Ill. Philip A. Rickert, 33º is the new Commander-in-Chief of the Harrisburg Consistory. Ill. Bro. Rickert is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper. He also now serves as Chief County Detective for Juniata County. Bro. Phil is a member of Union Lodge No. 324 in Mifflintown when he is a Past Master. He joined the Valley of Harrisburg with the November 1995 Class. Since then he has been active in degree work, his County Membership Committee and then served as Sovereign Prince of the Council of Princes of Jerusalem in 2009/2010. Ill. Brother Rickert was crated a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33º, and Honorary Member of Supreme Council on August 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Ill. Bro. Phil now serves the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania as the District Deputy Grand Master for the 19th Masonic District.
Ill. Bro. Rickert was educated in the Penn Highlands School District then went on to Pennsylvania State University to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is married to Louise Schroyer Rickert. Phil and Louise reside in Mifflintown and attend Pine Grove United Methodist Church. They have two grown sons and a granddaughter with another on the way. Bro. Phil enjoys the outdoors and the shooting sports including hunting and enjoys his Harley Davidson motorcycle.