John Michael Reeder, Worthy Grand Patron

Brother Mike was raised a Master Mason in December of 1974 at the Masonic Temple in Grand Valley Lodge #644.  The following February, he and his wife, Cinda, were initiated into Liberty Chapter #413, also of Grain Valley.  In 1981, Liberty Chapter consolidated with Blue Springs Chapter #428 where they have been  members ever since.  Brother Mike served as Worthy Patron of Liberty Chapter in 1976 and again in 1980 alongside Sister Cinda.  In 1981, Liberty Chapter consolidated with Blue Springs Chapter #428 where  Brother Mike has served as Worthy Patron, Associate Patron, Marshal, Warder and Sentinel many different times.  He also served as Grand Escort to Sister Cinda as she traveled to the Grand East from 2011 through 2015.  Sister Cinda and Brother Frank Jurotich gave Mike the honor of being Grand Representative of Nebraska in Missouri.

Brother Mike married his grade school sweetheart, Sister Cinda, in 1968 and they have been blessed with a wonderful family.  They have twin boys, Matthew and Mark, who have given them seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  They are so proud of their family and the many accomplishments they have made.

Brother Mike attended Central Missouri State University majoring in Industrial Arts.  In 1969, he began working for the City of Independence, Missouri, in their Engineering Department.  He started as a draftsman and ended his career as a project manager of construction improvements throughout the City.  He is now retired after giving 40 years of service to the citizens of Independence and is enjoying his travels across our beautiful state and country.