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I am a Member in Good Standing in Utah - My Mother Lodge is warranted to operate by the permission of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Utah.

Here is my Masonic Journey:

MASONIC JOURNEY

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Occupation: Ordained Minister; Actor; Artist; Jack-of-all-trades: Woodworker, Leatherworker, Metalworker, Welder, Handyman, Landscaper, Arborist, Cook, Baker, Prop Design

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My Masonic Journey - I am still new to Freemasonry and am still an avid student. I love this Brotherhood of ours. I am neither a voice for Freemasonry nor an authority. There are far more learned of whom you should read and learn from. I am simply a Brother hoping to learn, to grow, to improve myself, and hopefully to become a better man and Mason.

The following is my current Masonic Journey:

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THE BLUE LODGE / SYMBOLIC LODGE

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Golden Spike Lodge No. 6 F. & A.M.

*Charted December 18, 2004*

I am a (Charter) Member

I am a 3° Master Mason


Event --- Lodge ---- Date:

Accepted and elected to receive the three degrees of Masonry --- Weber Lodge - 6 Ogden --- 09/05/2002

Initiated an Entered Apprentice --- Weber Lodge - 6 Ogden --- 09/19/2002

Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft --- Weber Lodge - 6 Ogden --- 10/31/2002

Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason --- Weber Lodge - 6 Ogden --- 11/21/2002


Charter Member --- Golden Spike Lodge – 6 Ogden --- 12/04/2004

Charter Member --- Camp Floyd Historic Lodge - 205 (Plural) Camp Floyd --- 05/30/2009



Proficiencies --- Date:

EA Proficiency --- 10/03/2002

FC Proficiency --- 11/07/2002

MM Proficiency --- 12/07/2002


Offices Held:

Office --- Lodge --- Start Date --- End Date:

Junior Steward --- Weber Lodge - 6 --- 11/21/2002 --- 12/14/2002

Senior Steward --- Weber Lodge - 6 --- 12/14/2002 --- 12/13/2003

Junior Deacon --- Weber Lodge - 6 --- 12/13/2003 --- 12/04/2004

Senior Deacon --- Weber Lodge - 6 --- 12/04/2004 --- 12/10/2005

Junior Warden --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/10/2005 --- 12/09/2006

Senior Warden --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/09/2006 --- 12/16/2007

Educational Chairman --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/09/2006 --- 12/16/2007

Master of the Lodge of Instruction --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 2005 - 2007

Worshipful Master --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/16/2007 --- 12/21/2007

Lodge Historian --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/21/2007 --- 12/13/2008

Trustee --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/21/2007 --- 12/10/2011

Senior Steward --- Camp Floyd Historic Lodge - 205 --- 05/30/2009 --- 05/29/2010

Marshal --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/19/2015 --- 12/17/2016

Junior Warden (Pro Tempore) --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/19/2015 --- 12/17/2016

Senior Warden --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/17/2016 --- 12/14/2017

Educational Chairman --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/17/2016 --- 12/14/2017

Master of the Lodge of Instruction --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 2015 - 2017

Worshipful Master --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/14/2017 --- 12/15/2018

Chaplain --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/15/2018 --- 12/14/2019

Lodge Historian --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/15/2018 --- 12/14/2019

Chaplain --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/15/2019 --- 12/03/2020

Lodge Historian --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/15/2019 --- 12/03/2020

Chaplain --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/03/2020 --- 12/18/2021

Lodge Historian --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/03/2020 --- 12/18/2021

Chaplain --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/18/2021 --- 12/--/2022

Lodge Historian --- Golden Spike Lodge - 6 --- 12/18/2021 --- 12/--/2022


Served as :

2008 - Junior or Immediate Past Master

2019 - Junior or Immediate Past Master


Honorariums --- Date Awarded:

Letter of Appreciation --- 04/03/2003

Ritualist Pin--- 06/07/2018

Senior Ritualist Pin--- 06/07/2018

Master Ritualist Pin--- 06/07/2018

Hiram Award --- 12/06/2018



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APPENDANT BODIES:

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Utah Research Lodge

I am a Member


The Philalethes Society

I am a (Life)Member


Camp Floyd Historic Lodge No. 205 F. & A.M.

