Board of Trustees

Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus


2445 S Quebec St
Denver, CO 80231

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The ESMRC Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for Board Member positions. Fraternal affiliation not required. The Board meets on a monthly basis throughout the year and selected members serve a five-year term. Interested applicants may contact Larry Lillo, Executive Director, for specific information, 303-753-2174.

If interested fill out our application here.

Associate Board Of Trustees:

To serve in an Associate Board of Trustee volunteer role with the current Board of Trustees to learn the role of a Board member and take an active role in the Board of Trustees business. Use this direct experience to lend an outside perspective to the Board and evaluate their ongoing interest in running for a Board position in the future. Associate appointments would be made by the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, based upon recommendations and vote by Board members. Any person in the community is eligible to serve as an Associate Board of Trustees. The intent of the program is to engage people within the community to take an active role in becoming a Board of Trustee Member in the future.

If interested, click here for more information and application:

House Of Delegate Representatives:

Interested current Masonic Lodge or Eastern Star Chapter members, who would like to take in active role in helping shape the current and future direction of the Eastern Star Masonic Campus, should contact their Lodge or Chapter Secretary about becoming a House of Delegate Representative. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis throughout the year. Contact Larry Lillo, Executive Director, for further information at 303-753-2174.

Board Of Members

Terry Hudson


Terry retired in 1999 after 38 years of working for five railroads as a Special Agent and a Manager Damage Prevention Services. He became very familiar with change due to mergers and closures during his career. Terry married Bonnie 61 years ago and they have 3 children and 4 grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter and 1 great grandson. He became a Master Mason in Blue Island, Illinois in October 1967. After moving to Colorado, he joined Perfection Lodge #193 and was Worshipful Master in 1978 and in 1995. Terry joined Unity Chapter #97, OES, with his daughter in 1996 and served with her as Worthy Patron in 2004 and 2012. He was also Worthy Patron in 2010, 2016, and 2017. He is a member of Loyalty Chapter #145, Blackhawk Lodge #11, Scottish Rite, York Rite, HRAKTP, and KYCH. . He is a Past High Priest of Royal Arch Chapter #2 in Denver, Past Thrice Illustrious Master, Denver Council #1 Cryptic Masons, Denver, Past Commander of Denver Colorado Commandery #1, Denver. Terry has been a Board of Trustee for 16 years.

Kathy Easterday


Kathy is an active member of Heritage #154 Order of the Eastern Star since 2009. She retired after 32 years of service at CenturyLink in 2020. Kathy worked in the global network operations center as a quality manager and systems analyst. During her tenure, she held positions in accounting, finance, contract management, process support, and engineering. Kathy and her husband, Ken, have five children and seven grandchildren. Ken picks up and distributes food for a community food pantry. Kathy is honored to serve on the Board of Trustees and advocate for the ESRMC community.

Rev. Steve Schroeder

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Steve is a Denver native who currently lives in Parker with Janie, his wife of 45 years; they have 4 grown children & 5 grandchildren under the age of 16. He loves to play golf, ski, bounce on his trampoline, and go for walks with Janie. He has been a mason for 48 years and is the Past Grand Chaplain for the Colorado Grand Lodge. He is a past master of Perfection Lodge 193 in 1982, and a member of Centennial Lodge, Blackhawk Lodge, the Denver Consistory, and Areme Chapter of Eastern Star. Steve has over 50 years in the residential Real Estate and mortgage business in Colorado and he still works full time. He retired in 2015 as a part-time gymnastics coach. He spent Saturday mornings for 25 years teaching gymnastics at the South Suburban Recreation Center. Before that, he was the men’s gymnastics coach at Arapahoe High School. He attended the University of Denver on a full scholarship for gymnastics and diving and graduated with a Business Degree in Real Estate in 1973. Beginning in 2001, at the age of 50, he attended Denver Seminary and spent 8 years of part-time study learning about the Christian faith. He is the Pastor of the Master’s Community Church. Over the past 16 years, he has conducted a non-denominational Church service on Sunday mornings at the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community Chapel. All are welcome, so bring your loved ones and come to Church. We have coffee and donuts at 9:30 and service begins at 10:00 am. Steve believes that serving on the Board is an honor. He also believes that in the priorities of life, we should put God 1st, family 2nd, work 3rd, and all other activities come after that.

