ABOUT Bro. Christopher L.
He is a Past
Master of Broad Ripple
Lodge #643 and of Lodge
Vitruvian #767, Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Indiana. He is a member of
Delaware Lodge #46 in
Muncie, Indiana, and an honorary member of Ancient Landmarks Lodge #319
and Logan Lodge #575, both in Indianapolis, and
African Lodge #459, Prince
Hall Affiliation, in Boston, Massachusetts.
He is a member of Indianapolis Chapter #5 Royal Arch Masons,
Indianapolis Council #2 Cryptic Masons (Royal and Select Masters), and
Raper Commandery #1 Knights Templar. Chris is a 32° Mason in the
Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Valley, and a charter member of Allied
Masonic Degrees Imhotep Council #434. He is also member of the Ancient
Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Murat Oasis in Indianapolis, and the
Madison County Shrine Club in Anderson, Indiana.
He is a member of the Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research, the
Philalethes Society, the
Southern California Research Lodge, the Iowa Research Lodge No. 2, the
Research Society, the Grand College of Rites of the
United States of America, and the Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle.
Chris is the editor and a co-author of
"Laudable Pursuit: A 21st Century Response to Dwight Smith", and is
a member of the
Knights of the North, a
Masonic leadership organization. He has written for
Templar History, and the
Indiana Freemason magazine on both Masonic history and current
practices, and has reported on Masonic customs in the UK, France and
He is a moderator for
Hiram's Forum, a Masonic internet project of the Grand Lodge of
Indiana, an Indianapolis Masonic Temple Board representative, a
member of the Grand Lodge Technology Committee, and chairman of the
Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education.
He has received the Grand Master of Indiana's Award for
distinguished service in bringing the
Masonic Angel Fund
program to Indiana in 2003; the President's Award from the
Philalethes Society in 2003; the Distinguished Service Medal from
the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of Indiana in 2006; and the
Duane E. Anderson Excellence in Masonic Education Award from the
Grand Lodge of Minnesota in 2006.
He is a member of the Rosslyn Chapel Trust, the Heartland Film Festival,
the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana Historic Landmarks
Foundation, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, and a lifetime member
of the Indiana Railway Museum.
Chris is an alumnus of Brebeuf Jesuit High School in Indianapolis. He
has attended Indiana University, the University of Southern California,
Los Angeles Valley College, California State University at Northridge,
and Indiana/Purdue University at Indianapolis.
He has spent more than twenty years in advertising as a commercial
filmmaker for Dean Crow
Productions, editing more than 700 commercials, music videos and
feature films. He has written scripts for corporate and non-profit
clients, and his voice has appeared in many television and radio
He is also the author of the monthly feature,
A Pilgrim's Progress: Rustic Tales of
an Organic Greenhorn in
Texas Home Gardener Magazine.
He and his wife Alice, an author in her own right, are approaching their
30th year of being positively besotted with each other, and in their
copious free time, they own and manage an apartment complex in Anderson,
Indiana. They live with their very French poodle, Wiley, in
Solomon's Builders: Freemasons,
Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C. is
available from Ulysses Press.
His newest book, The Templar Code For
Dummies, co-written with Alice Von Kannon, is due in stores July