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What is Pathfinder?

Your journey and search for Masonic light began in the Blue Lodge. After you were raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason, the world of Freemasonry opened wide, providing many additional paths to pursue and explore. The Scottish Rite, NMJ extends the opportunity to journey to further light in Masonry through its twenty-nine degrees from the 4° through the 32°.

To help Scottish Rite, NMJ Brethren continue their quest for self-improvement, the Supreme Council offers you the Pathfinder Program.

Through participating in various activities and exploring the resources of the Scottish Rite, Pathfinder serves as a guide for 32° Scottish Rite Masons to uncover the road that best serves their needs and interests. A multitude of activities called Mile Markers lead you to discover the experiences, knowledge, and lifelong friendships that help you become the best version of the man you know you can be.

Whether you are a newly initiated 32° Scottish Rite Mason or have been a member for decades, there are many paths forward. Let Pathfinder help you find yours.

See the video and information below outlining how the program works and how you can take part.

Pathfinder Orientation

You can also join us every 2nd Wednesday at 7pm ET for our Pathfinder Orientation. We will provide an overview of the Pathfinder Program, How To Get Started, Updating Member Center, Program Completion and answer any questions you might have! Please visit the Pathfinder Dashboard in Member Center for more information.

Ask a Pathfinder Advisor!

If you need additional information or have further questions about the Pathfinder Program, we encourage you to contact your state Pathfinder Advisor via the directory below. These Brothers from around the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction can provide you direct support and answer any questions you may have.

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Pathfinder Advisors - State Directory

If you have any questions or need additional assistance on the Pathfinder Program, we encourage you to reach out to your Pathfinder Advisor. These are listed by state and geographic region. For any general program questions, you can email us at [email protected].

James N. "Jamie" Pearson, 32°
[email protected]

David J. Walters, 32°, HGA
[email protected]

Christopher J. Hathaway, 32°
[email protected]

Indiana (South)
James A. Buckhorn, 32°
[email protected]
Valleys: Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Evansville, George Rogers Clark

Indiana (North)
Charles J. Clampitt, 33°
[email protected]
Valleys: Fort Wayne, South Bend

Brian L. Ellis, 32°, HGA
[email protected]


Christopher M. Potts, 32°, HGA
[email protected]

New Hampshire
W. David Akridge, 32°
[email protected]

New Jersey
Mark E. Megee, 33°, MSA, HGA
[email protected]

New York
Praveen K. Anumolu, 32°, HGA
[email protected]

Ohio (West)
George E. Moore, 32°
[email protected]

Ohio (North)
John A. Trikouros, 32°
[email protected]

Pennsylvania (West)
Aaron J. "AJ" Antimary, 32°
[email protected]g
Valleys: Erie, Oil City, New Castle, Pittsburgh, and Uniontown

Pennsylvania (Central)
Lynn B. "Bud" Baker, 33°
[email protected]
Valleys: Altoona, Coudersport, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Towanda, and Williamsport

Pennsylvania (East)
Scott R. Hilsee, 33°
[email protected]
Valleys: Allentown, Bloomsburg, Philadelphia, Reading, and Scranton

Rhode Island

John R. Hogan, 32°
[email protected]

Wisconsin (West)
Derek S. Struss, 32°
[email protected]
Valleys: Eau Claire, La Crosse

Wisconsin (East)
Eric R. Falkner, 32°, HGA
[email protected]
Valleys: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay

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Pathfinder Field Book & Guide Book

When you are initiated as a 32° Scottish Rite, NMJ Brother, you will receive a Pathfinder Field Book. This Field Book provides the space for you to document your journey through the Scottish Rite and can serve as a keepsake of your experience.

Download Field Book Kit

Inside the cover of your Field Book is a QR code for you to obtain the Pathfinder Guide Book, an accompanying text that provides an overview of the Pathfinder program along with sections detailing each of the Waypoints and their respective Mile Markers.

Download Guide Book (V2022.3 Updated 7/1/22)

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Waypoints and Mile Markers

The Pathfinder program is intended to help acquaint you with the Scottish Rite, NMJ through participation and completion of a variety of activities across all areas of our fraternity. We refer to these activities as “Mile Markers.” To complete Pathfinder, you must complete thirty-two Mile Markers, across five categories, or what we call “Waypoints.”

Each Waypoint represents a different but equally important facet of our fraternity. The five Waypoints of the Pathfinder program are outlined below:

  • Organization
  • Self-Improvement
  • Valley Life
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Service & Philanthropy
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Upon completion of the Pathfinder program, members will have participated in most, if not all, facets of the Scottish Rite, NMJ. The Waypoints and Mile Markers in Pathfinder equip Brethren with the experience and knowledge they need to thrive as a 32° Scottish Rite Freemason.

With countless Mile Markers to choose from, members are invited to complete the Pathfinder program multiple times and explore different routes through the Scottish Rite. You’re bound to discover something new about the Scottish Rite, your Valley, and yourself each time!

As a celebration of their continued Scottish Rite journey, members will receive an awards box upon the successful completion of the Pathfinder program.