Priory Committees and Task Forces

U.S. Priory Committees

2024

Audit Committee

Assists Priory Chapter in its oversight responsibilities for financial management, the system and effectiveness of internal controls, the audit process and the Priory's processes and procedures for monitoring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Cindy Jarboe, CStJ, Chair

John Busterud, KStJ

Kathy Durdin, OStJ

Biography Committee

Assists the Priory Registrar, Leadership and Confrères by maintaining current professional and personal Confrères biographies in order to facilitate specific areas of talent and expertise within the Priory, facilitate and encourage more creative ways for Confrères to interact and form deeper relationships within the Priory and encourage the celebration of all Confrères by sharing stories and accomplishments in innovative ways.

Glenn Davis, M.D., CStJ, Chair

John Capps, OStJ

Katherine Capps, OStJ

Glenn Donaldson, MStJ

Rob Donaldson, CStJ

Chivalry and Heraldry Committee

Assists the Genealogist with developing and executing the chivalric and heraldic activities of the Priory.

Jim Terzian, CStJ, Chair

Randolph Bell, CStJ

Dave Boven, Ph.D., CStJ

Donald Campbell, OStJ

Jack Enoch Jr., KStJ

Edward Ploysongsang, OStJ

Brian Ragen, KStJ

John Shannon, CStJ

Communications Committee

Review and approve Priory communications and publications, including the newsletter.

Daniel Reany, OStJ, Chair

Dave Boven, Ph.D., CStJ

Bita Esmaeli, M.D., OStJ

Carol Hunter, OStJ

Steve Leland, MStJ

Charles Mosteller, M.D., CStJ

Development Committee

Develop and maintain a comprehensive fundraising strategy that leverages internal and external resources - including endowments, legacy giving and major gifts - aligned with the Priory's mission.

Courtenay Fain, MStJ

Daniel Riley, CStJ

Robert "Skip" Windsor, CStJ (Chair, Muristan Committee)

Finance Committee

Develop new fiscal policies as needed; review proposed annual budget and make recommendations to Chapter.

John Macaskill, CStJ, Chair

Paul Cleveland, OStJ

Tieman “Skipper” Dippel Jr., OStJ

Marcia Mayo, DStJ

Victoria Sheffield, DStJ

Michael Yon, OStJ

Governance Committee

Oversees updates to Priory Bylaws to ensure compliance with Order Statutes and Regulations.

Maxey Roberts, CStJ, Chair

Richard Batchelder, Esq., OStJ

Bruce Spivey, M.D., KStJ

Human Resources Committee

Oversees the HR function of the Priory and guides policies and plans related to compensation, benefits, and policies for employees including, but not limited to hiring, workplace policies, compensation, performance evaluation and grievances.

Cynthia Jarboe, CStJ, Chair

John Busterud, KStJ

Erwin Morrison, OStJ

Investment Committee

Management and oversight of investment portfolio.

John Macaskill, CStJ, Chair

Ann Daugherty, CStJ

Jack Enoch Jr., KStJ

Palmer Garson, CStJ

Daniel Riley, CStJ

Ernest Steiner, OStJ

Membership Committee

Collects and makes available best practices for nominating prospective members and introducing new Members into the Priory. Made up of the Registrar, Priory membership leaders and Regional Membership Committee Chairs.

Ben Faucett, OStJ, Chair

Barry Howard, OStJ

Jane Mermelstein, CStJ

Regional Membership Chairs

Muristan Committee

Assist in further developing the planned giving program.

Robert "Skip" Windsor, CStJ, Chair

Kathryn Cox, DStJ

Glenn Davis, M.D., CStJ

Thomas Hyers, M.D., CStJ

John Macaskill, CStJ

Jennifer St. Victor- de Pinho, MStJ

Nominating Committee

Responsible for selecting, evaluating and nominating Chapter members, Officers and senior management positions.

Priory Honors and Awards Committee

Evaluate and determine nominations for appointment of new Members and promotions of current Members for approval by London.

