Exciting News – Leadership Change at Minnesota Masonic Charities

Dear Team Members,

I am pleased to announce a leadership transition at Minnesota Masonic Charities.

As of January 1, 2024, I will be reducing my responsibilities at MMC. I will remain as President & CEO of Minnesota Masonic Charities Funds, Minnesota Masonic Historical Society and Museum, and Minnesota Masonic Historic Buildings.

Simultaneously, it brings me great pleasure to announce that John Schwietz, our current COO, will take on the CEO role for Minnesota Masonic Charities. John has been an invaluable member of our leadership team, consistently showcasing exceptional dedication and skill in his role as COO. John will oversee key areas such as the Minnesota Masonic Home, Minnesota Masonic Children’s Clinic for Communication Disorders, Masonic Heritage Center, and other partnerships and programs in his new capacity.

John Schwietz, in his role as CEO, is enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead Minnesota Masonic Charities. He is deeply committed to fostering a collaborative and innovative environment. John looks forward to working closely with the Masonic Home team and is eager to support our outstanding staff roster. John will be available to all staff when appropriate, and he encourages open communication as we collectively strive for excellence in serving our community.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each of you for your unwavering dedication and support during my tenure as CEO. I am confident that under John Schweitz’s capable guidance, Minnesota Masonic Charities will continue to achieve new heights of success and growth.

Please join me in congratulating John on this new role. Your hard work and contributions to Minnesota Masonic Charities are deeply appreciated, and I am excited to witness the organization’s continued success.

Yours Very Truly,


Eric J. Neetenbeek

President/ CEO

Minnesota Masonic Charities