900 years of helping the sick & the poor

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Who We Are

The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller is a Christian, chivalric, ecumenical and international community of members who continue more than 900 years of tradition of helping the sick and the poor of all nationalities, races and creeds.

Our modern day Order is divided into 27 Commanderies (chapters) in 14 countries in Europe and North and Central America, consisting of approximately 850 members worldwide.

"Pro Fide, Pro Utilitate Hominum"

For Faith, For Service to Humanity.

Located in Reno Nevada The COMMANDERY of the SIERRAS was founded in 2007 to support local organizations that assist the less fortunate in their journeys through life as well as to enjoy the comradeship of likeminded individuals in their efforts to give back to the community. Early on, the Commandery of the Sierras trademarked its flagship fundraiser Reno City Lights™ which kicks off the holiday season the first Tuesday of December every other year. Since its inception the Commandery of the Sierras has donated more than $125,000 to local non-profits.



Assistance League of Northern Nevada
Childrens Cabinet
Crisis Call Center
Compassion Community Clinic
Ronald McDonald House Family Lounge/Pediatric ICU Renown Childrens Hospital
Safe Embrace
Sheriffs Walkabout Program
The Women and Family Shelter
Veterans Guest House
Washoe County Child Advocacy Center
Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra


Commandery of the Sierras

Commander - Diane Mancini
Vice Commander - Jim Miller
Secretary / Herald - Brian Rauschhuber
Treasurer - James Peterson
Almoner - Ray Pezonella

Laurie Ann Acton
Bob Barengo
Hank Julian
John Kadlic
Myrlen Ann Knafelc
Brooks Mancini
Jack McLeod
Wendell Norris
Elizabeth Ray
BJ Sullivan
Renee Verrier
Jeanne Walpole
Don Witt