Massachusetts Consistory Officers


Commander in Chief

John F. Sullivan, 33°

Bro. Sullivan’s masonic journey was inspired by his grandfather, Illustrious William Graham 33° who served as a long-time Massachusetts Consistory degree worker and an Aide to the Commander-in-Chief from the late 1950’s through the 1970’s.

He was raised in 2007 in Morning Star Lodge in Worcester MA and quickly became active in his blue lodge as well as the Valley of Worcester. He advanced through the blue lodge line becoming Master of his Lodge from 2014-2016. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the 23rd Masonic District in 2017-18. In 2022, M.W. Richard Maggio selected R.W. Sullivan to serve as Deputy Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts. He currently serving as an elected member of the Grand Lodge Board of Directors. Additionally, he has been active in Lawrence Chapter of Rose Croix, Aleppo Shrine, Massachusetts College of Rosicrucian’s, York Rite of Worcester, St. Bernard Commandery #12, the Lodge of the Royall Secret, Master’s Lodge, and Massachusetts DeMolay.

Brother Sullivan is a 36-year career firefighter, having served in his hometown of Worcester from 1987-2018 rising to the rank of Deputy Chief. In 2018 he became the Chief of the Brookline, MA Fire Department where he also serves as the Town’s Emergency Management Director. He is married to the beautiful Louise, and together they have five children and five grandchildren.


David R. Lucas, 32°, MSA First Lieutenant Commander

Brother Lucas was raised in Fidelity Lodge, in 1998 in his hometown of Melrose, and served as Master from 2002 to 2004. In addition to other Grand Lodge offices and positions, he was appointed Deputy Grand Master in 2016 by M.W. Harvey J. Waugh, and has served as Grand Lodge’s general legal counsel for over ten years.

David joined the Valley of Boston in 1999. His love for acting immediately motivated him to work in the Degrees with both Massachusetts Consistory and Boston Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, and he has played many of the lead roles in our Degrees throughout the years. In 2003 he was appointed Assistant Master of Ceremonies and has served Consistory ever since. In 2016, he was presented the Meritorious Service Award.

In addition to the Scottish Rite Bodies, Brother Lucas is a member of the York Rite Bodies in Melrose and served St. Bernard Commandery No. 12 in Boston as its Em. Commander in 2013.

An attorney, David lives in Melrose with his wife, Melissa, and their two children, William and Sarah. Dave loves traveling with his family, attending live concerts, watching his children’s musical performances, Syracuse basketball, and fishing whenever possible.



John E. VanKuilenburg, 33°, Second Lieutenant Commander

Bro. VanKuilenburg grew up in Old Town Maine and went on to serve in the United States Air Force.  He was raised in 2003 in Thomas Talbot Lodge in Billerica MA and immediately became active in his blue lodge. He advanced through the blue lodge line becoming Master of his Lodge from 2008-2009. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the 12th Masonic District in 2021-22.  He has served on the Grand Lodge Service Committee since 2014, serving as the Widows Committee Chairman from 2014-19 and now serves as the Director of the Grand Lodge Service Committee.

In 2009 he became active in Lowell Lodge of Perfection and was The Thrice Potent Master in 2019-20.  He served as the Deputies Representative from 2020-22 and the Master of Ceremonies for the Council of Deliberation from 2022-present.  Bro. VanKuilenburg was elected in 2020 and received the 33rd Degree in Cleveland OH in 2021. He has served as Chancellor in Massachusetts Consistory from 2021-24.  He is also active in Massachusetts College of Rosicrucian’s, York Rite of Boston, St. Bernard Commandery #12, Pentucket Lodge, Merrimack Valley Daylight Lodge, and Lowell DeMolay.

In 1988 he married his wife Kathy, and together they have three children, Nicole, Thomas & Julia.  Brother VanKuilenburg retired in 2023 and is pursuing his interests in other areas, extensive traveling, as well as other activities within Freemasonry.



