Jerry Oliver (Imperial Chaplain)

Jerry Oliver headshot

Jerry Oliver, of Rush City, Minnesota, was named Imperial Chaplain by Imperial Potentate William S. “Bill” Bailey during the Shriners 2021 Imperial Session held July 4 – 8 in Houston, Texas.

Fraternities and Philanthropy

  • Anoka Lodge #30, Anoka, Minnesota, 1978
  • Master, Anoka Lodge #30, 1984 and 2019
  • Recipient, Outstanding Mason Award, 1987; Hiram Award, 2004
  • Ritual Director, 1985 – 1996
  • Named a “Masonic Pillar”
  • Member, Leadership Committee, Grand Lodge, 1982 – 1992
  • Chairman, Leadership Committee, Grand Lodge, 1987 – 1992
  • Grand Lodge Monitor, 2nd Degree, 1986
  • Grand Pursuivant, 1999; Grand Junior Steward, 2000; Grand Senior Steward, 2001;  Grand Orator, 2015
  • Scottish Rite, Valley of Minneapolis, 1979
  • Properties Committee
  • Venerable Master, 1995 – 1996
  • KCCH, 1993
  • Coroneted a 33°, 1999
  • Deputy to the Orient of Minnesota for the Supreme Council, 2002
  • Elected and crowned S\G\I\G\, 2003
  • Served on several Supreme Council Committees; retired Dec. 31, 2017
  • York Rite, 1989
  • Past High Priest, Columbian Chapter RAM
  • Past Illustrious Master, Minneapolis Council #2
  • Recipient, Cross of Honor
  • Member, York Rite College
  • Grand Chaplain of the Grand Council, 2021-2022
  • Zuhrah Shriners, 1980
  • Member, Anoka Area Shrine Club
  • President, Anoka Area Shrine Club, 1986
  • Potentate, Zuhrah Shriners, 1997
  • Board of Trustees, 15 years
  • Treasurer, 2007 – 2008
  • Life Member, Ceremonial Unit and Pipes & Drums
  • Zuhrah Workhorse
  • Member, Zuhrah Patrol
  • Member, Legion of Honor
  • Served on every committee at Zuhrah Shriners
  • Deputy Director General, 2003 Imperial Session
  • Member, Imperial Planning Committee, 1999-2003, 2010-2014, 2018-present
  • Imperial Marshal’s Aide, 2003 – present
  • Director General, 2014 Session, 2022 Session
  • Imperial Chaplain 2015 – 2016, 2021 – 2022
  • Imperial Chaplain Staff, 2015 – 2018
  • Chaplain for Joint Boards, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2015-2016, 2021-2022
  • Order of the Eastern Star, Martha Chapter, 1983
  • Worthy Patron, 2004-2005
  • Member, Grand Chapter Membership Committee
  • Trustee, 2006 – 2009
  • Grand Sentinel, 2019 – 2020
  • Associate Grand Patron, 2021
  • Job’s Daughters, Associate Bethel Guardian, 1985 – 1988
  • Grand Senior Custodian, 1989 – 1990; Grand Bethel Treasurer 1990-1992
  • Recipient, Golden Triangle Award, 1992
  • President of the Foundation, 1996 – 2001
  • Emeritus member of the Foundation
  • Member, DeMolay Foundation, 1988 – 1995
  • DeMolay Honorary Legion of Honor, 1989
  • President of the Foundation, 1995 – 1999
  • Deputy to the International Supreme Council, 2001
  • Commander in the East, DeMolay Legion of Honor Degree Team
  • Emeritus member, DeMolay International, 2010
  • Royal Order of Scotland
  • Red Cross of Constantine
  • Puissant Sovereign, 2016-2017
  • Life Member, Selim Grotto – Grottoes of North America

Professional and Personal 

Oliver is a United States Navy veteran. He retired after working for more than 40 years in the steel fabrication industry. He has been married to Peg Oliver for over 47 years and is the proud father of two children, Laura and Brandon.

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