South Texas York Rite College #169
Chartered July 31, 1994
College Officers 2013 - 2014
Governor Dillon E. Vanderford Jr.
Deputy Governor Robert E. Wooten
Chancellor Michael J. Kulmann
Treasurer Quince L. Mitchell
Secretary Tommy C. Wimberly, PG. PC.
Primate Robert L. Dodd Jr.
Preceptor Errol A. Peña
Senschal Gregory F. Eisenhauer
Marshal Johnny A. Young, PG. PC.
Sentinel Charles W. Shipley
Stated Meetings: Saturdays in May, August, November and February held at the York Rite Masonic Temple – Located at 1538 Baldwin in Corpus Christi
The York Rite College is an invitational only body. All candidates are proposed by members and elected before the candidate is notified. The only entrance is through the door of Service to the various York Rite bodies. The members are designated a “Knight of York”. The oldest known Masonic document is the Regius manuscript dating from 1390 and refers to the year 926 AD in York England during the reign of King Althelstane, grandson of Alfred the Great.
The York Rite Colleges are governed by the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, which bestows the prestigious “Order of the Purple Cross” on a very limited number of members in recognition for outstanding service. Our College covers the area from Victoria, and Port Lavaca, through Corpus Christi to include the Rio Grande Valley.
Contact: Tommy C. Wimberly - Secretary
Phone: (361) 992-1946