Right Worshipful Brother Mark A. McCarthy was born on August 27th, 1982 in
Kirkwood Missouri. He was initiated into the mysteries of Freemasonry in November of
2013, served as Master of Webster Groves No. 84 from 2018 – 2019, and as Secretary
from 2020 to 2023. He currently serves the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F.&A.M. as a
RW Bro. McCarthy is a member of the Grand Lodge Committees on Education,
Membership and Scholarship Selection. He also is a member of the St Louis Area Grand
Masters Breakfast Committee, honoring the sitting Grand Master of Missouri each year.
In addition, he has been a member of the Webster Groves Masonic Temple Association
since 2016 and since 2019 has served as Vice President & Historian of the Webster
Groves Masonic Temple Association, which proudly organized and shepherded the lodge
through both the celebration of the 125th anniversary of its charter & the 100th
anniversary of the lodge building itself.
He is active in the York Rite in Oriental-Rabboni Chapter No. 78, Royal Arch Masons,
and Edgar Franklin Coonrod Council No. 493 Allied Masonic Degrees where he is
currently serving as Senior Warden. He is a Noble of Moolah Shrine, in St Louis and an
active member of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, belonging to the Valley of St.
Louis in the Orient of Missouri serving as a member of the Education and Library
Committees, along with being an officer in the St. Louis Chapter Rose Croix. RW Bro.
McCarthy also is a member of the Missouri Lodge of Research, and Saint Louis Conclave
of Red Cross of Constantine.
Outside of the Lodge RW Bro. McCarthy enjoys relaxing at home and watching St. Louis
Cardinals Baseball and St. Louis City SC (MLS) games with his wife Cassie and son
Conor. He and his family have a love for traveling and when his wife allows the
indulgence, make side trips to various historical locations/monuments/markers. In the
summers he tries to spend as much time as possible in Northern Wisconsin with his
family and his dogs, fishing or just relaxing in the Northwoods or on the water. He looks
forward each summer to their annual fishing trip to Nestor Falls, Ontario with his wife,
son and father in-law. He is an average golfer at best, and a deeply below average turkey
hunter but loves the peace and quiet found in the woods each fall and spring. RW Bro.
McCarthy has spent the better part of his life in and around education. From growing up
attending and working at a summer camp in Northern Wisconsin, to working for the
State of Indiana in juvenile corrections, returning home to St. Louis to work with at risk
students in a behavior school environment to his current job at Ladue Horton Watkins