*Chartered January 30, 2010*

I am a (Charter) Member

I am a Life Member

I am a 3° Master Mason


Office Held:

2009 - Senior Steward

2021 – Senior Warden


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ANCIENT CRAFT MASONRY / THE YORK RITE:

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Capitular Masonry: (Lodge of Mark Master Masons)

Keystone Mark Masters Lodge № 00

I am a Mark Master Mason

Date: Thursday 15 June, 2017

Quarterly Communication and Degree Conferral

Ogden Masonic Temple


Offices Held:

2019 - Treasurer

2021 - Treasurer


Ogden York Rite Bodies:

2005 Spring York Rite Festival Chapter Degrees:

Capitular Masonry: (Chapter of Royal Arch Masons)

• Advanced to the Degree of Mark Master

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2005

• Inducted into the Oriental Chair

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2005

• Received and Acknowledged a Most Excellent Master

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2005

• Exalted to the Most Sublime Degree of Royal Arch

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2005


Cryptic Masonry: (Council of Royal and Select Masters)

• Received a Royal Master

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2005


2005 Spring York Rite Festival Council Cryptic Mason Degrees:

(Continued)

Cryptic Masonry: (Council of Royal and Select Masters)

• Greeted a Select Master

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2005


2005 Spring York Rite Festival Commandery (Chivalric) Orders :

Chivalric Masonry: (Commandery of Knights Templar)

• Created and Constituted a Knight of the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2005

• Admitted a Knight of the Order of St. Paul (or the Mediterranean Pass)

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2005

• Admitted a Knight of the Ancient Order of St. John of Jerusalem (or the Order of Malta)

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2005

• Created and Constituted a Knight of the Most Valiant and Magnanimous Order of the Temple. (Knight of the Temple, or Knight Templar)

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2005


2022 Spring York Rite Festival Council Cryptic Mason Degrees:

(Continued)

Cryptic Masonry: (Council of Royal and Select Masters)

• Attended the Solemn Feast of Belshazzar

• Introduced to the Mysteries of Super Excellent Master

Date: Saturday, 02 April 2022


Capitular Masonry: (Chapter of Royal Arch Masons)

Ogden Chapter No. 2, R. A.M. of Utah

I am a Companion


Offices Held:

2021 - King

2022 - Excellent High Priest


Cryptic Masonry: (Council of Royal and Select Masters)

Ogden Council No. 3, C.M. of Utah

I am a Companion.


Offices Held:

2021 - Principal Conductor of the Work

2022 - Deputy Master


Honorariums --- Date Awarded:

2022 – Cryptic Mason of the Year


Chivalric Masonry: (Commandery of Knights Templar)

El Monte Commandery No. 2 K.T. of Utah

I am a Sir Knight- Knight Templar 2005 Spring York Rite Festival


Offices Held:

2021 - Captain General

2022 - Generalissimo


Masonic Education Course(s):

10/31/2020 - York Rite Leadership Training Course – Leadership 101

04/03/2021 - York Rite Leadership Training Course – Leadership 201


Capitular Learning Center - Education Course(s):

Mysteries of the First Temple: Part I - Legend of King Solomon

Mysteries of the First Temple: Part II - A Noble and Glorious Undertaking

Mysteries of the First Temple: Part III - The Tabnit, Plan for the Temple Man

Parting the Veils of Mystery

Looking Into the All Seeing Eye

Esoteric Geometry: The Universal Power of Three

Threads of History: Part I – Garments of Glory

Threads of History, Part 2 - Officer Station and Places

Light of the Morning Star


Capitular Learning Center - Officers Training Course(s):

Overview - Capitular Best Practices

Overview of the Capitular Degrees

Advanced Leadership and Governance, Part I

Advanced Leadership and Governance, Part II

Membership Development Part I

Membership Development Part II

Chapter Branding


Knight Templar Education Course –

Knight Templar Education Course 1: Templar Ritualist


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INVITATIONAL BODIES:

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The Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon, USA

