49th Triennium Officers

Elected Leadership

Masonic Bio

General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons, International
Deputy General Grand Master, elected term: 2020 – 2023
General Grand Principal Conductor of the Work, elected term: 2017 – 2020
General Grand Conductor of the Council, appointed 2017

Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri
Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council, 2015 – 2016
Grand Lecturer, Grand Council, 2016 – 2017
Grand Historian, Grand Council, 2017 – Present
Past Regional Deputy Grand Master
Past Regional Deputy Grand Lecturer
Past Illustrious Master, Independence Council No. 49
Past Illustrious Master, Kansas City Council No. 45

General Grand Master

Bill Snyder

Deputy General Grand Master

G. Thomas Taylor

Masonic History: General Grand Principal Conductor of the Work, Cryptic Masons International Past Master, St. John’s Lodge #2, New Castle, DE Past High Priest, St. John’s Chapter #4 RAM, Newark, DE Past High Priest, Hope Chapter #7 RAM, Georgetown DE Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter of Delaware Past Illustrious Master, Gunning Bedford Council #1, Wilmington, DE Past Illustrious Master, Joppa Council #3, Georgetown, DE Past Commander, Trinity Commandery #3, Wilmington, DE Past Sovereign Master, Keystone Council #113 AMD Jesse Green Priory KYCH Brandywine Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon Past Commander Noah, Two-By-Two Lodge #15 Royal Ark Mariner Past Governor, First State York College #45 Associate Regent, York Rite Sovereign College Past Excellent Chief, Delaware Council #18 Knight Masons Sovereign Order of Knight Preceptors Past Preceptor, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests Past Celebrant, MSRICF Past Grand Commander, Knights Templar in Delaware Past Most Illustrious Master, Cryptic Masons in Delaware 33rd Degree, AASR, Valley of Wilmington, DE

Blue Lodge: Raised a Master Mason September 8, 1976, my Father William B. Powell was Master of Moss Bluff Lodge #462 F&AM and my grandfather William Edd Powell was there for my raising. Served as Worshipful Master 1982, 2004, 2006, and 2007, served Secretary for 4 years, and serving as Treasurer from 2009 to current.

York Rite: PHP Lake Charles #47 RAM; PIM Calcasieu #19 R&SM; PEC Malta #12 Commandery; Treasurer Lake Charles York Rite Bodies 2005-current

Grand York Rite: PGC Grand Commandery Knight Templars of Louisiana 2011; PIGM Grand Council of S&RM of Louisiana 2017; Grand King Grand Chapter RAM of Louisiana 2023

Grand York Rite honors: Chapter – Ephraim Award; Council – Oder of the Secret Vault; Commandery – Knight Commander of the Temple; College – Order of the Purple Cross.

York Rite honors: Red Cross of Constantine, past Sovereign; Allied Masonic Degrees, past Sovereign; York Rite College, past Sovereign; Order of the High Priesthood, past President; Order of the Silver Trowel, past TIM; Knights Preceptor, past Preceptor; Knight Crusader of the Cross, past Commander; KYCH, past Prior; and HRAKTP.

Scottish Rite: 33º – 2019; Scottish Rite Research Society, Life Member

Other Masonic affiliations: served Worthy Patron OES (8 times and current); WGP 2019-2021 (COVID service); served twice Royal Patron Order of Amaranth; 3-year term Grand Trustee Grand Court of Amaranth Louisiana; Secretary/Treasurer Amis Fous Grotto

General Grand Principal Conductor of the Work

W. Keith Powell

General Grand Treasurer

Chuck McCollum

Companion Chuck was greeted in Wooster Council #28 in Danbury in 1996, where he served as the Thrice Illustrious Master from 2001 through 2004, and again in 2009. He received the Order of the Silver Trowel in 2002 and was appointed to the Anointed King officer line in 2009, advancing to serve as Thrice Illustrious Master of Connecticut Council of Anointed Kings in 2014. He affiliated as a dual member with Washington Council #6 in 2005 and currently serves as the Recorder/Treasurer. He received the Knight of Ish Sodi award from MPGM Scott Sherrick in 2006. He was appointed to the Grand Council line in 2007 by MPGM Ray Tomlinson, progressing through the line to become Most Puissant Grand Master in 2013 and again in 2014. He serves as the Grand Representative of the Grand Council of South Carolina near Connecticut. He was elected and installed Grand Treasurer in 2015. In 2017 he affiliated with the newly Consolidated Paugussett Council No. 16 and was elected Recorder/Treasurer. In 2022 he received the Philip J. Jones Medal from MPGM James McNeely.

In Masonry, I have followed the same path in learning from many great mentors and leaders over the years and observed where things can be improved. I have applied that to all of the bodies that I have had the honor of presiding over and later as Secretary and Recorder in Delaware. In addition, I have made friendships and connections to Masons around the world. With those relationships, I have developed skills that can help to build the General Grand Recorder’s Officer for the future. My priority will be to provide for the needs of our member Grand Councils and subordinate Councils. I will work with my counterparts in the General Grand Chapter and Grand Encampment to improve processes for fulfillment while reducing costs. My 14 years of experience as Grand Recorder have prepared me for stepping into this role and being successful.

Having served as an Assistant General Grand Recorder since August of 2022, I have learned much of the workings of the office and the interaction with the Trustees. Having been appointed to the Finance Committee for this Triennial, I have been informed of the income and expenses of General Grand Council, and have used that knowledge to make recommendations to use funds more effectively.

General Grand Recorder

Mark Irwin

Appointed Officers

Mark Megee
Assistant General Grand Treasurer

R. Sean Gardiner
Assistant General Grand Recorder

E. Jeffrey Craig
General Grand Chaplain

Charles M. Roberts
Assistant General Grand Chaplain

Jeffery York
Assistant General Grand Chaplain

David Witt
General Grand Captain of the Guard

Corey Curtiss
General Grand Conductor of the Council

Brian Dimatteo
General Grand Steward

Robert G. Davis
General Grand Orator

Clyde H. Schoolfield, Jr.
General Grand Lecturer

Michel C. Sabatier
General Grand Lecturer (Europe)

John Bridegroom
General Grand Marshal (East)

Aaron Shoemaker
General Grand Marshal (West)

General Grand Sentinel

General Grand Musician

General Grand Historian