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Diocesan Daughters of the King

Mission and Vision Statement

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the vision of The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world. The Mission of the DOK is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service, and Evangelism.

Who We Are

The Order of the Daughters of the King, founded by Margaret J. Franklin at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in New York City in 1885, is a religious order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the historic episcopate but not in communion with it. Membership currently includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA), and Roman Catholic churches. Members take lifelong vows and dedicate themselves to prayer, service, and evangelism.

We are an Order, not a group or organization. An Order is a community under a religious rule; one requiring members to take solemn vows. We don’t just enroll as members and attend meetings; we take lifelong vows to follow the Rules of Prayer and Service. 

To Join

For more information about becoming a Daughter or starting a new chapter, please contact Kristle Evans.

Please join the Diocesan Daughters of the King in Thy Kingdom Come – a call to Prayer

Initiated in 2016 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thy Kingdom Come is a worldwide call to prayer that takes place between Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday. “In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” – Archbishop Justin Welby

The Order of the Daughters of the King is committed to joining this global event and invites and encourages all churches in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania to join with us and with Christians around the world as we pray that more people will come to Jesus. During this time we ask you to pray intentionally for five people not usually included in your prayers. Pray for God’s spirit to work in their lives and for them to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ.

There are resources online at or on the DOK national website under calendar. On the Thy Kingdom Come website individuals can register and have their light added to the map to light up the world with prayers.

Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Daughters of the King

Executive Board

President Linda Hoover, Dame Julian of Norwich Chapter, State College
1st Vice-President – Kristle Evans, Harriet Lane Johnston Chapter, Lancaster
2nd Vice-President – Susan Landin, Harriet Lane Johnston Chapter, Lancaster
Recording Secretary – Kitty Mussett, Dame Julian of Norwich Chapter, State College
Treasurer – Alison Vedder, Apostles for Christ Chapter, York
Corresponding Secretary – Ross Fairweather, Harriet Lane Johnston Chapter, Lancaster

Chapter Presidents

Vacant, Daughters of Glory, Harrisburg
Susan Steffen, The Peacemakers, Gettysburg
Susan Landin, Harriet Lane Johnston, Lancaster
Kelley Paulsen, Dame Julian of Norwich, State College
Co-Presidents Ann Brooks and Susan Leake, Apostles for Christ, York




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