Officers of Enlightenment Lodge No. 198

Jerry Underwood

Worshipful Brother
Gerald “Jerry” Underwood

Worshipful Master

Worshipful Brother Gerald (Jerry) Underwood was born in Escondido, California and raised in both Oregon and Iowa. WB Jerry came to Colorado Springs in 2003 as an Active Duty member of the U.S. Air Force and was Honorably Discharged the following year. Deciding to put down roots in Colorado Springs, WB Jerry began his Masonic journey at Ramah, Lodge #165, Ramah, Colorado in November, 2009. After being Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason in March, 2010, he petitioned for the degrees of Scottish Rite. Within the Scottish Rite, WB Jerry is a 32° KCCH, a Past Master of the Lodge of Perfection, and Director of Degrees for the Southern Colorado Consistory. WB Jerry is also an active York Rite Mason; he is a Companion in the Royal Arch Chapter #6, Zabud Council #8, and a Sir Knight in the Pikes Peak Commandery #6. Bro. Jerry is also a member of the Masonic Society and a student of History.

His principle areas of research include Pythagoreanism, Rosicrucian Doctrine, Templarism, Illuminism, Kabbalah, Alchemy, and Gnostic Christianity. In 2013, WB Jerry published his graduate Thesis entitled
“The Silent Revolution: Exploring the Rise of Secret Societies in 18th Century Europe and their Influence on Colonial American Government” at Regis University, Denver. Worshipful Brother Jerry has been a member of Enlightenment Lodge #198 since September, 2010.

 

 

Barry Nightingale

Worshipful Brother
Barry D. Nightingale

Senior Warden

Worshipful Brother Barry Nightingale was born in California, and Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Ute Pass Lodge # 188, Woodland Park, CO where he was Worshipful in 2015.  He became a member of Enlightenment Lodge # 198, in 2015. WB Nightingale is a 32° KCCH in the Scottish Rite, and serves on the Reunion Staff for the Southern Colorado Consistory.  Active in York Rite, he is a Past Excellent High Priest, Past Thrice Illustrious Master, and Past Commander of The Colorado Springs York Rite Bodies.  He received the Knight Ish Sodi (Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Colorado) in 2013.  He currently serves in the officer line of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Colorado.  He was inducted into the York Rite Sovereign College and the Red Cross of Constantine in 2015.  He is also serving as Sovereign Master of Gofannin Council # 315, Allied Masonic Degrees and is a Frater of the Colorado College of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis.

 

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Worshipful Brother
Ricky G. Haskell

Junior Warden

Worshipful Brother Ricky Haskell was raised in 2001 in Centurion Daylight Lodge in Monument Colorado.  WB Rick has served as the Master of Rob Morris Lodge No. 92 in 2007 and 2008 and Secretary from 2009 through 2015. He was WM of Schiller Lodge No. 41 in 2015 and 2016.  He has been a District Lecturer since 2014 and was the Grand Tyler in 2014.  WB Rick has been very active in both the Scottish and York Rite and currently serves as the No. 2 Elected Officer in all three of the Colorado Springs York Rite bodies.  WB Rick served on the Grand Lodge Finance Committee 2002 through present, the Denver Consistory Finance Committee from 2012 through present, as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Robert Russell Eastern Star Masonic Center from 2002 through 2006 and 2008 through 2012 where he was also Treasurer and a member of the Finance Committee.  In addition to the many administrative activities, WB Rick is a member of the AMD, The Sovereign York Rite College and the Colorado College of Societas Rosicruciana In Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF).  He is also, first and foremost a researcher and student of Freemasonry and has been published in both the Rocky Mountain Mason Magazine and the Knights Templar Magazine. WB Rick has been honored by being awarded the Colorado Grand Lodge Worshipful Master of the Year Award in 2007.

