RWB Emmett J. Bryson

Right Worshipful Brother Bryson was born in 1975 in King City, Missouri where he spent his early years growing up on the farm. He moved to St. Joseph, Missouri in 1988, later graduating from Missouri Western State College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. RWB Bryson has worked in the credit union industry since 1995 and since 2007 has been a Financial Examiner for the State of Missouri. In 1995 he married his high school sweetheart, Debbie Vogel. They have three daughters, Allyson, Alexandrea, and Alanna. The family attends Ashland United Methodist Church in St. Joseph.

RWB Bryson was initiated in 1995 and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 2008 at Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is a Past Master of Brotherhood where he currently serves as Treasurer. He is also a Past Master of Cosby Lodge No. 600. He was appointed as District Deputy Grand Master of the 7th Masonic District and Grand Chaplain in 2014 and served as District Deputy Grand Master until 2017. He has had the pleasure of serving the Craft as Chairman of the Ways and Means, Public Relations, and Scholarship Selection Committees as well as a member of the Forms & Ceremonies, Investment, Long Range Planning, Masonic Publications, Membership, Office Oversight, Relief & Charity, and Scholarship Fund committees. He is a past chairman of board of the Masonic Children’s Foundation and currently serves as a director on the Masonic Home Board.

RWB Bryson is a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of St. Joseph and has been honored with the 32º Knight Commander Court of Honor. He currently serves as the Assistant Personal Representative and has served the Scottish Rite in various offices of the three bodies.  He is a charter member and Past Venerable Master of the Knights of St. Andrew, Valley of St. Joseph.

In the York Rite he is a Past High Priest of Mitchell Chapter No. 14, Past Illustrious Master of St. Joseph Council No. 9, and Past Eminent Commander of Hugh De Payens Commandery No. 4. He currently serves as the Viceroy of the St. Joseph Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine, is a Past Sovereign Master of Pony Express Council No. 350 Allied Masonic Degrees, and Past Governor of Edwin C. Carpenter York Rite College No. 181. He is a recipient of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America’s Order of the Purple Cross.

RWB Bryson holds membership in Harry S. Truman Forest No. 212 of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Royal Order of Scotland, and the Missouri Lodge of Research. He is an honorary member of St. Louis Chapter No. 22 of the National Sojourners. He has been honored with the Honorary DeMolay Legion of Honor, is a Past Dean and currently serves as the secretary of the St. Joseph Preceptory.