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 over 30 Areas 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 at over 100 hundred organizations, including food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring programs for at risk children.
The 5 person Steering Committee has served its purpose and the full 13 person Board, as of 11 2017 will be these members:
Mike McGarry, KM CoChair
Collins Whitfield, KM CoChair
Robert J. Fredericks, Ph. D., GCMOb Chair Emeritus
Eileen Bitten, DM Western Association
Steve Caron, KM American Association
Roman Ciecwierz, KMOb Canadian Association
Joe Feitelberg, KMOb American Association
Aleksander Johnston, Aux Federal Association
Patrick Kraft, KM Western Association
Doug Sandvig, KM – Federal Association
John Santa, KM American Association
Andy Vissicchio, KMOb American Association
Chaplain, Fr. George Williams, S.J., ChM American Association
The focus of the process is to develop and furnish a two-year draft plan for the four Association Presidents that will become a “living document” for the Apostolate. One or more Board members will take responsibility for the Actions outlined below to make this plan succeed. Future significant changes to the Strategic Plan will require the four Associations approval.