Speaker’s Bureau

The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania offers a Speaker’s Bureau with a variety of presentations for your Lodge meeting. Below, you will find a list of speakers and topics available to you. 

Community Service
Education
Financial Planning & Investment
Freemasonry
History
Psychology
Religion & Theology
Writing

Community Service

Kathryn Jones

Topic(s): S.P.E.A.K.(Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids) is a nonprofit organization that provides educational information and opportunities for young adults, preparing them to enter society as productive, responsible members of their community. Focus areas: Drug prevention education, shadowing, cooking class, community service.

Contact Information:
Region: Philadelphia, PA
Email: jtslockout@aol.com
Phone: 215- 843-1987

  • Notice Required: 3 weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Outside of Philadelphia
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Education

Michael Moran

Topic(s): Scholarship, research, writing for publication, education, teaching, gerontology, Master Masonic Scholar Program

Contact Information:
Region: Lancaster, PA 
Email: mikeleemoran@gmail.com
Phone: 570-499-8456

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles, but can be flexible
  • Reimbursement: None

Kathryn Jones

Topic(s): S.P.E.A.K.(Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids) is a nonprofit organization that provides educational information and opportunities for young adults, preparing them to enter society as productive, responsible members of their community. Focus areas: Drug prevention education, shadowing, cooking class, community service.

Contact Information:
Region: Philadelphia, PA
Email: jtslockout@aol.com
Phone: 215- 843-1987

  • Notice Required: 3 weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Outside of Philadelphia
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Financial Planning & Investment

Alexander Cabot

Topic(s): 
Financial planning, investments and investment fraud, psychology of decision-making, human behavior

Contact Information:
Region: Phoenixville, PA
Email: afcabot@gmail.com
Phone: 484-459-4681

  • Notice Required: A few weeks is ideal, but I may be able to present on very short notice
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles from Phoenixville, PA 
  • Reimbursement: If the brethren so choose, a donation to a Masonic charity is always appreciated! 

Freemasonry

Leonard Bezar

Topic(s): Five Star General Hap Arnold – 33o Mason and architect of the U.S. Air Force, King Solomon’s Seals, Freemasonry during the Holocaust, Patriotic Flag programs by National Sojourners, Ben Franklin Chapter

Contact Information:
Region: King of Prussia, PA 
Email: Lbezar@comcast.net
Phone: 610-937-1625

  • Notice Required: Six to eight weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel:  40-60 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Craig “Buzz” Conroy

Topic(s): Aviation (black boxes and the story of why planes arrive safely), ESP & Freemasonry, the 17th President Andrew Johnson (Past Master, President and Patriot)

Contact Information:
Region: Gibsonia, PA 
Email: craigconroy@gmail.com
Phone: 724-443-6876

  • Notice Required: 30 days at minimum
  • Distance Willing to Travel: State-wide and nationally
  • Reimbursement: Yes, please contact speaker directly

Carl Flohr

Topic(s): PA Masonic Village, Chambersburg Masonic Temple

Contact Information:
Region: Chambersburg, PA
Email: carlrflohr@gmail.com
Phone: 717-552-0156

  • Notice Required: Availability to have date open
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50-100 miles
  • Reimbursement: None

William Hartman

Topic(s): Masonry

Contact Information:
Region: Philadelphia, PA
Email: hart951@aol.com
Phone: 215-519-5810

  • Notice Required: As far in advance as possible.
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Within home district
  • Reimbursement:Yes, please contact speaker directly

Jerry Hamilton

Topic(s): Freemasonry

Contact Information:
Region: Maple Glen, PA 
Email: Jhamilton806@comcast.net
Phone: 215-591-9594

  • Notice Required: 30 days
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Glenn Kurzenknabe

Topic(s): “Harry Truman, President and Mason” and “Installation Night at the Celestial Lodge”

Contact Information:
Region: New Cumberland, PA 
Email: k3swz@arrl.net
Phone: 717-774-1728

  • Notice Required: 1 week minimum 
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: None

Larry Miller

Topic(s): History, teachings and philosophy of Freemasonry; Motivational addresses on Freemasonry

Contact Information:
Region: Chambersburg, PA 
Email: landnmiller@comcast.net
Phone: 717-729-7617