Jeffry T. Ross, 32°, MSA, Orator
Robert S. Burnett, 33° MSA, Assistant Orator
Lawrence E. Bethune, 33°, Chancellor
George H. Kopps, 33°, MSA, Associate Chancellor
Roy J. Leone, 33°, Treasurer
Paul W. Rolston, 33°, Treasurer Emeritus
Thomas U. Kenney, 32°, Secretary
Kenneth J. Scott, 33°, Secretary Emeritus
Richard E. Haley, 32°, Prior
Seth A. Landau, 32°, Associate Prior
John R.S. Higgins, 33°, DSA, Prior Emeritus
Francis M. Hart, 33°, Master of Ceremonies
Jonathan D. Buck, 32°, Assistant Master of Ceremonies
Fred A. Dobson, 32°, Assistant Master of Ceremonies
Jeramie D. Hammond, 32°, Assistant Master of Ceremonies
Geoffrey Kromer, 33°, MSA Assistant Master of Ceremonies
Peter J. Lawson, 32°, Assistant Master of Ceremonies
Paul J. Malagrifa, 32°, Assistant Master of Ceremonies
Mark J. Pearrow, 32°, Assistant Master of Ceremonies
Tom A. Wachtell, 32°, Director
James Giragosian, 32°, Hospitaler
Ian C. Mackenzie, 32°, Engineer & Seneschal
Pedro Oscar Gonzalez, 32°, Associate Engineer & Seneschal
Erich F. Horgan, 32°, Master of Ancient Craft Masonry
Matthew A. Neidermeier, 32°, Captain of the Guard
William R. Currier, 33° MSA, Captain of the Guard Emeritus
Geoffrey Kromer, 33°, MSA Captain of the Guard Emeritus
Lewis E. Staples, 33°, Captain of the Guard Emeritus
Robert L. Cook, 32° MSA, Organist
Albert T. Ames, 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief
Jeffrey L. Gardiner, 33°, MSA, Aide to Commander in Chief
Paul F. Gleason, 33°, MSA, Aide to Commander in Chief
Donald G. Hicks, Jr., 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief
Jeffrey B. Hodgdon, 33º, Aide to Commander in Chief
R. Scott Inglis, 32°, Aide to Commander in Chief
Arthur E. Johnson, 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief
Richard Maggio, 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief
Donald M. Moran, 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief
E. Joel Peterson, 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief
W. Warren Richardson, 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief
Frederick L. Sewall, 32°, MSA, Aide to Commander in Chief
Richard J. Stewart, 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief
William A. Thompson, Jr., 33°, MSA, Aide to Commander in Chief
Tom A. Wachtell, 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief
Harvey J. Waugh, 33°, Aide to Commander in Chief

Degree Workers

David W.A. Abbott, Bridgewater
Timothy A. Ackerman, Melrose
Ludwig Alban, Brookline
Keith C. Alderman, Westminster
Edward K. Ambuter, Stoughton
Derek R. Androvett, Ayer
William P. Asadoorian, Waltham
Robert N. Authier, Amesbury
Michael D. Bailow, East Falmouth
Brian D. Baker, Marston Mills
Robert H. Bartlett, Mashpee
Askin Bas, Belmont
Nicholas H. Batzell, Cambridge
Alexander A. Bird, Lexington
William H.M. Blake, Quincy
Edwin J, Brailey, Needham
Dustin M. Briere, East Weymouth
Kenneth L. Brown, Wayland
Robert H. Brown, Brookline
Jonathan D. Buck, Somerville
Shawn M. Burke, Maynard
Robert S. Burnett, Worcester
Steven A. Burton, Billerica
Paul A. Bushey, Watertown
David W. Cassady, Middleboro
Michael Centola, Needham
Jeffery D. Christo, Standish, Maine
Dean L. Collins, Abington
Nathaniel R. Cook, South Weymouth
Fred E. Corson, East Falmouth
Keith M. Curtis, Wakefield
Ricardo M. Deang, Shirley
Richard Frank Delucia, Billerica
Hagop V. Demirdjian, Malden
James O. Dill, Jr., Dorchester
Philip A. Drouin, Marshfield
David R. Dugan, Marstons Mills
Richard T. Dunphy, Needham
Carl Durham, Jr., Everett
Aaron David Falk, Carlise
Robert Joseph Felice, Jr. Millbury
David E. Ferrazzoli, Wayland
Shaun J. Flanagan, Peabody
Donald C. Gibb, Stillwater, MN
James Giragosian, Watertown
Frank B. Gomes, Jr. Haverhill
Arne Grepstad, Falmouth
Jeremy A. Gross, Somerville
Tyler Earle Hagan, Boston
George K. Haile, Beverly
Richard E. Haley, Lowell
Jeramie D. Hammond, Falmouth
Water L. Hawkins, Woburn
David R. Hearn, Wellesley
R. Carlton Hill, Portsmouth, NH
Andrew E. Holland, Cumberland, RI
Erich F. Horgan, Woods Hole
H. Robert Huke, Dedham
James D. Jeschke, Bellingham
Jeffery L. Johnson, Sandwich
Stephen G. Jones, Moultonboro, NH
David I. Kasahara, Cambridge
Haralambos Kefalas, Billerica
Robert R. Khouri, East Falmouth
Omer F. Kilic, Peabody
Robert G. Kispert, Needham

