Grand Lodge Officers

The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

Larry A. Derr

Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master, Larry A. Derr

Brother Larry A. Derr is a Past Master of Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551, Mount Joy. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District 1, 2009-2017; Representative in the Grand Lodge, 2005-2008; and on the Building Committee for his lodge. He currently serves on the Masonic Villages Board of Directors, 2017-present, and as R.W. Liaison of the Blood and Organ Donor Committee, the Committee on Masonic Education and the Academy of Masonic Knowledge. He is also a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Larry is a graduate of Manheim Central High School and Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and Drafting. After 40 years of construction management in commercial masonry, he retired
as Vice President.

Larry served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers #5 and the
Lancaster County Vocational Technology Group. He was Past Chairman of the Apprentice Committee for the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and served on the Board of Advisors for the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Larry enjoyed coaching youth baseball for the Mount Joy Athletic Association and is currently Vice Chairman of the Mount Joy Borough Water Authority.

Larry and his wife, Rochelle, live in Mount Joy and are the proud parents of a son, Dustin M. Derr. They are members of Saint John’s Lutheran Church, where Larry was involved with the building committee.

Robert Brink

Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden, Robert D. Brink

Brother Robert D. Brink is a Past Master of Saucon Lodge No. 469, Coopersburg, PA. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 9, 2012-2015, and as District Deputy Grand Master at Large, 2015-2019. He has served on the Grand Lodge Committees on Publications, Appeals, Fraternal Recognition, Internet Services and Finance.

Rob graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Penn State University with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his career at AT&T Microelectronics, Allentown, and worked in a variety of positions in the telecommunication semiconductor industry for 22 years. He currently manages family businesses.

Rob and his wife, Allison, reside in Coopersburg and are the proud parents of two adult daughters, Kathryn and Rachael.

PJ Roup

Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden, PJ Roup

Brother PJ Roup is a Past Master of Plum Creek Lodge No. 799 and a warrant member of Lodge Ad Lucem No. 812, both of Pittsburgh. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 54, from 2007-2016. He is an Honorary Member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

PJ graduated from the Plum Borough School District and Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. He owns Dreamscape Video Productions, which he founded in 2004, and is the Editor of The Northern Light, the magazine of the Scottish Rite, NMJ.

PJ is a member of Beulah Presbyterian Church, where he was a long-time member of the choir and Moderator of the Board of Deacons.

In his spare time, he enjoys golf, mountain biking, fly fishing, cooking and creative writing.

PJ resides in Churchill, PA, with his wife, Gail.

Adam C. Heese

Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer, Adam C. Heese

Brother Adam C. Heese is a Past Master and past Trustee of Melita Lodge No. 295, Philadelphia, and is a dual member of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 346, Connellsville. He has served as a member of the Masonic Villages Board of Directors since 2012 and is Chairman of the Finance and Gift Planning Committee.

Adam is a member of the Grand Lodge Committee on Finance and Committee on Lodge Loans. He serves as Chairman of the Trustees of Title to the Masonic Temple and other Real Estate of the Grand Lodge, is a Trustee of the Consolidated Fund and Trustee of the Masonic Charities Fund.

Adam is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and is employed as a Senior Manager of International Tax in Latrobe, PA. He has previously held positions with Deloitte & Touche and Air Products & Chemicals.

Adam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Master of Science in Taxation from American University.

Adam and his wife, Kelly, reside in Latrobe with their four children. He enjoys being involved in his children’s activities, including serving as a leader for his sons’ cub scout pack and volunteering with their sports-related activities. He also enjoys DIY projects around the home and garden, shooting sporting clays and traveling with his family.

Mark A. Haines

Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, Mark A. Haines

Brother Mark A. Haines is a Past Master of Reading Lodge No. 549 and is a dual member of Teutonia Lodge No. 367, both of West Reading. He served as District Deputy Grand Master for the 7th Masonic District from 1998-2005. He serves as Trustee of the Masonic Charities Fund, Trustee of the Consolidated Fund, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Masonic Library and Museum and the Masonic Villages.

Mark served as an advisor for the Reading Chapter, Order of DeMolay, and was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He also served as an advisor for Reading Assembly, International Order of The Rainbow for Girls.

Mark graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Business Administration.

Prior to being installed as R.W. Grand Secretary on Dec. 27, 2005, he was employed as Deputy Grand Secretary and held various management positions within the insurance industry. Mark was awarded the Pennsylvania Franklin Medal by R.W. Past Grand Master Stephen Gardner during the 2009 Annual Communication.

Mark and his wife, Karen, have five children and four grandchildren. They live in West Lawn and attend Peace Lutheran Church. In their spare time, they enjoy going to football games and spending time with their family.


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