PRIORY NEWS

Priory of The Delaware
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of The Delaware held a Convent and Investiture with a Change of Command, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W 13th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806, at 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

The following individuals were invested:
Jeannette Theresa Mercer
Carol Palmer Sherwood The Priory members celebrated the elevation of the following individuals to Prior and Chancellor, respectively:

LT Chev. William R. Foote, GOTJ - Prior
Capt Chev. Douglas E. Sherwood, GOTJ - Chancellor



The following individuals are authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated at this event:
Chevalier Gary Richard Williamson Commandeur (KCTJ)
Chevalier LT William Randolph Foote Grand Officier (GOTJ)
Chevaleresse Aleta Alene Krauss Grand Officier (GOTJ)

The following individuals are authorized the following awards:
Capt Chev. Thomas W. Mercer, D.D.S. Achievement Medal
LT Chev. William R. Foote Commendation Medal
Capt Chev. Douglas E. Sherwood Commendation Medal
Chev. Gary Richard Williamson Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev. Douglas Elliott Sherwood Long & Faithful - Gold

Officiating at the Investiture was Grand Prior, CAPT Chevalier Clayton Michael Kemmerer, GCTJ, GMTJ.

Priory of St. Matthew
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. Matthew held a Convent & Investiture with change of command at the First Baptist Church Austin, 901 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701 on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

The Priory members celebrated the elevation of the following individuals to Prior and Chancellor, respectively:

Chev. Charles A. Wall, GOTJ - Prior
Chev. Ryan W. Hall, KCTJ - Chancellor

The following individuals were invested:
John Anthony Carter
Matthew Keith Ducker
† CPT David Alan Tosh
† COL Reverend Dewey D. Wheat, Jr., D.Min.
Gayle Leith Miller Wheat
Dustin Snow Wittenburg, Esquire

The following individuals are authorized to be promoted to the rank indicated at this event:
Chevaleresse Tanya Phillips Bertone Grand Officier (GOTJ)
Chevalier Michael Wayne Brazell Grand Officier (GOTJ)
Chevalier Andrew Jackson McVeigh III Grand Officier (GOTJ)

The following individuals are authorized the following awards:
Chev Ryan W Hall Commendation Medal
LTC Hon Chev Roger A Keats Commendation Medal
Chev Michael Wayne Brazell Long & Faithful - Bronze
BG Chev Robert Joseph O’Connell Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev Sigmund Joseph Reckline Long & Faithful - Silver


Officiating at the Investiture was Grand Prior, CAPT Chevalier Clayton Michael Kemmerer, GCTJ, GMTJ.

Priory of Our Lady of Sorrows of the West
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of Our Lady of Sorrows of the West held a Convent Only at the Centerstone Plaza Hotel, 401 6th ST S.W., Rochester, MN 55902, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, 7 September 2019.

There were no authorized investitures or promotions at this event.

Officiating at the Convent was Grand Secretary Chevalier Ian C. Good, GOTJ.


Priory of The Christian Shield
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of The Christian Shield held a Convent & Investiture with Change of Command at the First United Methodist Church, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108, on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The Priory members celebrated the elevation of the following individuals to Prior and Chancellor, respectively:
LtCol Chev. Dwane R. Boucher, GOTJ
CPO Chev. Kenneth C. Hedrick KCTJ.


The following individuals were invested:
Guy Lycurgus Everest
† Sgt Ross H. Dunn
Cary Bourke McDonald
† Cpl Guillermo Eduardo Zavala
† Cpl Guillermo Gonzalez Zavala

The following individuals were promoted to the rank indicated at this event:
TSgt Chevalier Justin Gregory Boucher Commandeur (KCTJ)
Chevaleresse Eleanor Cuevas Brackett Commandeur (DCTJ)
Lt Col Chevalier Dwane Russell Boucher Grand Officier (GOTJ)
Chevalier Benjamin Scott Breese Grand Officier (GOTJ)

The following individuals received the following awards:
Chev. Bruce E. Collins Achievement Medal
Chvse. Julie S. Knowlton Achievement Medal
MSgt. Chev. Michael A. Knowlton Achievement Medal
Chvse. Arielle Leah F. Michael Achievement Medal
CPO Chev. John D. Olivier Achievement Medal
MSgt. Chev. Lawence E. Hill Commendation Medal

Officiating at the Convent was Grand Chancellor Chev. Jeffrey P. Agnes, GOTJ, GMTJ.

Priory of St. Clair
Grand Registrar Chev. David M. Schorn, GCTJ, GMTJ

The Priory of St. Clair held a Convent and Investiture with change of command at the Colombiere Jesuit Retreat/Conference Center, 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346, on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

The Priory members celebrated the elevation of the following individuals to Prior and Chancellor, respectively:

Chev. Frederick E. Kaiser, Jr., KCTJ - Prior
Chev. Douglas F.Hegyi, D.O., GOTJ, CMTJ - Chancellor

The following individuals were invested:
Timothy Samuel Beers
† Rev. Jennifer Louise Smith, DBA

The following individuals received the following awards:

Chev Justin Akinleye Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev Jubei Lee Hughes Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev Frederick Edward Kaiser, Jr. Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chvse Karen Beth Kaiser Long & Faithful - Bronze
Chev Douglas Frank Hegyi, DO Long & Faithful - Silver
Chev Gregg N Peabody Long & Faithful - Silver
COL Chev Larry Brian Main Long & Faithful - Gold
Chev Randolph Allen Peter Skotarczyk Long & Faithful - Gold
Chev Mark Richard Villeneuve, MD Long & Faithful - Gold

Officiating at the Investiture was Deputy Grand Prior Chevalier Don Robinson, GCTJ.

 

September 2019
Regular publication of SMOTJ GPUSA

In This Issue

  Updates from the Grand Prior

  SMOTJ Scholarship Drive

  Priory Projects

  Grand Convent 2020

  Sister Martha Has a New Name!

  RMDs and You!

  ICRD Templar Update

  Priory News

  GPUSA Calendar


Grand Prior Kemmerer with two new Priory of St. Matthew members: COL Reverend Dewey D. Wheat, Jr., D.Min. and Gayle Leith Miller Wheat.


Newsletters


"An Cleit" from the Priory of the Holy Isle


Priory of St. Bernard de Clairvaux


"Confrere" from the Commandery of the Virgin Mary.


The SMOTJ website contains a collection of well-written articles which you might find enlightening. Please visit the News page. Then see the new article on Africa: Alarming Rise of Christian Persecution.

Also check out SMOTJ's Web Magazine Abraham's Tent for additional reading material.


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