About the Order The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilization. The 13,500 Knights and Dames remain true to its inspiring principles – nurturing, witnessing and protecting the faith and serving the poor and the sick.
The American Association Founded in 1927 as the first association of the Order of Malta in the Americas, the association is headquartered in New York City with over 2,000 knights, dames and volunteers in 16 states working with the poor, sick and incarcerated and giving witness to the Catholic faith.
Spirituality Knights and Dames join the Order of Malta to pursue their spiritual growth over a path laid out by Blessed Gerard more than nine hundred years ago, seeking to nurture and witness the Faith and assist the sick and the poor.
Spirituality in Action Members are involved in hands-on work involving over one hundred organizations and ministries. Food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring at risk children are just some of the activities in which members engage.
Vice President and Executive Director Henry James HUMPHREYS (1995)
President William J. FLYNN (1995—1999)
President John Paul REINER (1999—2002)
President Richard Conway CASEY (2002—2003)
Acting President Daniel J. KELLY (2003—2004)
President Daniel J. KELLY (2004—2009)
Acting President Jack E. POHRER (2009—2010)
President Joseph H. MILLER (2010—2011)
Acting President Howard V. REDGATE (2011)
President Jack E. POHRER (2012—2017)
* Dates written in bold have been deduced by correspondence, while those written in normal TYPE have been deduced by the acts of the Sovereign Councils.
** On the death of President Grace, Vice President Humphreys took charge of the direction of the Association until the election of a new President, but probably acted as President before that date because of the presumable illness of Mr. Grace.