The Province of the Northwest

Mt. Nebo Chapel No. 34, STA

I am a Regular Member (Founder) (Charter Member)

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021


Offices Held:

2021 -2022 - Secretary

2022 -2023 – Secretary


Holy Order of High Priesthood –

Grand Convention of Anointed High Priests of Utah

Anointed, Consecrated, and Set Apart to the Holy Order of High Priesthood –

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

I am a (Life) Member, Anointed High Priest


Behle-Simons Council No. 544, AMD of Utah

Rocky Mountain (CO, WY, UT)

Grand Council Allied Masonic Degrees, USA

I am a (Regular) Member, Companion

Wednesday, June 08, 2022


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SCOTTISH RITE:

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The Supreme Council (Mother Council of the World) of the Inspector General Knight Commanders of the House of the Temple of Solomon of the Thirty-third (33°) Last and Final Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America-


Valley of Salt Lake in the Orient of Utah of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Utah:

Lodge of Perfection (The Ineffable and Sublime Degrees):

• Advanced to the Degree of Perfect Master (4° Perfect Master)

• Received and Elected a Perfect Elu (14° Perfect Elu)

Jordan Lodge of Perfection No. 1 - 4°-14°

I am a 14° - Perfect Elu (Grand Elect, Perfect and Sublime Mason)

Date: Thursday, 17 April 2003

Offices Held:

None to Date.


Chapter of Rose+Croix (The Historical and Religious Degrees):

• Received and Constituted a Knight of the Eagle and Pelican / Knight of Rose+Croix of the Order of Heredom (18° Knight Rose+Croix )

James Lowe Chapter of Rose Croix No. 1- 15°-18°

I am a 18° - Knight Rose Croix

Date: Thursday, 17 April 2003


Offices Held:

2008 Assistant Expert - James Lowe Chapter of Rose Croix No. 1

2009 Expert - James Lowe Chapter of Rose Croix No. 1


Council of Kadosh (The Philosophical And Chivalric Degrees):

• Created, Received and Constituted a Knight Kadosh of the White and Black Eagle and enrolled into the Order of Knights and Brethren of the Holy House of the Temple, poor Fellow-Soldiers of the Temple of Solomon [Templary- Knight Templar] - (30° Knight of Kadosh, or Knight of the White and Black Eagle)

Salt Lake Council of Kadosh No. 1- 19°-30°

I am a 30° - Knight of Kadosh or Knight of the White & Black Eagle

Date: Friday, 18 April 2003

Offices Held:

None to Date.


Consistory of Masters of the Royal Secret (The Ceremonial and Official Degrees):

• Constituted a Disciple and Soldier of the Holy Doctrine, Anointed and Elevated a Master of the Royal Secret (32° Master of the Royal Secret)

Utah Consistory No. 1- 31°-32°

I am a 32°-Master of the Royal Secret

Offices Held:

None to Date.


201st Spring Reunion Class April 2003 - AASR, SJ

Date: Saturday, 19 April 2003

Members: 32° Master of the Royal Secret, Brother


I was until 2009 a cast member of the following Degrees:

• 7° Provost and Judge -

In this Degree I was cast as Uriah It is a Speaking Role.

• 8° Intendant of the Building-

In this Degree I was cast as the Cohen. It is a Non-Speaking Role.

• 16° Prince of Jerusalem -

In this Degree, I was cast as the Director.

• 21° Noachite or Prussian Knight-

In this Degree, I was cast as the Count Altendorf

• 23° Chief of the Tabernacle-

In this Degree, I was cast as Expert. It is a Speaking Role.

• 27° Knight of the Sun or Prince Adept-

In this Degree, I was cast as Brother Truth. It is a Speaking Role.

• 28° Knight Commander of the Temple -

In this Degree, I was cast as Second Lieutenant Commander. It is a Non-Speaking Role.

• 29° Scottish Knight of Saint Andrew -

In this Degree, I was cast as a Guardsman. It is a Non-Speaking Role.


Current Active member in :

• 5° Perfect Master

In this Degree, I am the Director.

