Personal Representative for the Valley of Covington…
Jeff Bryant 33°
Biography of Jeff Bryant 33º
Our Personal Representative Jeff Bryant 33º, comes to us from a strong Masonic family. The youngest of five siblings, born to Jesse and Carsie Bryant, his father served Greenup Lodge #89 as Master, while Jeff’s two older brothers were also members of Greenup Lodge. Jesse, after witnessing a ‘DeMolay Flower Talk’ at the lodge, introduced his thirteen year old son into Owen R. Meadows Chapter of DeMolay where Jeff received countless awards, local, state and nationally, for leadership and ritual skills. Chapter Dad Paul Daniels 33º, remembers Jeff’s DeMolay years fondly. “He came into DeMolay at a young age, but presented himself as a young man with leadership skills far beyond those I’ve ever seen”. Paul and Jeff’s DeMolay buddy Luke Bentley III, now all lifelong friends, watched Jeff grow in DeMolay serving as Master Councilor, DeMolay of the Year, DeMolay Legion of Honor (past secretary/treasurer), Chevaliers (past commander), Advisor of the Year,-and in 1982-83 as Kentucky State Master Councilor. Jeff remains on the staff of the Executive Officer and serves as an advisor of Ashland’s River City Chapter. Already a Master ritualist and under the influence of Chapter Dad Daniels, he petitioned Fred M. Gross Lodge #953 in 1986, serving as Master in 1999, also holding various offices including Illustrious Master and Commander, in the Ashland York Rite bodies and in El Hasa Shrine. He was awarded the General Grand Council Youth Award for his services to the youth of Kentucky. Jeff’s Scottish Rite record is every bit as impressive. Receiving his 32º in Covington Valley on November 17, 1994, he quickly joined the Russell Scottish Rite Club, later serving as President. His leadership skills, and love of ritual presentation was rewarded in 1999, when he was created a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour, and ten years later (2009) coroneted a 33º Scottish Rite Mason. Holding several officers over the years in Fred Weber Council Knight Kadosh, he was elevated to serve as Preceptor for 2009 thru 2012, and in June 2010, was appointed Personal Representative in the Valley of Covington, by Roger Barnett, Deputy for the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in Kentucky. Jeff’s lovely wife Charla Mae, and their two children, Carley Sage and Mason Garrett Bryant continue to support Jeff in his endeavors to lead Covington Scottish Rite to new heights. Good Luck to you Jeff Bryant and may God continue to bless you and your family!
–Wm Lorenz 33º, Biographer