Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master

S. Eugene Herrit

S. Eugene Herritt

Bro. S. Eugene Herritt is a Past Master of Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315 and served as District Deputy Grand Master for District 3, 2006-2011; as a Representative in Grand Lodge, 1980-2005; and as a member of the Committee on Academy of Masonic Knowledge, 2007-present. He has been a member of the Masonic Village’s Board of Directors, 2011-present; a Trustee of the Masonic Charities Fund and Director of the Masonic Library and Museum. He is a Past Lodge Chairman for the Masonic Culture Committee.

Bro. Gene graduated from Clarion University and from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education, respectively. A retired teacher, he has taught as an adjunct professor of Marketing at Shippensburg University’s John L. Grove School of Business. He has served as a successful sales representative for 3M Co., a sales executive with The Beistle Co., and is currently a sales executive with Fortney Packages.

He is a member of the Council of Trustees of Shippensburg University. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Adams Electric Cooperative and the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association; he has also served as Chairman of both organizations.

Bro. Gene and his wife, Sally, live in Shippensburg and have a daughter, Andrea, and a grandson, Lyric. Sally is the Executive Director of the Chambersburg Community Theatre. The Herritts enjoy traveling, and while Bro. Gene enjoys reading, Sally enjoys gardening and cooking.

Bro. Gene is a member of George Washington Royal Arch Chapter No. 176, George Washington Council No. 66 and Continental Commandery No. 56. He is a Past Sovereign Prince of Harrisburg Council, Princes of Jerusalem of the Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg; a Past President of the Shippensburg Scottish Rite Club; and is a member of Zembo Shrine. He also belongs to the York Conclave, Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine; First Capital No. 156, York Rite College; Franklin County High Twelve Club No. 726; and Valley Forest No. 145, Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He served as Sovereign Master of Constans Council No. 239 Allied Masonic Degrees in 2013; is a member of the Worshipful Society of Freemasons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plasterers and Bricklayers, Allentown; and served as Worshipful Master of the Pennsylvania Lodge of Research in 2011. He is a member of Rosicrucians, is an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33˚, and was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden

Thomas Gamon IV

Thomas Gamon, IV

Bro. Thomas Gamon IV is a Past Master of Perkiomen Lodge No. 595, Red Hill, and served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 40, 2002-2008; as a Representative in Grand Lodge and an Aide to the Grand Master, 2012-2013; and as a member of the Masonic Education Committee, 2010-2011.

Bro. Tom graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School, earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminology from the Montgomery County Community College and completed his Pennsylvania state apprenticeship in the electrical field. He is self-employed as President of Gamon Electric, Inc., a full-service electrical contracting firm which he started in 1986. A member of Lower Frederick Fire Company since 1975, he served as Fire Chief from 1984-2002 and from June 2012-present. He has earned several professional certifications and licenses and serves on a variety of committees as an electrical contractor and with the fire department.

Bro. Tom and his wife, Cheryl, live in Schwenksville and are members of the Jerusalem Lutheran Evangelical Church. Bro. Tom enjoys hunting, woodworking, motorcycles and classic cars. Cheryl helps with the family business and enjoys growing, arranging and selling flowers and produce at their seasonal stand. She also enjoys antiques and is involved in the local women’s civic club. They are the proud parents of Bro. Thomas V and Danielle and the grandparents of Shelby Elizabeth and Thomas VI

Bro. Tom is a member of Pottstown Royal Arch Chapter No. 198; Excelsior Mark Lodge No. 216; Constantine Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; Palenstine Council No. 8, Royal Select and Master Masons; Nativity Commandery No. 71; Lu Lu Shriners; PA Lodge of Research; and Perkiomen Valley High Twelve Club No. 670. In the Valley of Reading, he served as Thrice Potent Master, 2012-2013; as Secretary and President of the Good Fellowship Club; and as Director of the Dyslexia Learning Center, 2009-2011. He is an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33°. He is also a charter member of Hiram’s Scottish Riders Motorcycle Club and Gnothi Seauton AMD Council.

Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden

Jeffrey Wonderling

Jeffrey M. Wonderling

Bro. Jeffrey M. Wonderling is a Past Master of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 346. He is also a charter member of Lodge Ad Lucem No. 812 and a member of the Pennsylvania Lodge of Research. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 30th Masonic District, 2000-2005, as Principal of the 30th Masonic District School of Instruction and as a member of the Masonic Villages Board of Directors, 2007-2014.

Bro. Jeff graduated from Gateway Senior High School and the LaDolce Academy of Real Estate. He is employed by Flynn’s Tire Group as a Territorial Manager and has specialized in business development for over 30 years.

