SK Benjamin Williams (16)
Right Eminent Grand Commander
2017 - 2018

S.K. Ben Williams was born in Washington D.C. on March 8, 1976, to the Hon. Diana Pritchard-Jack (nee Pritchard), daughter of Lord and Lady Pritchard of West Haddon, England, and David H. Williams, son of David B. Williams of the New York based, global advertising conglomerate, Interpublic Group. After his parents divorced, he moved back to England and attended school there. He was confirmed into the Church of England by the Bishop of Lincoln in 1990 at Eton College. After a somewhat adventuresome adolescence, he returned to the U.S. and attended the University of Maryland at College Park in 1995, graduating in the Summer of 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management with a focus on pedology the genesis, morphology, and classification of soils. In 2012 he passed the Patent Bar and became a registered Patent Agent.
He moved to Telluride, CO, in the summer of 2002, fleeing the maelstrom of Las Vegas. Then to Norwood, CO, in 2004, and finally settled in Littleton, CO, in 2014 where he runs a boutique patent firm representing various inventors and a number of corporate clients. In September of 2015 he realized his greatest achievement, convincing Tiffany Seybert to marry him. They have a baby girl, Adelyn.
He was initiated an Entered Apprentice in Norwood Lodge No. 111, in Nucla, CO, on March 14, 2006 and raised in Delta Lodge by courtesy work on Nov. 11 the same year.
He is a Past Master of Norwood Lodge No. 111 and Telluride Lodge No. 56. He is a P.E.H.P. of Gunnison Chapter No. 16 R.A.M.; P.T.I.M. of Telluride Council No. 10; and P.E.C. of Montrose-Ouray Commandery No. 16. He currently serves as Secretary of Research Lodge of Colorado.
He serves the Grand Lodge of Colorado as the Chair of the Education Committee. In 2016, at their Grand Sessions, he was made an honorary member of the Grand Lodge of Wyoming.
He serves the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America as a member of the editorial review committee for the Knight Templar Magazine. In the Scottish Rite he is a Past Master of Kadosh of the Grand Junction Consistory, and currently serves the Denver Consistory as Junior Warden in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Rose Croix. In 2015 he was humbled by his Brethren to receive the honorary degree of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor.
He is a member of the Allied Masonic Degrees,Black Canyon Council No. 318 and Front Range Council No. 288), the York Rite Sovereign College, Four Corners no. 171 and Centennial No. 87; Order of the Silver Trowel; Order of Anointed High Priests, where he serves as Vice President; Past Commanders Association; Ish Sodi; Pikes Peak Priory No. 21, K.Y.C.H.; Kincora Council No. 8 of Knight Masons; Rocky Mountain Chapel No. 26, St. Thomas of Acon, charter member; St. Bernard Commandery No. 41; Crown of Thorns Tabernacle No. XXVIII, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, serving as First Pillar; Colorado College, Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis, secretary and Third Herald in the High Council; and Mount of the Holy Cross Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine. In 2017 he was invited to join the Royal Order of Scotland.
He looks forward to serving you and the Grand Commandery of Colorado with a strong team of officers for the year of Our Lord 2018, ever remembering:
Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini Tuo da gloriam! (Lord, not to us, not to us but to your name give glory)