement and service to humanity. Philosophy: The degree represents the victory of the spiritual over the human in man. Core Values: Devotion to Country & Service.


Past Commander in Chiefs

2019 – 2021  David A. Blackner, 33°

2017 – 2019   A. Brady Appleman, 33° MSA

2015 – 2017   William W. Hellier, 33° MSA

2013 – 2015   John D. Kline II, 33°

2011 – 2013   Ryan H. Speece, 33°

2009 – 2011   Randy E. Smith, 33°

2007 – 2009   Vernon S. Gutshall, 33°

2005 – 2007   Stephen J. Rynkewitz, 33°

2003 – 2005   John G. Myers, 33°

2001 – 2003   Lloyd C. Sorge, 33°

1999 – 2001   Robert W. Bradley, 33°

1997 – 1999   William J. Harris, 33°

1995 – 1997   John R. Biddle, 33°

1993 – 1995   Arthur L. Rankin, 33°

1991 – 1993   Walter B. Stitzer, 33°

1989 – 1991   J. David Kline, 33°

1987 – 1989   Jack H. Speece, 33°, HGA

1985 – 1987   Richard D. Gunsallas, 33°

1983 – 1985   Ronald R. Yoder, 33°

1981 – 1983   Theodore R. Bolger, 33°

1979 – 1981   Howard H. Speece, 33°

1977 – 1979   Lester L. Keller, 32°

1975 – 1977   S. Blair Sponeybarger, 33°

1972 – 1975   Reno A. Lepley, 33°

1969 – 1972   Eugene F. Yoder, 33°

1966 – 1969   Ernest Dejaiffe, 33° MSA

1963 – 1966  Harry W. Gerlock, 33°

1960 – 1963   Harry F. Hostetler, 33­°

1957 – 1960   Robert E. Dively, 33°

1953 – 1957   George E. Brehman, 33° MSA