Past Grand Commander's of
the Grand Commandery of Texas

Grand Commander
Paul E. Wunsche
Title: Grand Commander
Year: 2011 - 2012
Home Commandery: Melrose No. 109
Home Commandery: Fort Bend No. 74
His Lady: Becky

Masonic History

Raised in Spring Lodge No. 1174 AF & AM on October 30, 1990. Transferred membership to Tomball Lodge No. 1096, where he is an Endowed member and served as Worshipful Master in 1998-99. Served the Grand Lodge of Texas as District Deputy Grand Master in 2004. Currently serving second full term on the By-Laws Committee, having served as Chairman for four years. Class "A" Esoteric Certificate since 1994.

Exalted in North Houston Chapter No. 472 RAM on March 25, 1992, serving as High Priest in 1999-2000. He served as Secretary for ten years. Consecrated in the Order of the High Priesthood. Served the Grand Chapter as Grand Chaplain, District Deputy Grand High Priest, By-Laws Committee Chairman, Area Coordinator, Area Three Representative Membership. Esoteric Certificate and member of the York Rite Esoteric Association. Grand Representative of Saskatchewan near Texas.

Greeted in North Houston Council No. 387 R&SM on April 1, 1992, serving as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1999-2000. Endowed member, serving as Recorder for ten years. Received in the Order of the Silver Trowel, and is advancing in the line of the Order of the Silver Trowel in Texas. Received the Super Excellent Master’s degree. Served the Grand Council as Grand Captain of the Guards, Grand Conductor of the Council, District Deputy Grand Master, By-Laws Committee Chairman, State Coordinator, Area Coordinator. Esoteric Certificate and member of the York Rite Esoteric Association. Grand Representative of Ontario near Texas.

Knighted in Melrose Commandery No. 109 on April 11, 1992, serving as Commander in 2000. Endowed member and currently serving as Prelate. Plural member with Ft. Bend Commandery No. 74, currently serving as Standard Bearer, and Amarillo Commandery No. 48. Active member of Melrose Commandery’s Class "A" National Champion Drill Team, serving as Right Guide. Charter member of Amarillo Commandery’s drill team. Member of the Texas Chapter of the Sovereign Order of the Knights Preceptor. Ordained a Knight Priest in Resurrection Tabernacle No. XXI, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, and is a current officer advancing through the line. Served the Grand Commandery on the Field Drill Committee and Permanent Endowment Fund Committee and was elected Grand Sentinel in 2002. Grand Representative of Minnesota near Texas. Served the Grand Encampment as Aide-de-camp to the Right Eminent Grand Recorder, Sir Knight Lawrence E. Tucker.

Member of the Valley of Houston, Orient of Texas Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite since 1996, spending many years serving with the Stage Canteen. Invested with the rank and decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 2005.

Sir Knight Wunsche’s other Masonic orders and honors include: Past Governor of Gulf Coast York Rite College No. 106; Associate Regent, Order of the Purple Cross of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America; Life member of Thomas H. Ridout Priory No. 75, Knight York Cross of Honor and Past Prior; San Jacinto Conclave Red Cross of Constantine currently advancing through the line; Charter Member of William E. Crozier Council No. 369 Allied Masonic Degrees served as charter Secretary and Past Sovereign Master as well as receiving the Red Branch of Eri; Anson Jones Council No. 47 Knight Masons served as Excellent Chief; Lone Star Chapel Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon, Past Patron of Spring Chapter No. 1105 Order of the Eastern Star now affiliated with Melrose Chapter No. 920; Honorary member of Houston Chapter No. 513 National Sojourners; Honorary member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor; Honorary member of the California Past Commander’s Association; Honorary member of the Missouri Past Commander’s Association; Member, Knight Crusader of Louisiana; member Texas Lodge of Research.

Sir Knight Wunsche’s Masonic ties run deep. Most of his family is involved in many aspects of Masonry, including the International Order of Rainbow for Girls and DeMolay. He is proud to serve the Grand Commandery of Texas as Grand Commander in 2011-2012.