Most Worshipful Mark E. Rustin
Grand Master of Masons in Maine 2018-2020
Brother Mark Edward Rustin, MW Grand Master of Masons in Maine, is a
native of Old Town, ME. He was Raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in
1985 at St. George Lodge #`16 in Warren, ME. He has a degree in Criminal Justice
from the University of Maine at Bangor, English from the University of Maine at Fort
Kent, and attended Bangor Theological Seminary.
Brother Rustin had a twelve-year career in law enforcement during which he
served on three departments leaving the field as Captain of the Police Bureau at the Medical College in Augusta, GA. He owned and operated a small restaurant in Veazie, ME for five years. The menu featured comfort food freshly prepared with a side order of conversation. In 1981 Mark answered the call to ordained pastoral ministry. He served two part-time churches while in school, and served a twenty-six year pastorate in Portland ME. He now serves as the part-time pastor in Carmel,ME.
Brother Rustin became Grand Secretary in 2012. He was re-elected to three
more terms, stepping down in 2016 in order to offer himself as Deputy Grand
Master. He was elected and installed Grand Master of Masons in Maine in 2018.
Brother Rustin has taught for and worked with the Maine Masonic College for
several years and served as the Chair of the Board of Regents until his election as Deputy Grand Master. He is a Past Master of Seminary Hill Daylight Lodge in Bangor, ME. While living in Georgia, Mark met and married his lovely wife LaVerne. They have four children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.