Mark Mestemacher serves as an FCA board member in the greater St. Louis area. He is also a board member and the financial chair of FCA Wrestling, a member of the FCA Midwest Region Leadership Board, a member of the “24 Hours with God” FCA Wrestling Camp Fellowship and a Coaches Huddle Leader in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Mestemacher was a student-athlete at Collinsville High School in Illinois and Illinois State University in the 1970s, and later coached at the Edwardsville Wrestling Club and the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, which has a strong partnership with FCA thanks to Mestemacher’s involvement.
Mestemacher has also demonstrated his commitment as a servant-leader through personal, financial and spiritual contributions to FCA coaches’ Bible studies, local campus Huddles, Camps and community ministries. He was instrumental in raising funds, planning and designing the state-of-the-art Jon Davis Wrestling Center in Edwardsville, one of the most impressive wrestling-specific buildings in the U.S. Mestemacher regularly organizes trips for coaches to national events, where they are able to connect with other coaches and athletes who are making an impact for Christ through sport. In 2017, he helped facilitate an FCA missions trip to Ukraine for 13 wrestling coaches and athletes, the impact of which is still being felt in Ukraine and in the lives of the participants.
He is married to his wife, Carol.