Past Masters of Enlightenment Lodge #198
2018 - Gerald P. Underwood
*2017 - Acting Master*
Worshipful Brother Gerald (Jerry) Underwood was born in Escondido, California and raised in both Oregon and Iowa. WB Jerry began his Masonic journey at Ramah Lodge #165, Ramah, Colorado in November, 2009. After being Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason in March, 2010, he petitioned for the degrees of Scottish Rite where he is a 32° KCCH, Past Master of the Lodge of Perfection, and Director of Degrees for the Southern Colorado Consistory. WB Jerry is also very active in the York Rite and serves as the Scribe in the Royal Arch Chapter #6, Principal Conductor of the Work in Zabud Council #8, and Captain General in the Pikes Peak Commandery #6. He is a Frater of the Colorado College of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis, The Grand College of Rites of the United States of America, and a member of the Scottish Rite Research Society. In 2017, WB Jerry was inducted the Royal Order of Scotland, Gofannin Council #315, Allied Masonic Degrees and the Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon.
WB Jerry’s principle areas of research include Pythagoreanism, Rosicrucian Doctrine, Templarism, Illuminism, Kabbalah, Alchemy, and Gnostic Christianity. In 2013, WB Jerry published his graduate Thesis entitled: “The Silent Revolution: Exploring the Rise of Secret Societies in 18th Century Europe and their Influence on Colonial American Government” at Regis University, Denver.
WB Jerry has been a member of Enlightenment Lodge #198 since September, 2010.
2016 - David Coberly
2014-2015 - Scott Casey
Worshipful Brother Scott Casey was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Centurion Daylight Lodge #195, in Monument, Colorado. He affiliated with Enlightenment Lodge #198 in 2008, and served as its Worshipful Master in 2014 & 2015. Fully engaged as a Freemason, WB Scott is an active member of the Scottish Rite as well as the York Rite Chapter, Council and Commandery, and a Frater of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis. His personal areas of interest include the studies of Gnosticism, Martinism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Hermeticism. He has also studied Kaballah at length with the Kaballah Centre.
2012-2013 - Raymond H. Dunn, Jr.
Worshipful Brother Ray Dunn was Initiated, Passed and Raised in 1997 in Phoenix Lodge #8, Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is a member of Enlightenment Lodge #198, El Paso #13, and East Denver #160, and Past Master of Enlightenment Lodge #198 in 2012 and 2013. WB Dunn is a 32° KCCH in the Scottish Rite, Past Secretary of the Colorado Springs Masonic Bodies, and served as the Director of the Degrees and Reunion General for the Southern Colorado Consistory from 2007-2013. He has served the Colorado Springs York Rite Bodies as King (Chapter), Deputy Master (Council), and Generalissimo (Commandery), and received honor of Knight Ish Sodi (Grand Council Cryptic Masons of Colorado) in 2013. WB Dunn is a Frater of the Colorado College of the SRICF. He has been a student of the esoteric mysteries for numerous years. His primary areas of study and research are Hermetic philosophy, Kabbalah, Alchemy, Gnosticism, and Esoteric Christianity. He often travels to Lodges and provides education presentations on Freemasonry and other esoteric subjects. WB Ray Dunn is currently serving as Senior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Colorado, A.F. & A.M.
2010-2011 - G. Cliff Porter
Cliff Porter is a founding member and Past Master of Enlightenment Lodge 198 in Colorado where he works as a homicide detective. Cliff Porter is also recognized nationally for his work in teaching and presenting on the areas of subconscious communications as it relates to personal interactions and communications. He has worked cases gaining international attention, been featured by the Biography Channel, and has lectured Internationally for the United States government and military, state and local law enforcement, private corporations, churches, and spiritual centers. He has had published a number of writings and is the author of the books The Secret Psychology of Freemasonry: Alchemy, Gnosis and the Science of the Craft, Masonic Baptism: A Postmodern Ritual for an Ancient Craft, and 10 Easy Steps to Being a Heretic.
2008-2009 - Karl Hinkle
A native of Waco, Texas, Most Worshipful Brother Karl Hinkle grew up in Colorado Springs. MWB Karl began his Masonic journey in 1992 while living in Omaha, Nebraska, and continued following his return to Colorado Springs. He is a Past Master of El Paso Lodge #13.
MWB Karl was the charter Worshipful Master of Enlightenment Lodge #198, serving our Lodge while it operated under dispensation in 2007, and through our first two years under charter during 2008 and 2009. He also holds plural membership in Blackhawk Lodge #11 and is an associate member in Lodge of Living Stones #4957 in Leeds, England.
Karl has been honored to be coroneted a 33rd degree Inspector General Honorary in the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction, and currently serves as Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Colorado for the Valley of Colorado Springs / Pueblo. MWB Karl has received the designation of KYCH in the York Rite, is a member of Al Kaly Shrine, and has been admitted to numerous invitational Masonic bodies.
Enlightenment Lodge No. 198 Past Master's Jewel