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Most Excellent Grand High Priest
Cell Phone: (260) 433-4885cell
Anniversary: September 16, 2021
Steve grew up on a farm in Huntington County where he currently lives with his wife, Joyce.
He actively farmed with his father for 20 years.
He graduated from Huntington North High School and was a member of the Honor Society
Steve graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Agricultural Engineering.
He has been an owner/partner in a Civil Engineering and Land Surveying Company since 2000 and is currently a sole proprietor of a Civil Engineering and Land Surveying Company in Huntington, Indiana and is licensed as a Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor in the State of Indiana.
Steve was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason in June, 1998 and is a member of
- Roanoke #195 F&AM,
- Huntington, Indiana York Rite bodies
- Fort Wayne Valley of Scottish Rite
- Fort Wayne Chapter #432, Order of the Eastern Star
- Orak Shrine, Michigan City
- Order of High Priesthood
- Indiana Council of Thrice Illustrious Masters
- Indiana Past Commanders Association
- Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research, U.D.
- Angola Preceptory #2, Yeoman of York
- Indiana #55, York Rite College
- Indiana Prior #8, Knight York Cross of Honor
- Regius Cordis Court #110, Masonic Order of Athelstan
- Royal Order of Scotland
- Pokagon AMD Council No. 147
- St Columba Knight Masons No. 118
- St -Basil Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine
- Ameek High Twelve Club #723
Steve has served as Worshipful Master twice and has held every position in Lodge, except Secretary.
He is Past High Priest of Huntington Chapter #27 Royal Arch Masons, Past Illustrious Master of Huntington Council #51, and Past Commander of Huntington Commandery #35, K.T.
Steve served as Royal Arch Deputy for David Wood, PGHP and James Coleman, PGHP in 2013 and 2014 and served as Grand Master of the Third Veil for Martin Evens, PGHP in 2015
He was elected to office of Grand Royal Arch Captain in 2016
Steve currently serves as
- Secretary/Recorder for the Huntington York Rite Bodies
- Grand Captain of the Host of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Indiana
He is a junior line officer for:
- Indiana Council of Annointed High Priests
- Indiana Past Commander’s Association
- Indiana College #55, York Rite Sovereign College
- Pokagon Council #147, Allied Masonic Degrees
- Reguis Cordis Court #110, The Masonic Order of Athelstan
- St Columba Knight Masons No. 118
Steve serves as Lodge Ambassador to the Masonic Home and is a member of the Credentials Committee, General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, International and the Credentials Committee, Indiana Grand Lodge, F&AM
He has served as Secretary for Regius Cordis Court #110, Masonic Order of Athelstan and St Columba Knight Masons No. 118
He is a member of many shrine clubs and has served as President of:
Little 500 Racing Shriners, YOSHI (Young Shriners), and Hapzim (Huntington County) Shrine Club
Steve is also a Charter Member of the Mizpah Antique Power Club
He has served as Worthy Patron multiple times and is Past President Order of the Eastern Star District 14 Association
Steve served as President of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, while a senior at Purdue University.
He is past President of the Northeast Chapter of Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors and has served on the organizational committee for the Annual Indiana Land Surveyors Convention
After serving 8 years as secretary and treasurer of the International J I Case Heritage Foundation, he served as President for 4 years, during which time he traveled throughout the US & Canada.
The International J I Case Heritage Foundation is an organization for Enthusiasts for preserving Agricultural History with an emphasis on Steam Engines, Tractors, and Equipment manufactured by JI Case Companies, with world wide membership.
He served 20 years as a Director or Officer of the Maumee Valley Steam & Gas Association, a local club for Enthusiasts for preserving Agricultural History
He is a founding member of the committee for the Indoor Winter Tractor and Engine Show held at the Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana where he served as co-chairman for 16 years
Charter Member of International Harvester Collectors
Charter Member of Shepard Diesel Tractor Club, helping organize the first meeting of the club.
Life Memeber of the National Auromotive and Truck Museum, Auburn, Indiana
He has served as the Secretary for Warren Area Antique Tractor Club
He has memberships in numerous Professional Organizations and numerous clubs promoting and preserving Agricultural History.
And, in case you can’t tell, his hobby is collecting and preserving Agricultural Tractors and Equipment, as well as advertising literature, toys, a few antique cars, and many antique home furnishings.
Steve served 5 years as a Future City Competition Judge and 4 years as a Mentor for 2 Future City Teams
The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ 4 Deluxe software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC.
Students participating in Future City: Apply math and science concepts to real-world issues; Develop writing, public speaking, problem solving, and time management skills; Research and propose solutions to engineering challenges; Discover different types of engineering and explore careers options; Learn how their communities work and become better citizens; and Develop strong teamwork skills.