Bryan Simmons

Bryan Simmons - Godfather of Masonic Con - Emeritus Speakers Page


R∴W∴ Brother Bryan Simmons, a distinguished figure from Massachusetts, brings a wealth of experience and commitment to the Masonic fraternity. His extensive contributions and dedication within Freemasonry are marked by his versatile roles and significant accomplishments.

A U.S. Army Veteran and native of Massachusetts, R∴W∴ Bryan Simmons currently holds the esteemed position of District Deputy Grand Master of the Massachusetts 19 East District. He’s also a revered Past Master of Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, Massachusetts, showcasing his leadership and commitment to his lodge.

Brother Simmons’s involvement extends to numerous pillar offices in several appendant bodies, highlighting his multifaceted engagement within Freemasonry. He serves on various committees for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, notably as the vice-chairman of the 250th committee, commemorating the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Additionally, his service on standing and Ad-Hoc committees for the city of Attleboro demonstrates his commitment to both Masonic and community initiatives.

Brother Simmons’s notable accomplishment includes the founding of Masonic Con in 2016 at Ezekiel Bates Lodge, providing invaluable fraternalism and education to numerous Brothers nationwide. He further extends his contributions through co-hosting three podcasts: “Worthy and Well Qualified,” “Arts, Parts, and Points: An Exchange of Masonic Education and Ideas,” and “Being Human Kind.”

Residing in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, with his wife Jenn and daughter Clara, Brother Simmons shares his life with two adult children, Jacob and Taylor, in Phoenix, Arizona. His pursuit of historical and cultural events that challenge his comfort levels reflects his penchant for exploration and knowledge-seeking.