Grand Commandery

of Knights Templar of the State of Indiana

Kurt A. Begue - KYCH, OPC, KCT

Kurt A. Begue - KYCH, OPC, KCT with Lady Lynnette
Current Office:
Aide to the Grand Commander / Webmaster

Home Commandery:
Fort Wayne Commandery #4

Masonic Biography:


Columbia City High School
Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne - Secondary Education History
Ferris State University - Associates in Applied Science in Plastics Technology with Distinction
Ferris State University - Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering Technology with Distinction
Indiana Wesleyan University - Master of Science in Business Management

CEO - Services For Plastics
CEO - Precision Machining Technology
CEO - S4 Web Design
CEO - Services For Coin Collecting

I have been blessed with a wonderful family. Lynnette is my best friend, and Madison, Shelby, Noah and Morgan keep us constantly on our toes.

I have a strong religious Christian background. We attend services at County Line Church of God and Trinity Episcopal in Fort Wayne.

Masonic History:

Blue Lodge

Worshipful Master of Huntertown Lodge #689 in 2010
Webmaster of Huntertown from: 2010-2013
During the 2010 year, Huntertown Lodge #689 received the following awards:,
Grand Master’s Award with High Distinction, 200-Lap Award and 500-mile Award

Life Member of Highland Lodge #762
Worshipful Master of Highland Lodge #762 in 2013
Treasurer of Highland 2014-present
Masonic Home Ambassador: 2014-present
Webmaster of Highland: 2012-present

Indiana Ritualist Program - Senior Ritualist
Honorary Member of New Haven Lodge #740
Member of Northeast Indiana Past Masters Association

Scottish Rite
Life Member of the Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite
Highland Lodge Ambassador to the Scottish Rite
Most Wise Master of the Emanuel Chapter of Rose Croix - 2015-16

Member of the Mizpah Shrine
Member of the YOSHI
Member of the 100 Million Club
Member of the Media Unit
Member of the Flying Shriners
Webmaster of Mizpah Shrine: 2014-present

Order of the Eastern Star
Member of Fort Wayne Chapter #432

York Rite
Life Member of Fort Wayne Chapter #19
Life Member of Fort Wayne Council #4
Life Member of Fort Wayne Commandery #4
Served as: High Priest, Illustrious Master and Commander in 2010
Fort Wayne Commandery “Sir Knight of the Year” 2009
Fort Wayne Council #4 Companion of the Year 2010
In 2010: Exalted and Greeted 57 Companions, and Knighted 55 Sir Knights
Super Excellent Master Degree - Wauseon, OH
Illustrious Master of the Year 2010 from the Grand Council
Eminent Commander’s Certificate of Merit 2010
Grand Encampment Membership Award 2011
Distinguished Service Award 2011
Newby-Avery Fellow - 1 Diamond
Holy Order of High Priesthood
Thrice Illustrious Master Degree
Past Commander's Association
Graduate of Indiana Templar Academy
Knight Commander of the Temple 2013
Trustee of Fort Wayne York Rite: 2011-present
Webmaster of Fort Wayne York Rite: 2010-present

Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Indiana
Aide to the Grand Commander - Jack F. Wallace 2013-14
Aide to the Grand Commander - Michael D. Ritter 2014-15
Aide to the Grand Commander - James L. Bolinger 2015-16
Aide to the Grand Commander - Donald D. Olvey 2016-17
Aide to the Grand Commander - Lawrence J Williams 2017-18
Grand Sword Bearer of the Grand Commandery of Indiana 2012-13
Grand Warder of the Grand Commandery of Indiana 2011-12
Grand Commandery Ambassador to the State of Maryland 2011-present
York Rite Ambassador to the Grand Lodge of Indiana 2011
Webmaster of Indiana Grand Commandery: 2011-present

York Rite Sovereign College
Life Member of Indiana College #55
Past Governor 2014-15
Associate Regent
Order of the Purple Cross - 2014 Denver, CO
YRSCNA Award of Gold-2017
Governor's Award of Excellence-2017
Current Office: Treasurer - 2015-present

Allied Masonic Degrees AMD
Member of Pokagon Council #147
Sovereign Master 2016

Royal Order of Scotland
Life Member

Yeomen of York
Member of Angola Preceptory #2

Knights of the York Cross of Honour
Life Member of Indiana Priory #8
Current Office: Herald
Webmaster: 2013-present

Knight Masons
Member of Fírinne Council #115
Charter Member of St. Columba Council #118
Current Office: Treasurer - 2016-present

Masonic Order of Athelstan
Charter Member of Regius Cordis Court #110
Current Office: Senior Warden

Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests
Grand Preceptor's Tabernacle No. A 2012-2016
Member of Gennesaret Tabernacle No. XVII in 2016

High Twelve International
Member of Ameek Club #723
President 2016

Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis
Member of Nation SRICF in 2012-2015
Member of Indiana College in 2015
Adeptus Exemptus Grade VII°
Current Office: Chaplain

Masonic Order of Bath

216 Foundation -
Member since 2010-present
Board member 2016-present

Benefactor of the Estey Opus 2525 Pipe Organ -