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.

In 2008 RWB Bryson was raised in Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is a Past Master of Brotherhood where he has served as Secretary since 2012. 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 a 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 and Public Relations Committees as well as a member of the Membership and Scholarship Selection Committees.

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 has served there in various offices of the three bodies and is a charter member of the Knights of St. Andrew, Valley of St. Joseph. He is a member of Mitchell Chapter No. 14, St. Joseph Council No. 9 and Hugh De Payens Commandery No. 4. He is also a member of Allied Masonic Degrees, York Rite College and Red Cross of Constantine. He holds membership in Harry S. Truman Forest No. 212 of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Royal Order of Scotland and has been honored with the Honorary DeMolay Legion of Honor.