2018 Lodge Officers

Worshipful Master - Chris Chopp

Chris Chopp is a long time resident of the St. Cloud area graduate of Tech high school, St. Cloud State University and the University Minnesota Morris. He has over 25yrs experience teaching Social Studies for St. Cloud ISD #742 at McKinley ALC. He also is a licensed Realtor working together with his lovely wife, Karen, at the Coldwell Banker Burnet in St. Cloud. Since joining Freemasonry in 2011, Chris has become very active in North Star Lodge #23 as editor of the monthly newsletter, The Craftsman, and now after serving in several chairs, he’s currently Master of the lodge. He also joined the Scottish Rite of St. Paul advancing to the 32nd degree, as well as York Rite where he advanced to become a Knights Templar. Finally, Chris joined Osman Shrine and after serving as the St. Cloud Shrine Club president, now carries on as Secretary Treasurer of the St. Cloud Zagalas. His motto: "The deed is in the doing!"


Secretary - Andrew Harmer


Treasurer - Jesse Hopkins-Hoel

A Mason since 2009, and raised a Master Mason and full member of North Star Lodge #23 in 2010, Brother Jesse was installed an officer the very next week. He progressed through the officer positions and had the honor of being elected to lead the membership as Master in its 157th year in 2014. Jesse was born, raised and educated in central Minnesota. He and his family enjoy the life and activities of a Minnesotan in all its seasons, including biking, camping, fishing (yes, ice fishing, especially), hunting and skiing, to name a few.


Senior Warden - Justin Brown


Junior Warden - AJ Schneller


Senior Deacon - Scott Finken


Junior Deacon - Don Jones


Senior Steward - Steve Anderson


Junior Steward - Mike Tolefson


Chaplain - Peter Bauer

Peter was raised as a Master Mason in North Star Lodge #23 in 2009, Peter spent the next few years in various roles around the Lodge enjoying his time as he began to gain a better understanding of Masonry would be for him. He eventually did join the officer line and had the honor of being elected as Master in 2016. Peter was born and raised in Lansing, KS but moved to central MN shortly after High School. His true joy in life is spending time with his family and friends most especially his wife Micky and their 4 beautiful daughters.


Tyler - Wade Anderson


Marshall - James Barnett


Leo Ron Johnson