Right Worshipful Brother Matthew Ruth was born in Neosho, MO in 1983. After graduating High School in 2001 Bro. Ruth joined the family Business as a third generation franchise owner and operating partner for the Sonic Drive-In located in Neosho where he lives with his wife Amanda and 4 sons Lucas 11, Andrew 4, and twins Oliver and Everett age 2.
Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Neosho Lodge No. 247 Serving as Master in 2006-2007. Right Worshipful Brother Ruth was appointed to serve as D.D.G.L for the 46th District from 2007-2014. Appointed as an associate member in 2010 Brother Ruth served on the Grand Lodge Education Committee until 2016. Brother Ruth has also served on the Grand Lodge Correspondence Committee (2016-2018), and served on the Publications Committee (2014-2016) and Truman Lecture Series Committee (2014-2016) for the Missouri Lodge of Research.
Right Worshipful Brother Ruth holds membership in multiple Masonic Organizations including the Scottish Rite where he holds the rank of K.C.C.H and membership in the York Rite; Serving as High Priest of Tyrian Chapter No. 52, Illustrious Master of Neosho Council No. 46, and Commander of Neosho Commandery No. 57 KT in 2008-2009. Brother Ruth has served the Grand Chapter as D.D.G.H.P. and Grand Council as R.D.G.M. He currently serves as Recorder for the Neosho York Rite bodies and was appointed to the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons advancing line as Grand Steward in 2018.
In his spare time Matthew enjoys scouting activities with his family where he currently volunteers as a Registered Adult Leader and Merit Badge Counselor for Troop #34 Scouts, BSA.