Kenneth DeWayne DeLaet was born on June 23, 1974, in Memphis, TN. He is the son of DeWayne L. DeLaet (Judy) and Brenda G. DeLaet. He was educated in the Shelby County School system and graduated from Overton High School. Brother DeLaet attended Williams Baptist College where he studied Religious Education. He has extensive studies in Occupational Safety and Health and is recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He is employed by Wright Construction Company and serves as the companies Safety Director.
He is married to Jennifer Ford DeLaet. Together they have four children, Jacob (Ellie) Miller, Caleb Miller, Shelby DeLaet, Carter DeLaet and one Grandson Jake Jr. He and his wife are members of Ellendale Baptist Church.
Brother DeLaet was raised a Master Mason on November 18, 2006, in Bartlett Lodge No. 697 located in Bartlett, Tennessee. He served as Worshipful Master of Bartlett Lodge No. 211 in 2011. Brother DeLaet received the Pin of Excellence in 2013. He is a Life Member of Bartlett Lodge and is currently serving as Secretary. He served the Grand Lodge of Tennessee as Grand Marshall in 2014 and has been a member of the Board of Custodians where he served as Chairman twice. He has served his District as Deputy District Chairman and is currently serving as District 1 Chairman.
Brother DeLaet is a Life Member of the Memphis Scottish Rite Bodies. He served the Chapter of Rose Croix as Wise Master from 2013-2014. He was accorded the rank of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 2011 and was Coroneted an Inspector General Honorary 33° in 2017. He is currently serving as Assistant Director of Work.
Companion DeLaet was exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Rosemark Chapter No. 225 on July 14, 2007. He served as Excellent High Priest and received the Order of High Priesthood in 2016. He served the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Tennessee as Excellent Grand Principal Sojourner in 2017.
Companion DeLaet was greeted in Rosemark Council No. 131 on July 21, 2007. He served as Illustrious Master and received the Order of the Silver Trowel in 2017. Companion DeLaet also served Rosemark Council as Recorder. He has served the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Tennessee as the Grand Masters Personal Representative for District 1.
Sir Knight DeLaet was Knighted in Rosemark Commandery No. 39 on July 21, 2007. He Served as Eminent Commander and received the Knight Crusader of the Cross in 2018. Sir Knight DeLaet has also served Rosemark Commandery as Recorder. Companion DeLaet received the Knight York Cross of Honor in 2019.
Brother DeLaet is a recipient of the DeMolay Honorary Legion of Honor.
Other Masonic affiliations include:
• Allied Masonic Degrees
• Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest
• Knight Masons
• Masonic Order of Athelstan
• Order of the Eastern Star
• Red Cross of Constantine
• Royal Order of Scotland
• St. Thomas of Acon
• Tall Cedars of Lebanon
• The Operatives
• West Tennessee Past Masters Association
• York Rite Sovereign College
Companion DeLaet was elected Excellent Grand Captain of the Host on March 25, 2019 and has advanced each year being elected Most Excellent Grand High Priest on March 20, 2023.