Supreme Worthy President
(Mrs. Jon) Melissa Spann
Waco No. 199 TX
Dallas No. 63, TX
Faith, Loyalty, and Love for God, the Order of Knights Templar, and each other.
Mrs. ( Jon S.) Melissa Spann was installed as Supreme Worthy President at Supreme Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia on September 30, 2022, and will preside at the 102nd Annual Supreme Assembly in Waco, Texas on September 25-29, 2023.
Mrs. Spann’s family has a rich masonic history. Her son is a fourth generation Master Mason and third generation Knights Templar; her father was a Past Grand Commander of Texas. Mrs. Spann and her mother have shared Beauceant since she was a “Beacueant Baby” who attended meetings until the age of two only to be initiated twenty years later as the wife of Sir Knight Jon S. Spann. She continues the legacy of faith, loyalty,and love with her daughter who will also serve Supreme Assembly this year.
Mrs. Spann resides just outside Waco, Texas in Lorena. She is a twenty-five-year member of Waco Assembly 199, Social Order of the Beauceant in Waco, Texas, where she advanced through the line before serving as Worthy President in 2004 and again in 2015; she has a dual membership with Dallas 63. Prior to being elected into the Supreme Line, Mrs Spann served Supreme Assembly as Supreme Mistress of the Wardrobe in 2008, Supreme Chaplain in 2016, and member of the Supreme Jewelry Committee in 2018.
Mrs. Spann was born in Waco, Texas. As a Division I athlete on scholarship to play tennis, she earned her BA in mathematics (1997) at the University of North Texas. After four years of teaching and coaching in secondary education, as a mother Mrs. Spann earned her MA (2003) and PhD (2006) in statistics at Baylor University. While she has had a successful career as an educator and an industry statistician in clinical research, Mrs. Spann is most proud of being wife to Sir Knight Jon S. Spann and mother to Mrs. Jacqueline Harris (Past President Waco 199), Ashlee Spann, and Sir Knight Stefan Spann.
Serving her Sisters of the Social Order of the Beauceant as Supreme Worthy President, Mrs. Spann is living a dream that started twenty-five years ago when she met (Mrs. W. Dean) Gerry Porter, Past Supreme Worthy President (1997-1998).