I am involved in the Scottish Rite as Degree Director for the 30th Degree, the Knights of St. Andrew, Ethics Committee, as well as the Grand Lodge Masonic Heritage Committee and as Chairman of the Public Relations Committee.
Micah I. Evans, 33°
Orient of Nebraska Development Director
I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1972. My parents moved to Omaha take teaching positions at Creighton University in 1973. I grew up in Omaha and attended Omaha Public Schools, graduating from Central High School in 1990.
I graduated from Boston College in 1994 with majors in History and Political Science, and I received my Masters in Public Administration in 2001 from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
In 2002, I moved back to Omaha to take advantage of the stronger job market and economy. My then-fiance Jennifer joined me from her home in Florence, South Carolina (imagine her surprise at Nebraska winters), and we were married in October, 2002.
I worked in various accounting jobs in the non-profit community until I had the opportunity in 2007 to move to Fundraising and Development with the Alzheimer's Association. When Ben Harvey, 33°, retired as Development Director for the Orient of Nebraska at the end of 2010, I had the opportunity to build on the programs he developed to raise financial resources for Scottish Rite philanthropies in Nebraska.
I joined Florence Lodge #281 in 2002 and the Scottish Rite in April, 2003. I was active nearly right away, joining the Knights of St. Andrew in 2004 and becoming a line officer.
I served as Venerable Master of the Knights of St. Andrew in 2007 and Master of Florence Lodge #281 in 2008. I was Wise Master of the Chapter of Rose Croix in 2013. I joined the Shrine in 2006 and Omaha R.A.M. #1 in December, 2011 and Omaha #1 R.S.C. in 2015. I am also a dual member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Lincoln, as well as a member of George W. Lininger Lodge #268 and a Charter member of Albert Pike Lodge #333, where I currently serve as Secretary.
I was honored to receive my KCCH in 2009 and my 33° in August, 2013 at the Biennial Session in Washington, D.C. I am also a
member of the Royal Order of Scotland, Grand College of Rites, the Masonic Society, and St. John's Lodge of Education #331. I am also a Board member at the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute and a Trustee at the Omaha Home for Boys.
In 2013, I joined other brethren in the Valley to create a new podcast, aimed at prospective Masons and new Brothers. It is called "To the East," and you can find the podcasts through http://sromaha.libsyn.com or in the Apple or Android podcasts store.
I am an avid history researcher and I collect old maps of Omaha and Nebraska.
My wife is from Florence, South Carolina. She serves as Senior Director for Guest Experiences at Lauritzen Gardens.
We have been restoring our 1890 Victorian home since 2002, and have two dogs and a cat.