  • Notice Required: 6 weeks minimum. Two months preferred. 
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Within 3 hours of Chambersburg, PA
  • Reimbursement: No reimbursement for speaking to Masonic groups

Michael Moran

Topic(s): Scholarship, research, writing for publication, education, teaching, gerontology, Master Masonic Scholar Program

Contact Information:
Region:Lancaster, PA
Email: mikeleemoran@gmail.com
Phone: 570-499-8456

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles, but can be flexible
  • Reimbursement:None

Barry Oppenheim

Topic(s): Entertaining subjects, such as “Things that aren’t There Anymore,” “Products that Succeeded in Failing,” and “Hollywood’s Vision of the American Cowboy”

Contact Information:
Region: Lower Gwynedd, PA
E-mail: varnishdoc@gmail.com
Phone: 215-313-2093

  • Notice Required: One to two weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 40 to 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Christopher Rodkey

Topic(s): Philosophy (history of ideas, ancient philosophy, Nietzsche, contemporary philosophy, feminism, ethics), Religious Studies and Theology (the Bible, Christian traditions, contemporary religious thought, world religions, Islam, new religious movements, Paul Tillich, Freemasonry and Religion), Freemasonry (Freemasonry and Religion, Lessing, Joseph Fort Newton, Holy Land Pilgrimage)

Contact Information:
Region: Dallastown, PA
Email: cdrodkey@yahoo.com
Phone: 717-824-6397

  • Notice Required: 3-12 months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 1 hour drive
  • Reimbursement: Not required, but please contact speaker directly

John Pyfer

Topic(s): Dan Beard Masonic Award

Contact Information:
Region: Lancaster, PA
Email: Jpyfer@comcast.net
Phone: 717-940-4585

  • Notice Required: 1 week
  • Distance Willing to Travel: One hour drive
  • Reimbursement: Travel time 

George Stephens

Topic(s): Dramatic interpretation of famous Freemasons (Theodore Roosevelt, John Philip Sousa, J.C. Penney, Francis Scott Key, Franklin Roosevelt, General Douglas MacArthur, Col. Harland Sanders – Kentucky Fried Chicken)

Contact Information:
Region: Falls, PA
Email: Gastephjr@msn.com
Phone: 570 388-2253

  • Notice Required: At least one month, but can be flexible in emergency situations
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50-75 miles
  • Reimbursement: Please contact the speaker directly

Edward Stumm

Topic(s): Brother Harry Truman, Masonic Children’s Home, fun & fellowship of being a Mason, Children’s Dyslexia Centers

Contact Information:
Region: New Holland, PA
Email: pmstumm@comcast.net
Phone: 717-354-5993

  • Notice Required: Five months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 75 miles
  • Reimbursement: Please contact the speaker directly

Chuck Vohs

Topic(s): PA Grand Lodge website, social media, technology, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Boy Scouts of America & Freemasonry, fly fishing

Contact Information:
Region: Mechanicsburg, PA
Email: fuzzie@vohslaw.com
Phone: 717-385-2570

  • Notice Required: Depends
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: None

Aaron White

Topic(s): Visiting lodges in foreign jurisdictions, traditional observance Freemasonry

Contact Information:
Region: Allentown, PA
Email: aaron.r.white@verizon.net
Phone: 610-703-4603

  • Notice Required: The more notice  the better. 
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 30 miles, more if given a mileage reimbursement
  • Reimbursement: Mileage over 30 miles. Please contact speaker directly.

History

Leonard Bezar

Topic(s): Five Star General Hap Arnold – 33o Mason and architect of the U.S. Air Force, King Solomon’s Seals, Freemasonry during the Holocaust, Patriotic Flag programs by National Sojourners, Ben Franklin Chapter

Contact Information:
Region: King of Prussia, PA
Email: Lbezar@comcast.net
Phone: 610-937-1625

  • Notice Required: Six to eight weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel:  40-60 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Craig “Buzz” Conroy

Topic(s): Aviation (black boxes and the story of why planes arrive safely), ESP & Freemasonry, the 17th President Andrew Johnson (Past Master, President and Patriot)

Contact Information:
Region: Gibsonia, PA
Email: craigconroy@gmail.com
Phone: 724-443-6876

