I am involved in the Scottish Rite with the 16th and 30th Degree teams, the Knights of St. Andrew, Ethics Committee, as well as the Grand Lodge Masonic Heritage 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 from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 2001.
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 was raised at Florence Lodge #281 in October, 2002 and joined the Scottish Rite in April, 2003. I was active nearly right away, serving as a line officer at Florence Lodge, adn in the Scottish Rite, 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 2005. I am a member of the York Rite Chapter and Council bodies, joining in December, 2011 and Spring, 2015 respectively.
I hold dual memberships in the Valleys of Hastings and Lincoln Scottish Rite bodies, as well as a life membership in George W. Lininger Lodge #268. I am a charter member of Albert Pike Lodge #333, where I currently serve as Secretary.
I was honored to be invested a Knight Commander in the Court of Honour (KCCH) in October, 2009 and was Coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary 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, Philalathes 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.
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.