2023 Triennial Crest

John Ridenour, Candidate for CMMRF Trustee

John Ridenour

Masonic Bio

Lifelong Oregon resident
Married to Catherine J (Walker) Ridenour 1984
Three children – Laura, Jack, and Meghan
University of Oregon, BA 1979
Retired from Intel as Technical Training Engineer and Master Trainer

Trustee, CMMRF Board of Trustees 2017-2023
Most Illustrious Grand Master of Oregon 2010-2011
General Grand Council Ambassador to Oregon 2011-2014
Order of the Secret Vault 2012
Grand Treasurer Grand Council of Oregon 2023
Columbia Council No 19 Recorder/Treasurer 2003 to date

Grand Lodge AF&AM of Oregon:
District Deputy of the Grand Master for District 2 December 1996 – July 1999
Grand Lecturer: July 1999 – June 2003; June 2005 – June 2007
District Deputy of the Grand Master for District 1 June 2023 – June 2024
St. Helens Lodge No. 32, Worshipful Master 1988, 2000, 2001; Hiram Award 1999

Grand High Priest of Oregon 2007-2008
General Grand Chapter RAM International Ambassador to Oregon 2014-2017
Ephraim Kirby Award 2016
Grand Treasurer 2017 to date
Columbia Chapter No. 53 Secretary/Treasurer 2003 to date

Grand Commander of Oregon 2014-2015
Knight Commander of the Temple (KCT) 2016
Grand Treasurer 2017 to date
Columbia Commandery No. 26 Recorder/Treasurer 2003 to date

York Rite Sovereign College of North America
Order of the Purple Cross 2019
Grand Governor of Oregon 2019 to date
Vanport York Rite College No 205, Governor 2016
Saint Laurence Conclave Red Cross of Constantine 2005, Sovereign 2014
Oregon Priory No 37, KYCH 2008, Prior 2019
Columbia River Council No. 28, AMD 2009, Sovereign 2017
Willamette River Lodge No 3, Royal Ark Mariners 2009, Father Noah 2017
Bethany Tabernacle No XVI, HRAKTP 2012, Deputy Preceptor 2023
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Portland Valley 1983

Elected Director, Greater St. Helens Park & Recreation District, 1993-2003; Board President 1997-2001; Public Member of Budget Committee 2004-2010
First United Methodist Church St Helens; Budget Committee Chairman 1987-1992; Lay Member to Annual Conference 1993-1996

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