Nigel Heath, KStJ, Chair

Three Current Priory Members

One Independent Member

Priory Women's Forum

The purpose of the Priory Women's Forum is to inspire and create new conversations within the U.S. Priory to help provide a better understanding of the experiences of women across the Priory. The goal is to build the Forum into a community of best practices which fosters new solutions and ideas to support women's participation across the Priory and the Order.

Ellen LeCompte, CStJ, Co-Chair

The Rev'd Eleanor Ellsworth, OStJ, Co-Chair

National Women's Forum Liaisons

Pro Fide Committee

The Order's Pro Fide Committee's primary focus remains "putting the saint back into the Order of St John."

The Rev’d Dr. Russell Levenson Jr., OStJ

Pro Hominum Committee

The Pro Hominum Committee focuses on the composition of the membership of the U.S. Priory. It serves to encourage a healthy diversity among the membership of the Order. The Committee’s focus upon the humanity—the people—of the U.S. Priory supports efforts to build a mosaic of Members to meet the future needs of the Priory, developing guidance and assistance to Regional chairs and Members in the nomination, retention and development of Members.

The Rev’d Eleanor Ellsworth, OStJ, Chair

Joye Blount, OStJ

Thomas Chu, OStJ

D. Francisco De La Pava, OStJ

The Rev'd Canon Christine Faulstich, OStJ

Regional Committee Coordinators

Responsible for coordinating Regional Committee chairs to ensure consistent operations and messaging across all Regions; periodically updates Regional Committee Handbook to reflect new policies and responsibilities.

Glenn Davis, M.D., CStJ, Co-Chair

The Rev'd David Goldberg, OStJ, Co-Chair

Service Medal Committee

Oversees the rules and assessment of candidates for the Order’s Service Medal within the territory of the Priory. Service Medals and Bars are awarded by the Prior and Priory Honors and Awards Committee on behalf of the Order. Chaired by the Registrar.

Jim Terzian, CStJ, Chair

Andrew Brooks, KStJ

Ellen LeCompte, CStJ

LTC (Ret) Jeffrey Ritsick, CStJ

Jennifer St. Victor-de Pinho, MStJ

St John Volunteer Corps National Committee

Seeks to find improved and expanded ways in which the U.S. Priory supports the vulnerable in the communities in which its Members live and work. Evaluates proposed regional volunteer opportunities that utilize the talent and commitment of local Members.

Butler Derrick, OStJ, Co-Chair

Jane Heath, CStJ, Co-Chair

Todd Ammermann, OStJ

Aaron Byrd, OStJ

Douglas Garson, CStJ

Alice Pidgeon, OStJ

LTC (Ret) Jeffrey Ritsick, CStJ

Christopher St. Victor-de Pinho, OStJ

Young Members Committee

Plans and executes programming and events for Younger Members (under 45 years old).

Dave Boven, Ph.D., CStJ, Co-Chair

Austin Spivey, MStJ, Co-Chair

Calvin Brooks, OStJ

Matthew Leddicotte, OStJ

Ecumenical Prayer Book Task Force

Oversees the assessment, development, and publishing of a prayer book for the Priory. Co-chaired by the Sub Prelate and Registrar.

Jim Terzian, CStJ, Chair

The Rev’d Dr. Russell Levenson Jr., OStJ

Paul Martin, CStJ

Margaret McLarty, OStJ

LCDR (Ret) Michael Quigley, OStJ

Brian Ragen, KStJ

The Rev'd Dr. Howell Sasser Jr., OStJ

Stephen Storen, CStJ

Memorial Customary Task Force

Oversees the development and publishing of a guide to funeral and memorial services for Members of the Priory. Co-chaired by representatives of the Sub-Prelate and Registrar.

The Rev'd Canon Carl Turner, OStJ, Co-Chair

The Rev'd Michael Sahdev, MStJ, Co-Chair

Margaret McLarty, OStJ

LCDR (Ret) Michael Quigley, OStJ

Vic Brandt, KStJ, Advisor

The Rev’d Eleanor Ellsworth, OStJ, Advisor

Paul Martin, CStJ, Advisor

The Rev'd Dr. Howell Sasser Jr., OStJ, Advisor

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