Bro. Mikel J. Stoops, a 4th generation Mason and former Grand Master of Kansas. Bro. Stoops learned about Freemasonry from his grandfather, William Johnson, who was a Mason for almost 70 years. Since joining De Soto Lodge No. 40 in 2009, Bro. Stoops has served in various leadership positions at both the Local Lodge and Grand Lodge level.
Bro. Stoops' dedication to the foundation of Freemasonry – the Lodges, has been unwavering. As he belongs to no other appendant or concordant bodies, he has developed a deep understanding of the craft and has been a strong advocate for strengthening the foundation upon which all affiliated bodies are built. He believes that without the strongest possible foundation, all else will crumble and fall.