Article Courtesy of the TO Acorn
Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge No. 807 is under new leadership.
Fillmore resident Steven Hood has been named the 2022- 23 worshipful master of the Thousand Oaks lodge, replacing past master Brien Lynch.
In the Masons, the worshipful master serves as CEO of the lodge, responsible for various tasks and duties and for keeping the lodge running smoothly.
Hood grew up in Stockton, California, and graduated from Cal State Chico with a degree in theater arts and minors in manufacturing management and audio recording.
He was employed in the San Francisco Bay Area at Marin Theatre Co., did concert work with Bill Graham Presents (now Live Nation) and worked on many performances through the years.
Hood moved to California to work at Pepperdine University, where he advised the renovation of the lighting system for Elkins Auditorium and the rigging system in Smothers Theatre.
In 2009, he began working at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, where he supports live productions and engineering audio, video and presentation lighting around campus.
He is married to Sara, who grew up in a Masonic family. Sara Hood has served in several capacities since joining Job’s Daughters when she was 12, including past honored queen and chair of the Miss California Job’s Daughter pageant.
She received the degree of Royal Purple, the highest honor that Job’s Daughters can bestow on an adult leader.
Sara Hood joined Steven in parenting his daughters from his first wife, Stacey, who died in 2017 of breast cancer.
Steven Hood’s daughters are also Job’s Daughters: Rachael, the eldest, is a past honored queen and is Grand Bethel fifth messenger. Rebekah is serving as Bethel guide.
Hood’s predecessor, Brien Lynch of Newbury Park, serves as assistant secretary for the lodge.