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A Conversation with Jeffrey Sime, a Face of Ohio Freemasonry

By June 13, 2019February 17th, 2021No Comments

Our celebration of this year’s Faces of Ohio Freemasonry continues this week by highlighting a Brother who spends his days soaring about the clouds. We’re excited to announce that this week’s Face of Ohio Freemasonry is: Jeffrey Sime

What town do you live in?

I currently reside in Northwood, Ohio.

Which Lodge do you belong to?

I belong to Genoa Lodge #433.

What is your profession?

I’m an Airline Captain for Spirit Airlines

How long have you been a Freemason? When did you first join?

I received my EA Degree on November 15th, 2011 and I had the honor to be the Inspection Candidate, MM Degree in January 2012 for Genoa Lodge #433.

Why inspired you to become a Mason?

My neighbor MIGM Douglas A. Habegger and my Grandfather Brother Simon Wohl from Peoria, Illinois were my biggest inspirations for becoming a member of the Craft.

What does being a Freemason mean to you?

Being a Freemason simply means completeness in my life; the missing link that I knew existed and was fortunate to find.  

What is the most important thing you’ve learned or gained through Ohio Freemasonry?

The friendship is without a doubt the largest asset I have gained through Freemasonry.  

Surprisingly, the growth of my internal self, applying the core values and principles of the Craft on a daily basis has grown me into who I am today.  A better man, husband, father, friend and Brother.  

How do you remain mindful of Masonic values in your day-to-day life?

I remain mindful of my day-to-day Masonic values in two easy ways.  I pray and meditate on a daily basis, focusing on those important values in my life, and I look for ways to make them a reality.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a new Mason?

Get ready for the ride of your life.  Remember that change – true change – can only happen from within.  Search, study and live the principles of our Craft and your life will change for the better.  

What are your goals/aspirations within the Craft?

Apply and live the lessons I have learned from the Craft on a daily basis; I will be a better Brother, a better Husband, a better Father a better Leader and a better Friend.

Learn more about the faces of Ohio Freemasonry, like Rick Gabbard or Nick Thompson.