Bart Wegner


Bart was raised in an active Masonic family in Arvada, Colorado. He joined Georgetown Lodge #12 in 2002 and has served as Master three times. He also belongs to Denver Consistory and El Jebel Shrine. He has career experience in both architectural and mechanical drafting and works as a Lead Engineer in the custom millwork industry.

Steve Davis


Steve lives in Strasburg but was born and raised in Denver. He is married to another Denver native, Sheila, and they have one daughter and three grandsons. Steve graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1979 and was licensed as an attorney in Colorado in 1980. He practiced law and administered a bar review course (in both Colorado and New Mexico) until 2009. Steve is active in several Masonic bodies and Eastern Star. He joined Aurora Lodge 156 in 1985, then York Rite bodies in Georgetown, Rocky Mountain Consistory, and El Jebel Shrine. He served as Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Colorado from 2021-22. Steve joined Dawn Chapter 125, OES, in 2011 and has served as Worthy Patron four times. In 2018-19 Steve served as Grand Warder for the Grand Chapter of Colorado, OES. Steve has served on the RRESMRC Executive Committee and on the Board of Trustees.

Jaymie Vaughn


Jaymie Vaughn was born April 15, 1974, as a 3rd generation Colorado native. He graduated from Arvada High school in 1992. Along the way, he met his wife Stephanie, and they were married in 2000. They have 2 children, Julia, age 21, and Jack age 19. He has held a variety of jobs including 10 years as an auto mechanic, 2 years as a loan officer, 14 years as a superintendent for a mechanical contractor, and now works for Compliance Plus as a medical gas verifier. Clearly, Jaymie likes to work with his hands and build things. His hobbies include golf, home projects, spoiling his hairless cats, football, traveling, hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with family. He loves being actively involved in Masonry and has enjoyed his masonic family for 16 years. One crazy thing Jaymie does is park in “his” parking spot at stores and follows the same pattern to go through the store each time, he has also been known to iron his money before he puts it in the safe. Maybe a little OCD.

Larry Tygart


Larry was born and raised in Adams County here in Colorado. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Cathy, in 1972. Larry and Cathy have three children and five grandchildren. Larry spent his professional career in the electro-mechanical business. After retiring in 2015 Larry went to work for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and is currently their Director of Maintenance overseeing twenty sites consisting of more than eighty buildings. Larry served as Worshipful Master of Liberty Lodge 134, three times, Past Venerable Master for the Denver Chapter of the Knights of St. Andrew, and served as the Venerable Master for the Centennial Lodge of Perfection and on the finance committee at the Denver Consistory.

Ashley Buss


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Sue Schultz


Sue is a Denver native and graduated from South High School and then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for three years, but then life happened. Eventually, she received her BS in Business Management when she was 40. Sue is retired but still works part-time, remotely, for the Houston office of Graebel Relocation Services which is based in Aurora, CO. She lives in the Aurora area and is an active member of Dawn Chapter #125 OES, where she is currently the secretary. Sue has two adult children who are married, four grand cows, one grand dog, two grand cats, and her own rescue dog, Hazel.

Associate Board Member

Danny Tomlinson


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Grady Carter


Grady received a master’s degree in Managerial Leadership from Regis University. He held several positions with the US government dealing with National Security issues, before starting a Career in Civilian Law Enforcement. Grady retired in 2020 from The Denver Police Department after a 30 plus year Law Enforcement career. He was privileged to hold many exciting and fulfilling positions in the Department and was proud to serve the Denver community and its citizens. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest award given to an officer for heroism and gallantry in the line of duty.

Grady is married to his beautiful wife Kim, and together they own and run the Carter Cattle Company in Eastern Colorado. There they raise Cattle and raise and train performance horses.

Grady is a member of Byers Lodge #152 and is an associate member of Central #6 and Blackhawk #11, where he is currently serving as the Junior Warden. Grady is a Past Worthy Patron of Eastern Star Dawn Chapter #122 and is also a member of the York Rite. Grady is a member of the El Jebel Shrine temple and served as the Illustrious Potentate in 2023.

Grady’s other interest include riding motorcycles and bicycles and shooting sports with his wife, playing guitar, reading and teaching Martial arts and firearms training.

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