• 8° Intendant of the Building-

In this Degree, I am the Workman

• 11° Sublime Elect/ Elu of the Twelve-

In this Degree, I am the Assistant Director

• 22° Knight of the Royal Axe, or Prince Libanus

In this Degree, I am the Director.

• 28° Knight Commander of the Temple -

In this Degree, I am the Second Lieutenant Commander.

• 29° Scottish Knight of Saint Andrew -

In this Degree, I am a Guardsman.

• 31° Inspector Inquisitor -

In this Degree I am Anubis.



I am a (Life)Member

201st Spring Reunion Class April 2003


Honorariums --- Date Awarded:

Nominated to be invested with the Rank and Decoration of the 32°, Knight Commander of the Court of Honour Saturday, July 03, 2021 - Orient of Utah, Valley of Salt Lake.

Elected to be invested with the Rank and Decoration of the 32°, Knight Commander of the Court of Honour Saturday, August 21, 2021 - Executive Session of the Supreme Council, 33° Southern Jurisdiction, USA

Invested with the Rank and Decoration of the 32°, Knight Commander of the Court of Honour Saturday, November 06, 2021. - Orient of Utah, Valley of Salt Lake.


Scottish Rite Research Society

I am a (Life)Member


Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite - Volunteer Service Organization(s)/Club(s):

Scottish Rite Club of Ogden

I am a Regular Member


Offices Held:

President 2019 - 2020

Director 2021-2024


Valley Membership Achievement Project (VMAP) - Valley of Salt Lake, Orient of Utah;


Offices Held:

VMAP Committee -Northern Utah Representative





Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite - Volunteer Service Organization(s)/Club(s):

Wisdom, Strength and Beauty Club

of The Supreme Council(Mother Council of the World) of the Inspector General Knight Commanders of the House of the Temple of Solomon of the Thirty-third (33°) Last and Final Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America-

I am a (Charter) Life Member


Utah Scotts Guard

I am a Regular Member. Guardsman


Offices Held:

2007- Adjutant

2007- Rite Care Liaison: Liaison to the Scottish Rite "Rite Care" Learning Centers in Ogden and Salt Lake City Utah-

2007 KSA- Liaison: Liaison to the Knights of Saint Andrews.

2020 - Honorable Chieftain-elect

2021 - Honorable Chieftain

2021 – Venerable Chieftain (Emeritus)


Scottish Rite Ambassador

Supreme Council, 33° Southern Jurisdiction, USA

2017 - I am a Regular Member. Ambassador


Masonic Education Course:

The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman (SRMC) program Module I: Master Craftsman: Symbolic Lodge

The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman (SRMC) program Module II: Master Craftsman: Scottish Rite Ritual & History




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SOCIAL ORDERS:

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High Twelve International

1002 - President's Club

I am a Regular Member. High Twelvian


Society of Ash and Stone

I am a Regular Member. (Founder) / (Charter Member)

Masonic Gathering Net

I am a (Regular) Member, Amateur Radio Operator License – KT7BHV


Hiram’s Hams

I am a (Regular) Member, Amateur Radio Operator License – KT7BHV


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MASONIC YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS:

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Order of DeMolay International

Ogden Chapter DeMolay

2007 Chapter Advisor


Frank Sherman Land Chapter DeMolay - Ogden, Utah

Formerly King Solomon's Chapter DeMolay

Initiatory Degree Date: Sat., 19 May 2007

DeMolay Degree Date: Sat., 19 May 2007


Associated/ Alumni (Charter) Class

I am a (Charter) (Life)Member










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SOCIAL MEDIA:

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Facebook Masonic Lawful Information Page:

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Freemason Network:

http://www.freemasonnetwork.org/profile/448


Reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/user/beehivemason


Brethren of the Grand Årchitect's Craft Masonic Network:

http://www.mason.i-nethost.net/profile/beehivemason


TikTok:

https://www.tiktok.com/@beehive.mason


General Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons International:

https://www.ggcrami.org/profile/beehivemason/profile


General Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons International – Capitular Learning Center:

https://www.ggcramiclc.org/profile/beehive-mason/profile


Grand Empowerment of Knights Templar of the United States. - Templar Education Portal:

http://templared.org/moodle/user/profile.php?id=412




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