The Priory in the U.S. was constituted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Sovereign Head of the Order, in 1996. The first U.S. organization began in 1957, and was called The American Society of The Order of St John.
The head of the Priory in the U.S. is the Prior. He or she is appointed by the Grand Prior, worldwide head of The Order of St John, in London. The U.S. Prior, together with the Great Officers of the Order, and Priors of the other Priories, form The Grand Council.
The American Priory is governed by a Priory Chapter, each member of which iselected to a three-year term. Executive Officers, who meet regularly, are chosen triennially by the Prior and approved by the Priory Chapter, which meets four times annually. An Annual Report is distributed to members when the yearly audit is completed, and an Annual Meeting is held.
The Executive Director of the Priory in the U.S. handles day-to-day operations, focusing on membership communications and fundraising within and outside the Order.
To view Executive Officers click here.
To view Chapter Members click here.