Grand Council Officers


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Photo of James Catania James Catania Most Illustrious Grand Master

I was born in Indianapolis, IN on December 31st, 1950.  My father was a Mason, which is where I was introduced to the craft.  In the 1970’s I graduated from Ivy Tech in Indiana after serving my country.  Joining the Fraternity at 50 will allow me to receive my 25 year award when I turn 75.…

Photo of James Davis James Davis Right Illustrious Deputy Grand Master
Photo of Todd Carpenter Todd Carpenter Right Illustrious Grand Principle Conductor of Work

Past Master of Porter Lodge #137
PHP Valparaiso Chapter #79
PIM Valparaiso Council #86
PC Valparaiso Commandery #28
KYCH J Herbert Nichols Priory #76

Photo of Max E Maupin PMIGM Max E Maupin , PMIGM Right Illustrious Grand Treasurer
Photo of David R Ulrich PMIGM David R Ulrich , PMIGM Right Illustrious Grand Recorder

Greetings Companions, David Ulrich – MIGM of Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Indiana 2019-2020 I was born on June 20th, 1958 in Howell, Michigan.   Son of Michael John and Carol Elaine Ulrich.   Graduating from Howell High School, Howell Michigan in 1976.   Joining the US Navy in the fall of 1976, and serving both active duty and reserve status for 12 years.…

Photo of Charles D. Wood, Jr. PMIGM Charles D. Wood, Jr. , PMIGM Right Illustrious Assistant Grand Recorder

Chuck was born on Feb. 25, 1948 to Charles D. and Betty K. (Ashby) Wood in Gary, Indiana. He has a younger brother, Robert who lives in Salem, KY. and a younger sister, Nancy Burris who lives in Plainfield, IN.

He graduated from Hobart High School in 1966, went to work at U. S. Steel, Gary Works as an Electrical apprentice and graduated the apprenticeship in 1972.…

Photo of W. Keith Stiner PRIDGM W. Keith Stiner , PRIDGM Right Illustrious Grand Captain of the Guard
Photo of Frank E Capler Jr. Frank E Capler , Jr. Right Illustrious Grand Conductor of Council

I was born on May 12, 1957, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The first of 4 children of Frank E. Capler and Mary Alice Capler. My sister Mary died in 1997 at age of 36. I have a sister Beverly Stout and brother William Capler. I was lucky in marrying Cheryl Capler 1983. We were married for 23 years until her death in 2007.…

Photo of Michael Doxsee Michael Doxsee Right Illustrious Grand Steward

Masonic Biography for Michael S. Doxsee

Born November 9th 1986. Graduate of Homestead Senior High School, Fort Wayne, IN.

Enlisted in the United States Army, MOS 14T & 94S – Patriot Missile Systems technician and operator.

Current Sales Representative for Humana. Happily married to Shira Doxsee, with two daughters Emma and Adelyn.

Aside from Masonic activity, Michael enjoys studying all things history, and is a member of many Archaeological Societies.…

Photo of Mark L Baker Mark L Baker Illustrious Grand Chaplain
Photo of James D. Castor James D. Castor Illustrious Grand Sentinel
Photo of Charles Bowling Charles Bowling Illustrious Grand Lecturer
Jerry Burns Illustrious Grand Organist
M. Bruce Scott Photographer
Photo of Michael Neeley Michael Neeley C.M.M.R.F. State Chairman
Photo of Ronald F Garrison Ronald F Garrison Technology Coordinator & Webmaster

Ronald Floyd Garrison
Founder – CEO
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The Early Years

Ronald Floyd Garrison was born on August 22, 1968 is the city of Gary, Indiana to Darlene Alice Garrison and Arthur F Garrison.…