Our Officers

Sarasota Lodge No. 147 Officer Line for 2021

Stephen Garcia

Stephen Garcia-Morales

33 years old, from Arecibo, PR

Worshipful Master

The senior officer of a Masonic Lodge is the Master, normally addressed and referred to as the "Worshipful Master". The Worshipful Master sits in the East of the lodge room, chairs all of the business of his lodge, and is vested with considerable powers without further reference to the members. He also presides over ritual and ceremonies.

Chuck Wolbert, III

Charles Wolbert, III

62 years old, from Pittsburgh, PA

Senior Warden

The Senior Warden is the second of the three principal officers of a lodge, and is the Master's principal deputy. Under some constitutions, if the Worshipful Master is absent then the Senior Warden presides at meetings as "acting Master", and may act for the Master in all matters of lodge business.

Chris Burns

Christopher Burns

46 Years Old From Buffalo, NY

Junior Warden

The third of the principal officers is the Junior Warden. The Junior Warden is charged with the supervision of the Lodge while it is "at refreshment" (in recess for meals or other social purposes). The Junior Warden presides if both the Master and the Senior Warden are absent. 

Andrew Gluchov , PM

Andrew Gluchov , PM

37 years old, from Cleveland, Ohio

Treasurer

The role of the Treasurer is to keep the accounts, collect annual dues from the members, pay bills, and forward annual dues to the Grand Lodge.

Randy Currier

Randall Currier

54 from Sarasota, Fl

Secretary

The Secretary's official duties include issuing the summons (a formal notice of an impending meeting, with time, date and agenda), recording meeting minutes, completing statistical returns to the Grand Lodge, and advising the Worshipful Master on matters of procedure. 

David Parker

David Parker, Jr.

Chaplain

The principal duty of the Chaplain is to lead prayer before and after the lodge meeting, and to say grace while the lodge is at dinner.

Petar Sibinkic

W:. Petar Sibinkic

Marshal

The office of 'Marshal' is quite common in the United States, but not in other countries. In some jurisdictions where it is found, the title is simply an alternative for 'Director of Ceremonies' 

Jeffrey Bucholtz

Jeffrey Bucholtz

38 years old, from Sarasota, USA

Senior Deacon

The principal duties of the Senior Deacon are to conduct candidates around the Lodge and speak for them during certain ceremonies, to attend the Worshipful Master as needed and to carry his orders to the Senior Warden.

Zach Wiegele

Zach Wiegele

Junior Deacon

The office and duties of Junior Deacon are similar in many respects to that of Senior Deacon, to attend the Senior Warden, and carry messages to the Junior Warden.

Joseph Odonnell

Joseph O'Donnell

Senior Steward

Stewards fulfill a number of junior assistant roles. There is considerable variance, even within the same jurisdiction, as to the precise roles played by Stewards. Some of their common duties could include the following:

  • Stewards are often tasked with an understudy role to fill the position of the Senior Deacon or Junior Deacon, in their absence.
  • When a degree ceremony is performed, one or more Steward(s) may be required to assist the two Deacons in conducting the candidates around the temple.
Jesse Whisenant

Jesse Whisenant

53 from Sarasota, Fl

Junior Steward

Stewards fulfill a number of junior assistant roles. There is considerable variance, even within the same jurisdiction, as to the precise roles played by Stewards. Some of their common duties could include the following:

  • Stewards are often tasked with an understudy role to fill the position of the Senior Deacon or Junior Deacon, in their absence.
  • When a degree ceremony is performed, one or more Steward(s) may be required to assist the two Deacons in conducting the candidates around the temple.
Carlos Velazquez

Carlos Velazquez

Tyler

The 'Tyler' (sometimes spelled 'Tiler') is sometimes known as the 'Outer Guard' of the lodge. His duty is to guard the door (from the outside), with a drawn sword, and ensure that only those who are duly qualified manage to gain entry into the lodge meeting. 

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