Our Six 2022 Symposium Speakers
R∴W∴ Robert Johnson
We welcome Right Worshipful Robert Johnson back to the Southeastern Masonic Education Symposium! R∴W∴ Johnson’s presentation on Esoterics 101 at our 2020 symposium was a hit. We look forward to what he will be presenting this year!
Philosophy is at the core of what Robert is after. Having grown up in Italy and being exposed to the culture and much of the renaissance art and literature, Freemasonry became a natural place for him to gravitate toward. He is an avid musician and writer. He’s written for several print magazines and blogs on subjects ranging from Firearms and Medical Ethics to Theology and Comparative Religions. Robert's primary studies are in philosophy and mathematics. He also holds an honorary Doctorate Degree in Philosophy in Religion. Currently, Robert works as an executive in the medical industry. He received his degrees from Waukegan Lodge No. 78, becoming Worshipful Master in 2014. He’s since served as both a District Education Officer and a District Deputy Grand Master. He currently serves on the Grand Lodge of Illinois' Education Committee and is the Grand Superintendent for the Allied Masonic Degrees for Illinois. He is also the author of How to Charter a Lodge: A No-Nonsense, Unsanctioned Guide and co-author of It's Business Time: Adapting a Corporate Path for Freemasonry, and The Master's Word, A Short Treatise on the Light, the Word and the Self. He has also republished other various works.
W∴ Chris Williams
We welcome W∴ Chris Williams to the Southeastern Masonic Education Symposium! This will be his first time with us at our symposium and we look forward to his presentation!
Worshipful Chris Williams is sitting for the second time as Worshipful Master at Belleview Lodge No. 95. He has served three years as District Committeeman for Membership Development, two for Masonic Leadership Training, and is a current Zone Chair for MLT. He enjoys teaching, education presentations, catechism instruction, ritual, and will be the incoming District Instructor.
He is a member of the York Rite, Scottish Rite, Amaranth, High 12, Low 12, the District Association for District 12, and Eastern Star. Chris and his son Mason are heavily involved in the DeMolay and he serves as the Personal Rep for Zone 2. He was also featured in the Masonic Roundtable podcast on episode 314 where he spoke on his qualitative data study on retention rates for volunteer organizations.
In his spare time he enjoys kayaking with his son, traveling, and leads and plays in his church worship team. He is also a retired law enforcement officer, certified instructor, and a first generation Freemason who loves the fraternity, and plans on beginning a long family legacy of dedicated Brothers.
R∴W∴ Christian Moore
We welcome R∴W∴ Christian Moore to the Southeastern Masonic Education Symposium! This will be his first time with us at our symposium and we look forward to his presentation!
Right Worshipful Christian Moore is the immediate Past Master of the Texas Lodge of Research and a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas’ Committee on Fraternal Relations (2022-2029). He is also a Past Master of Caledonia Lodge No. 68 and Robert Burns Lodge No. 127. He is a former District Deputy Grand Master and District Instructor for District No. 33 in Texas. He is an Honorary Past District Grand Orator under the District Grand Lodge of Barbados & The Eastern Caribbean, UGLE and is a member and honored in numerous appendant and allied orders. Right Worshipful Moore is also the current Executive Director for DeMolay International.
Brother Chris Ruli
We welcome Brother Chris Ruli to the Southeastern Masonic Education Symposium! This will be his first time with us at our symposium and we look forward to his presentation!
Brother Chris Ruli is a writer, author, and scholar on Freemasonry in Washington, D.C. He has served as the Grand Historian and Librarian of the Grand Lodge of D.C., The Valley of Washington (A.A.S.R), and York Rite Bodies of Washington. His research has been featured in Masonic and non-Masonic publications, including Philalethes, Heredom, Plumbline, Scottish Rite Journal, and the D.C. Historical Society. He has recently been recognized for his efforts to digitize collections of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdictions. He is a member of Federal Lodge No. 1 and Potomac Lodge No. 5 of Washington and serves as a conservator and historian for the George Washington Gavel. W. Brother Ruli’s research focuses on the Masonic history of Washington, D.C.
Brother John “Coach” Nagy
We welcome Brother John “Coach” Nagy back to the Southeastern Masonic Education Symposium! Brother Nagy’s presentation at our 2020 symposium was a hit. We look forward to what he will be presenting this year!
Brother John S. Nagy is a 32 Degree Mason , Lodge Musician , recipient of the 2014 Duane E. Anderson Award for Excellence in Masonic Education and Masonic Education provider to Lodges that support his efforts to share. John has spoken, trained and facilitated at Blue Lodges , Grand Lodges , Table Lodges & Festive Boards , Research Lodges and Grand Lodge Breakout Sessions , Leadership Conferences , Scottish Rite Valleys , Masonic College Convocations and ZOOM calls throughout the United States and Canada. He has been engaged in speaking activities since 1989. He is also author of the “Building Better Builders Series” of Uncommon Masonic Education books and videos. John’s books: Building Hiram, Building Boaz, Building Athens, Building Janus, Building Perpends, Building Ruffish, Building Cement, Building Free Men, The Craft Unmasked! The Uncommon Origin of Freemasonry and its Practice, The Journeyman Papers, A Brother Asks – Volume 1 and The Craft Perfected! Actualizing our Craft, The Light in the Garden, his videos, his interviews and his Uncommon Masonic Education Workshops cover aspects of Masonry designed to Build Better Builders. His materials have been Grand Lodge authorized for use as supplemental Masonic Education. Coach Nagy’s materials are used to instruct Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite and York Rite Candidates in Symbol Recognition, Understanding and Application. His efforts help reveal to his Brothers what is hidden behind the Craft’s Masonic veils. Professionally, John is a multi degree Professional Business Coach and Technical Advisor who provides support to business professionals throughout the professional world. He has been in the coaching field since January 1989, running his own coaching practice since that time. Coach Nagy is also a Florida State Certified County Mediator and he was at one time one of two Mediation Services Coordinators for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Hillsborough County. He has been actively and professionally engaged in Mediation work since 1995.
W∴ Daniel Molina
We welcome W∴ Daniel Molina to the Southeastern Masonic Education Symposium! This will be his first time with us at our symposium and we look forward to his presentation!
W∴ Daniel Molina served as Worshipful Master of Hibiscus Lodge #275 in 2020 and 2021. As well, for Florida’s 27th Masonic District, Daniel is the Committeeman for Masonic Education for Right Worshipful Adrian Castro. He is a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Miami; he is a member of Mi-Am-I Grotto; in 2021, he was the Chapter Dad of South Miami DeMolay Chapter, and he is now a DeMolay advisor at large for the state.
Outside of the Craft, Daniel won the FCSAA award for best fiction story in the state of Florida for his short story titled “Elevator.”
In 2020, he wrote the Forward for the Reflective Freemason: A Journaling Experience published by the First Three Knocks Masonic Podcast. He was the guest editor for the Fraternal Review’s June 2021 issue discussing Stoicism and Freemasonry, he is the guest editor for the upcoming May 2022 issue discussing the Taxil Hoax, and he has appeared on various podcasts including the First Three Knocks Masonic Podcast and the Fraternal Review.