Albert Pike Consistory
Philip Palmer, Jr., 32° KCCH
Venerable Master of Kadosh
Brother Palmer was first introduced to Freemasonry by his father, Ill. Philip Palmer, Sr., 33°, who sponsored and initiated him at St. George’s Lodge, Sierra Leone, while he was serving as its Worshipful Master. He necessarily took some time off from Masonry while pursuing his education and, along the way, started a family of his own.
He graduated from the University of Maryland (“GO TERPS & FEAR THE TURTLE”) where he obtained both a bachelor’s & master’s degree. He currently works for a government contractor in McLean, VA where he is the Lead Talent Acquisition Specialist. He enjoys talking to and helping prospective candidates find jobs.
Brother Palmer affiliated with Fiat Lux Lodge No. 1717, where he served, in time, as the head of each of their three bodies: Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 2009, High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter in 2010, and Thrice Illustrious Master of the Council in 2011. He has also had the honor of serving as Grand Officers in the Grand Lodge, Grand Chapter, and Grand Council.
Brother Palmer lives in Bowie, Maryland with his wife and three children (two sons & one daughter). He asserts that his daughter, who is the youngest, constantly takes advantage of him, to the chagrin of his two sons.
He is an avid Liverpool FC football supporter followed by the Washington Redskins. He also enjoys helping coach his younger sons’ travelling soccer team in his spare time.
|Prior||Basil N. Mossaidis, 32°|
|Preceptor||Bradley D. Andrukitis, 32° KCCH|
|Chancellor||Maurice A. Scott, 32°|
|Minister of State||Richard L. Mendez, 32°|
|Prelate||Teddy T. Karefa-Smart, 32° KCCH|
|Master of Ceremonies||Dan K. Rapoport, 32° KCCH|
|Expert||Dmitriy O. Minin, 32°|
|Captain of the Guard||Edward J.M. Challita, 32°|
|Trustee||Ill. Donald C. Titus, 33°|
|Trustee-at-Large||Ill. Grant R. Berning, 33°|
|Ill. M. Russell Stogsdill, 33°||1982|
|Ill. William E. Chaney, Jr., 33°||1986|
|Ill. Arnold L. Flottman, Jr., 33°||1995|
|Ill. Leonard Proden, 33°||1997|
|Ill. Craig R. Lasher, 33°||1998|
|Ill. Roy E. Revis, 33°||2000|
|Ill. Sheldon Arpad, 33°||2001|
|Ill. Kenneth J. Collins, 33°||2002|
|Ill. John R. Garrison, 33°||2003|
|Ill. Charles H. Potter II, 33°||2004|
|Ill. Paul M. Bessel, 33°||2005|
|Ill. Roy P. Beyer, 33°||2006|
|Ill. Roman Volsky, 33°||2007|
|Richard J. Bautista, 32° KCCH||2008|
|Ill. Philip J. Palmer, Sr., 33°||2009|
|Ill. George S. Nicol, 33°||2010|
|David B. Akopian, 32° KCCH||2011|
|Patrick N. C. Nnaji, 32° KCCH||2012|
|Walter R. Hoenes, 32° KCCH||2013|
|Bruce D. French, 32° KCCH||2014|