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.
For more information about becoming a Daughter or starting a new chapter, please contact Kristle Evans.
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
Vacant, Daughters of Glory, Harrisburg
Susan Steffen, The Peacemakers, Gettysburg
Susan Landin, Harriet Lane Johnston, Lancaster
Kelley Paulsen, Dame Julian of Norwich, State College
Carolyn Hinton, Apostles for Christ, York