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International Daughters

International Daughters

Countries with Chapters

Currently, there are over 5,000 members in chapters outside of the U.S. They are in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, MexicoNigeriaPanama, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, and Uganda.

Information regarding membership

In countries other than the United States, International chapters may be formed in autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion, the Roman Catholic Church, or churches in communion with the Episcopal Church. International chapters may initially adapt the current English handbook for their use, but when enough chapters have been organized to form a diocesan or national assembly, they may develop their own handbook and bylaws patterned after those of The Order of the Daughters of the King®, and adapted to the discipline and forms of their own church. Annual membership dues and contributions to the Funds are not required but the chapter and/or its members are encouraged to subscribe to The Royal Cross. The National Office maintains a separate list of International chapters and national assemblies.


International chapters are required to submit an annual report to the National Office of the Order (including a list of the officers and members of the chapters) until they are able to form a diocesan or national organization. Then annual reports will be submitted directly to the International chapter's diocesan or national organization and a summary report sent to the U.S. office at least every three years.

International Assemblies are strongly encouraged to maintain a close relationship with The Order of the Daughters of the King®, to send representatives to the national meetings of the Order, and invite DOK representatives from other countries to their national assemblies. They are welcome to participate in all activities and will have voice but no vote (Art. IV, Sec. 1, Para. D, Subpara. 5). They may also participate in International Sisterhood discussions where they can share their ideas, joys and challenges with one another.  Currently there are five countries that have assembled, they are Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, and Malawi.


Daughters Traveling Abroad 

Daughters traveling to another country from the U.S. as short-term missionaries or for other reasons are requested to contact the National Office well ahead of departure. It often happens that the Office or International Chair is looking for someone to hand carry crosses, handbooks or other materials to a responsible person in that country.

If a Daughter expects to visit churches in an area where the Order is not established, she may also obtain brochures, or even an International charter kit, 2 study guides and 2 handbooks to give to anyone who has a serious interest in the Order. Again, allow plenty of lead time. Please let the National Office and International Chair know to whom the charter kits have been given upon your return.

The National Office staff should be notified of changes within an overseas chapter or assembly. Please keep the office informed.


Start an International Chapter

To start an International Chapter, click here.


Request an International Prayer Partner

The purpose of Daughters of the King prayer partnerships is for National and International chapters to pray for and communicate with one another. It is hoped that through enhanced communication, both chapters will enjoy friendships with Daughters of the King in other countries and will feel a part of a worldwide sisterhood. Most importantly, partnered chapters will be blessed through prayer.


Request for an International Prayer Partner (USA Daughters requesting an International Chapter)

Request for a National Prayer Partner (International Daughters requesting a USA Chapter) - coming soon


Members of the International Committee

 Chair: Lindy Kirk
 International Crosses: Lindy Kirk
 Emily Thrasher
 Pam Runyon

 Marilyn Vinson McAffee

 Prayer Partner Coordinator: Vicky Patterson
 Translations Coordinator: Lindy Kirk


International Chaplain 

 The Rt. Rev. Bill Skilton


* Read about Bishop Skilton on Our Chaplains page.


Regional and Country Coordinators

 Brazil  Maria Helena Gastal
 Canada  Emily Thrasher
 Colombia  Rev. Connie Sanchez
 Lydia Bush
 Dominican Republic
 Virginia Norman
 Ecuador  Emily Thrasher
 France  Dr. Rosemarie Valentine
 Dr. Rosemarie Valentine 
 Honora Appiah
 Rev. Virginia Hall


 Joyce Pipkin
 Rev. Connie Sanchez
 Judi Gustafson
 Catherine Howanstine


 Dr. Rosemarie Valentine
 Kenya  Rev Lydiah Kamau
 Malawi  Ireen Chirwa
 Mexico  Connie Bye
 Nigeria  Dr. Deborah Ajakaiye
 Panama  Francis Wilson
 Spain  Dr. Rosemarie Valentine
 Trinidad & Tobago
 Stella Thomas
 Uganda  April Dobbs
 United Kingdom  Lindy Kirk
 Virgin Islands  Ivanne Farr


The Order of the Daughters of the King®
101 Weatherstone Dr. Suite 870
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)517-8552

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