  • Notice Required: 30 days at minimum
  • Distance Willing to Travel: State-wide and nationally
  • Reimbursement: Yes, please contact speaker directly

Glenn Kurzenknabe

Topic(s): “Harry Truman, President and Mason” and “Installation Night at the Celestial Lodge”

Contact Information:
Region: New Cumberland, PA 
Email: k3swz@arrl.net
Phone: 717-774-1728

  • Notice Required: 1 week minimum 
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: None

Larry Miller

Topic(s): History, teachings and philosophy of Freemasonry; Motivational addresses on Freemasonry

Contact Information:
Region: Chambersburg, PA
Email: landnmiller@comcast.net
Phone: 717-729-7617

  • Notice Required: 6 weeks minimum. Two months preferred. 
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Within 3 hours of Chambersburg, PA
  • Reimbursement: No reimbursement for speaking to Masonic groups

Barry Oppenheim

Topic(s): Entertaining subjects, such as “Things that aren’t There Anymore,” “Products that Succeeded in Failing,” and “Hollywood’s Vision of the American Cowboy.”

Contact Information:
Region: Lower Geynedd, PA 
E-mail:varnishdoc@gmail.com
Phone: 215-313-2093

  • Notice Required: One to two weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 40 to 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Christopher Rodkey

Topic(s): Philosophy (history of ideas, ancient philosophy, Nietzsche, contemporary philosophy, feminism, ethics), Religious Studies and Theology (the Bible, Christian traditions, contemporary religious thought, world religions, Islam, new religious movements, Paul Tillich, Freemasonry and Religion), Freemasonry (Freemasonry and Religion, Lessing, Joseph Fort Newton, Holy Land Pilgrimage)

Contact Information:
Region: Dallastown, PA
Email: cdrodkey@yahoo.com
Phone: 717-824-6397

  • Notice Required: 3-12 months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 1 hour drive
  • Reimbursement: Not required, but please contact speaker directly

George Stephens

Topic(s): Dramatic interpretation of famous Freemasons (Theodore Roosevelt, John Philip Sousa, J.C. Penney, Francis Scott Key, Franklin Roosevelt, General Douglas MacArthur, Col. Harland Sanders – Kentucky Fried Chicken)

Contact Information:
Region: Falls, PA
Email: Gastephjr@msn.com
Phone: 570-388-2253

  • Notice Required: At least one month, but can be flexible in emergency situations
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50-75 miles
  • Reimbursement: Please contact the speaker directly

Edward Stumm

Topic(s): Brother Harry Truman, Masonic Children’s Home, fun & fellowship of being a Mason, Children’s Dyslexia Centers

Contact Information:
Region: New Holland, PA
Email: pmstumm@comcast.net
Phone: 717-354-5993

  • Notice Required: Five months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 75 miles
  • Reimbursement: Please contact the speaker directly

Psychology

Alexander Cabot

Topic(s): 
Financial planning, investments and investment fraud, psychology of decision-making, human behavior

Contact Information:
Region: Phoenixville, PA
Email: afcabot@gmail.com
Phone: 484-459-4681

  • Notice Required: A few weeks is ideal, but I may be able to present on very short notice
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles from Phoenixville, PA 
  • Reimbursement: If the brethren so choose, a donation to a Masonic charity is always appreciated! 

Religion & Theology

Christopher Rodkey

Topic(s): Philosophy (history of ideas, ancient philosophy, Nietzsche, contemporary philosophy, feminism, ethics), Religious Studies and Theology (the Bible, Christian traditions, contemporary religious thought, world religions, Islam, new religious movements, Paul Tillich, Freemasonry and Religion), Freemasonry (Freemasonry and Religion, Lessing, Joseph Fort Newton, Holy Land Pilgrimage)

Contact Information:
Region: Dallastown, PA
Email: cdrodkey@yahoo.com
Phone: 717-824-6397

  • Notice Required: 3-12 months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 1 hour drive
  • Reimbursement: Not required, but please contact speaker directly

Writing

Michael Moran

Topic(s): Scholarship, research, writing for publication, education, teaching, gerontology, Master Masonic Scholar Program

Contact Information:
Region: Lancaster, PA
Email: mikeleemoran@gmail.com
Phone: 570-499-8456

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles, but can be flexible
  • Reimbursement: None