He served on the board of directors for CDS Building Corporation, as well as Chairman of its Capital Campaign; is a member of the Builders Council for the Endowment of the Pittsburgh Center for Dyslexia; and co-founded the outdoor “Meeting in the Hills” in 1998. He is a recipient of the Grand Lodge Century Award, the Grand Master’s Outstanding Service Award and the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Bro. Jeff and his wife, Sharon, are members of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Delmont, where he has served on Church Council, the Mutual Ministry Committee and chaired two capital campaigns. He serves on the Finance Committee and as Assisting Minister. He also served on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association of Westmoreland County and serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania. He also served as Vice President of Crawfoot Rod & Gun Club and a member of the Police Rod & Gun Club.

Bro. Jeff has two stepsons, Thomas and Michael Bahney, and two grandchildren, Julia and Dylan Bahney, whom he and Sharon enjoy watching dance and play ice hockey. The Wonderlings are loyal Pittsburgh sports fans. They have two sporting dogs, Chloe and Kelly. Bro Jeff enjoys shooting sporting clays, hunting and fishing in his free time. A retired title clerk, Sharon is also active in Amaranth and Eastern Star.

Bro. Jeff is a past Most Excellent High Priest, Connellsville Royal Arch Chapter No. 283; a member of Red Cross of Constantine, U.S. Premier Conclave, Kedron Commandery No. 18; Elected Thrice Potent Master, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection 1998; a member of the Valley of Pittsburgh; Elected Most Wise Master of Pittsburgh Chapter of Rose Croix and Second Lieutenant Commander, Pittsburgh Consistory; and is an Honorary Member of Supreme Council, 33°. He is also a member of the Builders Council for the Endowment of the Pittsburgh Center for Dyslexia. He is a member of the Syria Shrine; Caravan No. 8; Caravan No. 20; Royal Order of Jesters, Court No. 2; Royal Order of Scotland; and Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Westmoreland Forest No. 77. He is a Past Worthy Patron of Forbes Chapter No. 524, O.E.S.; a member of Irwin Chapter No. 400, O.E.S; and a Past Royal Patron of Jeannette Court No. 25, Order of the Amaranth.

Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer

Jeffrey W. Coy

Jeffrey W. Coy

Bro. Jeffrey W. Coy is a Past Master and past Trustee of Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315. He was installed as the R.W. Grand Treasurer on Dec. 27, 2003. He serves as Trustee of the Masonic Charities Fund, Administrator of the Pension Fund, Trustee of the Consolidated Fund, Director of the Library and Museum and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Masonic Villages. He also has served the Grand Lodge as the Grand Organist for the Central Pennsylvania area.

Bro. Jeff served 11 terms as State Representative for the 89th Legislative District of Franklin and Cumberland counties, having been elected to his first two-year term in 1982. He then served on the Chesapeake Bay Commission and as a Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. He is Vice Chairman of the Orrstown Bank and is a member of many other community organizations.

A graduate of Shippensburg University, Bro. Jeff is a former Chairman of the Shippensburg University Board of Trustees. In 2004, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Bro. Jeff and his wife, Jo Anne, live in Shippensburg. They are members of Memorial Lutheran Church, where he has been the organist for more than 40 years. Jo Anne volunteers as President of the Shippensburg Public Library and enjoys playing golf and gardening.

Bro. Jeff has been the Choir Director for the Valley of Harrisburg A.A.S.R., and is an Active Member of the Supreme Council, 33˚. He is a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, George Washington Royal Arch Chapter No. 176, George Washington Council No. 66, Continental Commandery No. 56, the Royal Order of Scotland and Red Cross of Constantine.

Bro. Jeff is a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor and was awarded the Pennsylvania Franklin Medal by R.W. Past Grand Master Thomas K. Sturgeon during the 2009 Annual Communication.

Right Worshipful Grand Secretary

Mark A. Haines

Mark A. Haines

Bro. Mark A. Haines is a Past Master of Reading Lodge No. 549 and is a dual member of Teutonia Lodge No. 367. He served as District Deputy Grand Master for the 7th Masonic District from 1998-2005. He was installed as the R.W. Grand Secretary on Dec. 27, 2005. Previously, he was employed as Deputy Grand Secretary and held various management positions within the insurance industry.

Bro. Haines graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Business Administration.

He and his wife, Karen, have five children and two granddaughters. They live in West Lawn and attend Peace Lutheran Church. Karen works as a teaching aide, and in their spare time, they enjoy going to football games and spending time with their family.

Bro. Mark is a member of the PA Lodge of Research. He is a Past Most Excellent High Priest of Reading Royal Arch Chapter No. 152 and is a member of Creigh Council No. 16, Royal and Select Masters; Reading Commandery No. 9; a Past Puissant Sovereign of Constantine Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; and a Past Master of Excelsior Mark Lodge No. 216. Bro. Haines is a Past Thrice Potent Master and Trustee of Reading Lodge of Perfection, a member of the Valley of Reading and is an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33°. He is a Past President of the Director’s Staff of Rajah Shrine and a member of Fellowship High Twelve Club No. 669.

An Advisor for the Reading Chapter, Order of DeMolay, Bro. Haines was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He also served as an Advisor for Reading Assembly, International Order of The Rainbow for Girls.