Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M.

Chartered September 13, 1821

2024 Officers

of Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M.

2024 Officers

Worshipful Master: Matthew E. Lowe, PM, OSM

Senior Warden: Dr. David M. Peter, PM, OSM

Junior Warden: Michael S. Wallace

Secretary: Jordan M. Bayles, PM

Treasurer: Ian J. Bertucci, PM

Assistant Secretary: Bruce H. Royer, PM

Senior Deacon: Cody A. Patterson

Junior Deacon: Christopher L. Thompson, PM

Chaplain: Bruce H. Royer, PM

Senior Steward: Charles J. Avery

Junior Steward: Jacob A. Morris

Tyler: Franklin R. Patterson

Trustees: Ian J. Bertucci, PM (2022-2024)
          Michael S. Wallace (2023-2025)
         Michael A. Kuckewich (2024-2026)

Director: Ian J. Bertucci, PM
    Terre Haute Masonic Temple Assn.

Worshipful Master: Matthew E. Lowe, PM, OSM, WME

W. Bro. Matt was the 137th unique Master of Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M., having served in that position in 2013, 2014, and 2017.  Before becoming a plural member at Terre Haute Lodge in 2009, Matt served in the East at his home Lodge, Riley Lodge No. 390, F. & A. M. in 2004, where he was raised in 2000.  Matt is also a Charter Member of Double Eagle Lodge No. 773, F. & A. M., serving as its Worshipful Master in 2021. In 2022, Matt was awarded the Order of Service to Masonry (OSM)  by Grand Master Daniel L. Martin and the Grand Lodge of Indiana at its Annual Communication.  Among many other Masonic memberships and accolades, Matthew is a recipient of the Knight York Cross of Honor, the Order of the Purple Cross, and the Knights Templar Cross of Honor.  He has also served as the Commander-in-Chief (2021-22) of the Indiana Consistory, Valley of Indianapolis AASR, and is a Grand Lodge of Indiana Ultimate Master Ritualist.  In 2015, he was named a Worshipful Master Emeritus of Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, as well as Ambassador to the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. Matt holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Anthropology from Indiana State University and a Master's of Philosophy Degree in Historic Archeology from the University of Cambridge. He is currently employed by the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral as the Manager of Auditorium Operations. In his non-Masonic free time, Matt enjoys woodworking and turning, having made custom gavels for many of the Master's of Terre Haute Lodge.

The Worshipful Master may be contacted at: wm@terrehaute19.com
Senior Warden: Dr. David M. Peter, PM, OSM, WME

W. Bro. David was the 132nd unique Master of Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M., originally serving in the East in 2004, and also in 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2011.  Bro. Dave affiliated with Terre Haute Lodge via plural membership in 2002, with his home Lodge being Sul Ross Lodge No. 1300, A. F. & A. M., of the Grand Lodge of Texas.  In 2012-13, Dave served Indiana Job's Daughters as the Associate Grand Guardian.  W. Bro. Dave was proclaimed, in 2015, a Worshipful Master Emeritus of Terre Haute Lodge, as well as the Lodge's Ambassador to the International Order of Job's Daughters.  A U.S. Army veteran, U. S. Calvary and afterward worked in higher education, retiring as the Dean of the Library at Vincennes University, and is a Past President of the Indiana Library Federation (2017).  David was awarded the Order of Service to Masonry (OSM) by Grand Master Richard L. Lentz at the 2023 Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Indiana.Dave holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in English from the University of Oklahoma, a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Texas A. & M., and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from Walden University.  In his free time, Dave enjoys a good book, cooking, gardening, is an accomplished quilter, and is known for the signature bow ties which he makes and proudly wears. Most importantly, he enjoys conversations with family and friends and brothers.

The Senior Warden may be contacted at: sw@terrehaute19.com
Junior Warden: Michael S. Wallace

Bro. Mike had the honor of being raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on the 200th Anniversary of the Lodge's Charter, September 13, 2021.  Mike served in the United States Army in Field Artillery from December 1995 to September 1999, and then Military Police from September 1999 to October 2003. and afterward started a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where he now works as a Material Handler Foreman for Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR), and is also a Trustee for the Employees Club at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute. Mike is a proud parent of two boys and in his free time enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

The Junior Warden may be contacted at: jw@terrehaute19.com
Treasurer: Ian J. Bertucci, PM

W. Bro. Ian is the 139th unique Master of Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M., having served in the East in 2016, 2019, 2021, and 2022.  This year will mark Ian's second year sitting behind the treasurers desk. Terre Haute Lodge is the home lodge to W. Bro. Ian, having been raised in 2008.  Ian is a letter carrier with the United States Postal Service by day and moonlights as a trombone and tuba player for the Lafayette Citizen's Band, Marshall City Band (IL), Terre Haute Community Band, ISU Concert Band, and The Indianapolis Trombone Choir.  A collection of Ian's musical abilities can be found on his YouTube channel.  Ian holds a Bachelor's Degree is Music Education from Indiana State University, and a Master's Degree in Music Performance from Ithaca College.  Ian is the proud father to one son.

