Brownsville Chapter #495 Royal Arch Masons


Chartered in 1998


Chapter Officers 2016 - 2017

Most Excellent High Priest                         Jaime Ibarra, PHP

Excellent King                                                Robert E. Wooten, PHP
Excellent Scribe                                             Elmer R. "Pete" Mitchell, PHP

Excellent Treasurer                                        Jesus G. Morales, PHP

Excellent Secretary                                        Fabriel Cisneros, PHP

Captain of the Host                                       Joe Rodriguez

Principal Sojourner                                       Efren Chapa

Royal Arch Captain                                       Steven Herrera

Master of the 1st Veil                                    Omar Chavez

Master of the 2nd Veil                                   Michael Kuhlmann, PHP

Master of the 3rd Veil                                    Dillon Vanderford, PHP

Guard                                                                Keith Spencer



Stated Meeting: 2nd  Thursdays at 7 PM.

Meetings held at the Location: Rio Grande Lodge #81

Location: 1131 E. Jefferson Brownsville, TX



            In Ancient Craft Masonry there were three degrees to include the Holy Royal Arch. The Holy Royal Arch was conferred upon on Masters of Lodges Only. Today the degree has been separated and is part of the York Rite. It is in the Royal Arch Degree that the “Lost Word” of a Master Mason is recovered. These degrees complete the Ancient Craft Masonry that was begun when the candidate first entered the inner door of a Masonic Lodge.



Contact:  Secretary-

Michael Kuhlmann PHP


Updated: June 13, 2011