Mark E. Rustin
Brother Mark E. Rustin, Deputy Grand Master, was born in Old Town, Maine 4 January 1948 the first child of Jim (Star in the East Lodge) and Frances Rustin. He attended Old Town schools graduating from Old Town High School in 1966. His education continued at the University of Maine at Bangor, the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and Bangor Theological Seminary. He and wife LaVerne were married in 1976. They have four children and numerous grand and great grandchildren.
Brother Rustin had a 12 year career in law enforcement, a six year career as a restauranteur, a 35 year and counting calling as a Congregational pastoral minister, and served four years as the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Maine.
Brother Rustin was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on December 14th 1985 at St. George Lodge #16 in Warren, Maine. After moving to Portland he affiliated with Comer Stone Lodge #216 in Portland. In 2007 he joined Howard Lodge #69 in Winterport, where he served as Chaplain from 2010-2013 and widows coordinator from 2011-2013. Mark affiliated with Seminary Hill Daylight Lodge #220 in Bangor on October 14,2013. He is a Past Master of the Lodge. He served as Assistant Grand Chaplain from 2001 – 2012.
In 2012 Brother Rustin was appointed Grand Secretary by MW A. James Ross. He was elected to three subsequent terms. While in this position he worked to develop the Grand Lodge Office as a service center for the Craft. He also spearheaded the Library Build out project. He spent many hours raising the money needed for this project. The completed Grand Lodge Library is testament to the success of that task. He was elected as Deputy Grand Master at the 2016 Annual Communication.