Gerren R. Kopcinski, Dracut
George H. Koops, Haverhill
Robert J Kowalewski, East Falmouth
Jared H. LaLiberte, Berkley
Sean E. LeBlanc, East Falmouth
Antonio Lopez, Boston
Dana S. MacAllister, Hudson
Ian C. Mackenzie, West Roxbury
Daniel R. Madore, Wilmington
Paul J. Malagrifa, Wrentham
Mario S. Marchese, Methuen
Adam C. Marks, Waltham
M. Brad Marston, Boston
Brian McHale, Watertown
Alan R. Melanson, West Harwich
Guy A Mitrano, Danvers
Warren W. Morris, Jr., Bellingham
James T. Morse, Falmouth
Neil H. Murray, West Yarmouth
Ryan T. Nagle, Boston
David M. Narkunas, Nashua, NH
David P. Newcomb, Natick
Kamel Oussayef, Winchester
David E. Pace, Ludlow
Brennan J. Parken, Oklahoma City, OK
Keith D. Patch, Lexington
Richard A. Patterson, East Falmouth
Stark J. Peterson, Salem
Walter Peterson, Jr., Randolph
Sean P. Quinlan, Boxford
Robert C. Quinn, Scituate
MacLean B. Rankin, Taunton
Lucas W.M. Rose, Boylston
Merrill J. Rosenberg, Marlboro
Jeffry T. Ross, Leominster
Gary M. Rubin, Brockton
Richard M. Rubin, Brocketon
John E. Ryder, Boston
Juan J. Sanfeliu, Brookline
Joe L. Scott, Jr., Leominster
Frederick L. Sewall, Needham
Sidney D, Shapiro, Framingham
Steven R. Silva, East Falmouth
Michael K. Simon, Somerville
Travis L. Simkins, Worcester
Allan R. Sinclair, Milton
Paul M. Starratt, Westford
Peter Kendall Stone, Plymouth
Ali B. Taciroglu, Belmont
David W. Taglieri, Beverly
Tobais G. Thompson, Boston
Jon Anthony Torrisi, Haverhill
Dominic M. Turini, Plymouth
Andrew Tower, Athol
Charles Tower, Jr., Petersham
Bradford E. Turnier, Weymouth
Nathaniel R. Ulrich, Maynard
James Clarke Uzdarwin, Ipswich
Walter C. Wedlock, Medford
Richard R. Wenderoth, North Falmouth
John E. Williams, East Falmouth
Richard L. Wise, North Salem
Donald N. Woodruff, Barnstable
William E. Yanakakis, Ipswich
Ozge Yavuz, Arlington


Ill∴ Peter Smith, 33°, term expires in 2026
Ill∴ Scott Inglis, 33° term expires in 2026
Ill∴ Eugene Capobianco, 33° term expires in 2026
Ill∴ James R. Franklin, 33°, term expires in 2025

Consistory Guard

Matthew A. Niedermeier, 32°, Shirley, Captain
Mark P. Barrett, 32°, Melrose, Lieutenant
Michael J. Boucher, 32°, Acton, Lieutenant
Stephen A. Corthell, 33°, MSA, Haverhill, Lieutenant
Leo M. Kenen, 32°, Bedford, Warrant Officer
James A. Wiegel, 32°, Sudbury, Warrant Officer
Michael J. Douglas, 32°, Falmouth, Sergeant
Jonathan William Palermo, 32°, Danvers, Sergeant
William W. Cicci, 32°, Beverly, Color Guard
Christopher M. St. Cyr, 32°, Standard Bearer

David L. Angel, 32°, Littleton
David W. Cassady, 32°, Middleboro
Ricardo M. Deang, 32°, Shirley
Patrick M. Fennelly, 32°, Wilmington
Alexander B. Metzger, 32°, Needham
John S. Mitchell, 32°, Burlington
Nickolaos I. Pavlidis, 32°, Watertown
Jimper K. Pierre, 32°, Pawtucket, RI
Lucas M.W. Rose, 32°, Boylston
Joe L. Scott, Jr., 32°, Leominster

William R. Currier, 33°, MSA, Burlington, Captain Emeritus
Geoffrey Kromer, 33º, MSA, West Groton, Captain Emeritus
Lewis E. Staples, 33°, Dunstable, Captain Emeritus
David L. Cross, 32°, MSA, Salem, Lieutenant Emeritus
David F. Phillips, 32°, Lynn, Lieutenant Emeritus