Scottish Rite Bodies

The Scottish Rite is divided into four bodies, each representing a theme of instructions for the Candidate to study, learn, and inculcate into his every day living.  

Lodge of Perfection

The degrees of the Lodge of Perfection are better known as the “Ineffable Degrees” of Scottish Rite Masonry because their principal purpose is the investigation and contemplation of the ineffable (unspeakable) name of Deity. We provide a brief statement of the moral teachings found within each degree. 

2020 Officers

Venerable Master
William C. Sundquist, 32° KCCH

Senior Warden
Rodney W. Kohler, 32°

Junior Warden
Douglas W. Dobbs, 32°

Joseph A. Monday, 32°

Master of Ceremonies
Rick Wendling, 32°

Glen Bishop, 32°

Assistant Expert
Mark L. Mason, 32°

Captain of the Host
Tommy F. Tyner, 32°

Chapter of Rose Croix

The Chapter of Rose Croix attempts to provide the candidate with a deeper understanding of religion, philosophy, ethics, and history through a variety of complex “historical degrees”. The intellectual challenges presented in these degrees are numerous, and at times overwhelming and can take years to master. A thorough reading of the chapters related to them in Morals and Dogma and in Legenda and Readings is essential to achieve even a basic comprehension of their true meaning. 

2020 Officers

Wise Master
Robert D. Davidson, 33°

Senior Warden
Kenneth A. Carolan, 32° KCCH

Junior Warden
Paul A. Ippolito, 32°

Robert J. Davis, 32°

John Troia, 32°

Master of Ceremonies
Donald W. Cowart, 32° KCCH

Gregory L. Wynn, 32° KCCH

Assistant Expert
Bryan M. Seland, 32°

Standard Bearer
Michael E. Manning, 32°

Guardian of the Temple
Nidal Z. Ibrahim, 32°

Council of Kadosh

The word “Kadosh” is a Hebrew word meaning Holy. Although Pike identifies the degrees of the Council of Kadosh as chivalric and philosophical, they are all intensely mystical with respect to the lessons conveyed and symbols employed.

“Faith in moral principles, in virtue and in God is as necessary for the guidance of a man as instinct is for the guidance of an animal.” – Albert Pike 

2020 Officers

Carl E. Gilmore, 33°

First Lieutenant Commander
Stephan Korda, 32°

Second Lieutenant Commander
Richard A. Vogt, 32° KCCH

Paul D. Barber, 32° KCCH

John A. Baldwin, 32°

Master of Ceremonies
John W. Westerman III, 32° KCCH

William C. Klinke 32°

Joseph A. Severino, 32°

First Deacon
Gary W. Gordon, 32°

Second Deacon
Richard N. Leger, 32°

Bearer of Beuseant
V. Kirk Hinote, 32°

Bearer of the White Standard
Jack W. Hampton, 32°

Bearer of the Black Standard
Roy A. Chattelle, 32°

Lieutenant of the Guard
Richard R. Whitmyer, 32°


The Consistory Degrees are very different from each other in form and content. The 31° reveals the dynamic relationship that has existed for centuries between human law as a means of achieving justice and divine justice as an ideal. The 32° reviews the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection, the Chapter of Rose Croix and the Council of Kadosh. In it, we learn the very ancient roots of Masonic Truth – in the East!

“Where Freemasonry flourishes, there will be found the highest type of citizenship and the best standard of living.” – Albert Pike 

2020 Officers

Master of Kadosh
Henry A. Echezabal Jr., 32°

Charles R. Jordan, 32° KCCH

Petar Sibinic, 32°

Chuck Machell, 32°

Minister of State
Jeffrey T. Sklet, 32°

Michael R. Pender Jr., 33° (Appointed by the Deputy)

General Secretary
John E. Drewett, 33° (Appointed by the Deputy)

Marshal of Ceremonies
James W. Benjamin, 32°

Scott H. Lewis, 32°

Assistant Expert
Juan de la Rosa, 32°

Captain of the Guard
John N. Dragneff, 32°

A. Gary Cavanaugh, 33° (Appointed by the Personal Representative)

Andres L. Morin, 32° KCCH

Associate Tiler
Stephen C. Murphy, 32°