District Deputy Grand Master - Ryan D. Knopf

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I am honored to serve as your District Deputy Grand Master, and look forward to working with the Lodges of the 24th District.  A little about me - I live in Warren, PA with my wife Corvette and our two dogs and our cat.  I work in the family oil and gas business, after having served in the military and earning my Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.  My grandfather, Bro. C. Donald Nelson served as a past DDGM and I am happy to follow in his footsteps.

Besides my Masonic Activities, I really enjoy and am an avid ice fisherman, spending time on the lake with my wife on our boat, all watersports, riding ATV’s and motorcycles. I enjoy spending time on the family farm and riding the horses. I enjoy small projects and anything that may be mechanical. I really enjoy building things and just keeping myself busy

Ryan D. Knopf, DDGM Masonic Affiliation and Awards:

  • Member of North Star Lodge No. 241 – Warren, PA
  • Initiated 2010; Worshipful Master 2015 and 2016
  • District Deputy Grand Master – Dec. 27, 2018 – present….
  • Master Pillar Award, 2018
  • Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award, 2017
  • Grand Lodge Proficiency Award, 2016

Appendant Body Memberships:

  • Farrah Grotto, Warren PA (Past Monarch 2017, Secretary/Treasurer)
  • York Rite - Occidental Royal Chapter No. 235