Mark E. Langis
Right Worshipful Grand Secretary
Right Worshipful Brother Mark E. Langis joined Souhegan Valley Chapter Order of DeMolay October 8, 1972 at the age of 13. Being raised in the Catholic Faith, there were concerns as to his eligibility. His father spoke with members of the Advisory Board who suggested he speak with the Priest at their church. Mr. Langis did and the Priest said they had no issues with the Order of DeMolay. To this day, Mark is quite happy in the outcome of that conversation. Mark went on to serve as Master Councilor in 1975 and State Master Councilor in 1977. He was very active and received numerous awards and honors including Chevalier and Legion of Honor. Following his graduation from Milford Area Senior High School in 1976, a year earlier than expected, he served honorably for 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserves. While serving he took part on many honor details and assisted with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program each fall. He was an EMT with the Milford Volunteer Ambulance Service in the 1980s and was a longtime member of the High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire.
His petition for membership in Benevolent Lodge No. 7 in Milford, was read the day following his turning 21. He was initiated February 26, Passed March 25 and Raised April 29, 1980. He served as Junior Steward in 1984, Senior Deacon 1985, then two years in the South, two in the West and Worshipful Master in 1990 and 1991. Following two years as Marshal, he was elected as Secretary planning to only serve for 3-4 years. He stills holds that office 26 years later! He’s a Past Master of Anniversary Lodge of Research No. 175 and currently serves as Secretary. He is a member of King Solomon Chapter No. 17, Royal Arch Masons, where he serves as Secretary.
Mark was appointed by Most Worshipful Richard Rory Schanda, PGM to serve in the Second District as District Education Officer in 1998. This started his twenty-one years of service to the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire. Mark served as District Education Officer 1998 and 1999; District Deputy Grand Lecturer 2000 and 2001; and District Deputy Grand Master 2002, 2003, and 2004. He served as Deputy Grand Secretary 2007, 2008 and 2009 and Secretary to the Grand Master for Most Worshipful John E. Lobdell in 2017 and 2018. After his Lodge was moved to the 3rd District, he served two years as District Education Officer. He also has served on several Grand Lodge Committees. Mark is Grand Representative to two other jurisdictions, Kentucky and South Carolina.
Benevolent Lodge No. 7 has honored him with the Major General John Sullivan Distinguished Service medal in Bronze in 1997, Silver in 2007 and Gold in 2018. Most Worshipful Paul M. Leary presented him the Jeremy Ladd Cross Medal in 2012.
Mark worked for 30 years at PJ Currier Lumber Company in Amherst. Beginning as a driver, he moved up to Sales. He was then asked to oversee their woodworking shop where he worked for 24 years in that capacity. In April 2019 he moved into the Grand Lodge Office as Grand Secretary being installed on May 18, 2019.
Mark met his wife Roberta and her two children Rebecca and Jason in 1981. They have been married for 37 years. They are the proud grandparents of four granddaughters ranging in age from three to eighteen!
Mark and Roberta are members of Puritan Chapter No. 29, Order of Eastern Star in Milford. He served for many years on the Rainbow Advisory Board for Milford Assembly No. 13, and the DeMolay Advisory Board of Souhegan Valley Chapter.
Mark is proud to serve the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire as their Grand Secretary, and looks forward to many years serving in this capacity.