 

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Worshipful Brother
Scott W. Casey

Treasurer

Worshipful Brother Scott Casey was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Centurion Daylight Lodge #195, in Monument, Colorado. He affiliated with Enlightenment Lodge #198 in 2008, and served as its Worshipful Master in 2014 & 2015. Fully engaged as a Freemason, WB Scott is an active member of the Scottish Rite as well as the York Rite Chapter, Council and Commandery, and a Frater of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis. His personal areas of interest include the studies of Gnosticism, Martinism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Hermeticism. He has also studied Kaballah at length with the Kaballah Centre.

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Worshipful Brother
Joe Surek

Secretary

Originally from Denver, CO, Worshipful Brother Joe Surek is a Past Master of Park Hill Lodge 148. Raised in 2009, he is extensively involved in many branches of Freemasonry as well as other organizations. Since relocating to southern Colorado, WB Joe has continued his dedication to the fraternity, bringing his zeal for the craft into every area of his involvement.

 

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Brother
John J. Cummings Jr.

Senior Deacon

Brother John Cummings was initiated, passed and raised in Enlightenment Lodge no. 198. He currently serves the Lodge as our Senior Deacon.

 

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Brother
Eric B. Weddington

Junior Deacon

Brother Eric B. Weddington was initiated, passed and raised in Enlightenment Lodge no. 198. He currently serves the Lodge as our Junior Deacon

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Brother
Brett Belmarez

Senior Steward

 

Brother Brett Belmarez – Bio pending.

 

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Brother
TBD

Junior Steward

 

To Be Determined  – Bio Pending

 

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Most Worshipful Brother
Karl J. Hinkle, PGM

Marshal

A native of Waco, Texas, Most Worshipful Brother Karl Hinkle grew up in Colorado Springs. MWB Karl began his Masonic journey in 1992 while living in Omaha, Nebraska, and continued following his return to Colorado Springs. He is a past master of El Paso Lodge No. 13.

MWB Karl was the charter Worshipful Master of Enlightenment Lodge No. 198, serving our Lodge while it operated under dispensation in 2007, and through our first two years under charter during 2008 and 2009. He also holds plural membership in Blackhawk Lodge No. 11 and is an associate member in Lodge of Living Stones No. 4957 in Leeds, England.

Karl has been honored to be coroneted a 33rd degree Inspector General Honorary in the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction, and currently serves as Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Colorado for the Valley of Colorado Springs / Pueblo. MWB Karl has received the designation of KYCH in the York Rite, is a member of Al Kaly Shrine, and has been admitted to numerous invitational Masonic bodies.

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Worshipful Brother
Raymond H. Dunn Jr.

Chaplain

Worshipful Brother Ray Dunn was Initiated, Passed & Raised in1997 in Phoenix Lodge No.8, Fayetteville, NC. He is a member of Enlightenment Lodge No.198, El Paso No.13, and East Denver No.160., and Past Master of Enlightenment Lodge No.198 in 2012 and 2013. WB Dunn is a 32° KCCH in the Scottish Rite, Past Secretary of the Colorado Springs Masonic Bodies, and served as the Director of the Degrees and Reunion General for the Southern Colorado Consistory from 2007-2013. He has served the Colorado Springs York Rite Bodies as King (Chapter), Deputy Master (Council), and Generalissimo (Commandery), and received honor of Knight Ish Sodi (Grand Council Cryptic Masons of Colorado) in 2013. WB Dunn is a Frater of the Colorado College of the SRICF. He has been a student of the esoteric mysteries for numerous years. His primary areas of study and research are Hermetic philosophy, Kabbalah, Alchemy, Gnosticism, and Esoteric Christianity. He often travels to Lodges and provides education presentations on Freemasonry and other esoteric subjects. WB Ray Dunn is currently serving as Junior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Colorado, A.F. & A.M.

 

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Brother
Eric Stegall

Musician

 

Brother Eric Stengall – Bio Pending.

 

 

Most Worshipful Brother
Michael L. McMillan, PGM

Expert

Most Worshipful Brother Michael L. McMillan, PGM – Bio pending.

 

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Brother
Robert Reed

Tiler

To Be Determined  – Bio Pending