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John has been General Degree director, served as Venerable Master of the Lodge of Perfection in 2007, and has been active with the 8° and 14° teams.



John T. Maxell, 33°

General Secretary

I am the General Secretary for Omaha Valley of the Scottish Rite. My responsibilities are the following, but not limited to; overseeing the day to day operation of the Omaha Valley, protecting the assets of the building and its contents, managing the staff, overseeing the membership, helping with fundraisers, and working with the Cathedral Board and the Foundation Board.

I was born in South Dakota.  My parents moved to Omaha when I was three and I attended school in Bellevue and College in Omaha. I became a Master Mason, Scottish Rite Mason, and Shriner in 1995. I received my KCCH in 2005 and 33° Degree Honorary in 2011. I served as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska in 2015-2016.

My Wife and I have one son, Jason, and four grandkids  - two boys and two girls. We have boxer dog named Gracie who runs our house.