The Treasurer may be contacted at: treasurer@terrehaute19.com
Secretary: Jordan M. Bayles, PM

W. Bro. Jordan was the 138th unique Master of Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M., having served in 2015.  2024 will be Jordan's first year sitting behind the TSecretary's Desk at Number 19, having previously served as Treasurer (2016-2017), in additional to the other elected offices, and many of the appointed offices of the Lodge. Terre Haute Lodge is the home Lodge of W. Bro. Jordan, having been raised in 2010. Jordan works as a Culinary Vocational Technology Instructor for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and holds several professional culinary certifications including Certified Executive Chef & Certified Culinary Administrator with the American Culinary Federation, and Certified Dietary Manager/Certified Food Protection Professional through the Association of Nutrition & Food Service Professionals. Jordan holds an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America, and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Western Governor's University.  Jordan is married withs one daughter and enjoys traveling, dining at fine restaurants, and taking in stage performances.

The Secretary can be contacted at: secretary@terrehaute19.com
Senior Deacon: Cody A. Patterson

Bro. Cody, along with his brother Dawson, has joined his father, Bro. Frank Patterson as a member of Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M., having taken his Master Mason Degree in 2022. Cody is serving his home Lodge as at the Senior Deacon this year, after a few months filling in as Junior Deacon in 2023. Cody works in the Information Technology field currently working for Joink Trusted Technology Solutions. Outside of work and Lodge Cody is pursuing his Bachelor's Degree at Indiana State University in Computer Science, and working on obtaining his private pilot's license. Cody's is interested in joining the U.S. Air Force after the completion of his degree and flight training with the eventual goal of becoming an astronaut and one of the first 100 people to go to Mars.

Junior Deacon: Christopher L. Thompson, PM

W. Bro. Chris was the 141st unique Master of Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M., serving in that role in the year 2020, and has since served the Lodge as the Tyler and Chaplain.  Chris transferred into Terre Haute Lodge in 2014 after being raised in Social Lodge No. 86 earlier that year. Chris received a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology from Indiana State University in 2014, and currently works as a System Administrator at Rose-Human Institute of Technology.  Chris and his wife Emily have one daughter, and he enjoys board games, acting in stage productions at the Community Theatre of Terre Haute, tending to his honey bees, and spending time with his family.

Chaplain: Bruce H. Royer, PM

W. Bro. Bruce was the 134th Unique Master of Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M., serving in the East in 2007.  Bruce served Terre Haute Lodge faithfully as Secretary from 2014 through 2023.  ​Terre Haute Lodge is Bruce's home lodge, being raised in 1976.  Among many other Masonic accomplishments, Bruce is a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason (class of 1987) and a Past Potentate of Zorah Shrine (2004), Grand Steward and Tyler (2007), and the Ambassador from the Grand Lodge of Indiana to the United Grand Lodge of Germany (2008-Present). While stationed in Germany in the United States Army, Bruce met his lovely wife Gisela and they, together, have 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.  Bruce retired from Eli Lily Elanco Labs in Clinton and Gisela has since kept him constantly busy with home renovation projects.  Bruce has picked up a retirement career as an actor working with Dreams Come True Productions on movies to include: Guilty (2012), Smoke & Mirrors (2013), Vanished (2014), My Mother's Replacement (2015), The Promise (2017), A Second Chance (2018), and The Text (filming).

Senior Steward: Charles J. Avery

Brother Charles joined Terre Haute Lodge in 2005 as a plural member, having taken his degrees in Damascus Lodge No. 648 in San Bernardino, California in 1982 & 1983. Since coming to Terre Haute Chuck has been extremely active in multiple Blue Lodges, also becoming a member of Social No. 86 (where he is serving as the Worshipful Master for 2024) and Twelve Points No. 769. Chuck is a lifetime member of the San Bernardino York Rite Bodies and a member of the Terre Haute York Rite. In the Scottish Rite, Chuck has the unique distinction of having completed the 32nd Degree in the Southern Jurisdiction (November 10, 1984) and in the Northern Jurisdiction (November 5th, 2011).

Junior Steward: Jacob A. Morris

Bro. Jacob joined Terre Haute Lodge as a dual member after relocating to Terre Haute. Bro. Morris took his degrees in Ensor Lodge No. 729 in Philpot, Kentucky. Jacob works as a Correctional Officer and enjoys spending time with his family.

Tyler: Franklin R. Patterson

Bro. Frank is serving Terre Haute Lodge No. 19,​F. & A. M. this year as the Tyler, and was raised in Terre Haute Lodge in 2021. Frank is originally from Dayton, Ohio and works as a Service Manager at Paitson Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning. Previously, Frank worked in corrections, serving on a member of the Special Operations Response Team for Corrections Corporation of America (now CoreCivic).  Frank is married with four children and enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.

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