Membership Newsletter
Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Welcome to the current edition (Volume 36) of our bi-weekly newsletter "LEAD LIKE ANDREW." It's a quick-read, multi-topic news channel for members to see what is going on, what is planned, and what successes from the previous weeks.

We urge you to contact us with news, tidbits, or notices of upcoming events in your area so that we can include them! We also value your feedback on this newsletter or how your national office is serving you.

Please contact Conrad Jones (email Conrad) or

Dr. Roy Benavides (email Roy) for feedback or for sharing newsletter information!

Please share this newsletter with other men in your parish or community.

Our national webinars continue!

In case you missed it, our January webinar was one you'll want to listen to on replay. Brother Rev. Jeff Jury, who is a mediator, presented on the topic "Wage Peace Wherever You Can: Managing Conflict, Resolving Disputes"

You can watch the reply by clicking here

And, our February Webinar will have a speaker who has been seen on national news regarding the drug crisis facing us at the southern border. Mr. Derek Maltz. Derek previously served as a Senior Executive in Federal Law Enforcement as the Director of the Special Operations Division (SOD), United States Department of Justice (DOJ). As a former DEA special agent he has seen firsthand the causes of our fentanyl crisis in the USA as well as the human trafficking at our borders. As he

says, “This is not a red issue or a blue issue, it is a Red, White and Blue issue impacting America. We need to do all we can to stop it”. He is very passionate about this subject and has blessed us to hear from such a knowledgeable source.

Mark your calendar NOW for Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm EST/7pm CST/6pm MST/5pm PST and join at this Zoom link


or click here

New Year's Greetings from our National Chaplain Bishop Carl Wright

Greetings to you, my Brothers and Friends and Fellow Believers:


“Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.”


So, Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, I bless you and yours “In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”


Faithfully, Bishop +Carl

2022 National Council Meeting

YouTube Video Recording Link Click Here




Pray Day

Join us...

What better way to level set during the middle of the week? We will be holding a weekly Wednesday, 12 noon (CDT) prayer time over ZOOM open to all Brothers and guests. Let's pray for the Brotherhood, for our Brothers, and even share some stories of how Prayer has impacted you or someone you know!

We can all spare 20 minutes in prayer. It's like making a stop at the faith service station to fill up your prayer tank!

Please join us every week when you can to recharge your prayer batteries!

The Zoom link can be accessed by clicking here. 

Copy and paste this Zoom link in your calendar so you can join us for 20 minutes

every Wednesday 1pm EST/noon CST/11am MST/10amPST!


Prayer Leaders Schedule

January 4 Roy Benavides

January 11 Nick Cox

January 18 Roy Benavides

January 25 John Thompson-Quartey

February 1 Conrad Jones

February 8 Tom Martin

February 15 Chris Matthews

February 22 Need Volunteer

March 1 Need Volunteer

March 8 Tom Martin

March 15 Jeff Butcher

March 22 Jeff Butcher

March 29 John Thompson-Quartey

If you'd like to lead the program on a Wednesday, it's simple...we already have the script made out (in our devotional handbook or the Book of Common Prayer)!

We're done in about 20 minutes....that's it!

Contact conrad.jones@brothersandrew.net or roy.benavides@brothersandrew.net

Brotherhood Podcasts

soon to be available on your favorite Podcast listening app!

Starting in January 2023, you'll be able to listen to our new Brotherhood podcasts

"We're All Together"

Your president Conrad Jones will be interviewing Brothers from all demographics to answer questions like:

Has the Brotherhood made a difference in your faith journey?

Have you had a particularly memorable Brotherhood experience?

Has being in the Brotherhood enhanced your worship experience and/or participation in your parish life?

Do you feel as a Brother Andrew that you are a part of a community of faithful men from all over the world?

What’s your vision for our ministry?

Details will be coming soon as we work with a Podcast integrator to give us widespread availability and promotion.

BUT, you can get a sneak peek of the first episode today!

Just click this link and listen

Membership Recognition!


When you renew your ministry membership commitment for 2023 this year we will send you this "Member In Good Standing" token! About the size of a poker chip, you can have it with you all the time in your pocket. It will make a great conversation starter when someone sees it and asks, "What's that?" Thank you to our membership committee led by Br. Dick Hooper for making this happen and giving us a way to proudly show the word we are a part of this ministry fellowship!

Remember, your renewals for 2023 are DUE NOW!

And CHAPTERS that send in their membership rosters, complete with individual contact information and a single check for all individual member renewals plus a parish donation will receive an iron-on silver embroidered star to put on their chapter banner!


We have been blessed with a very generous Brother who has pledged to MATCH any donations OVER AND ABOVE the normal $50 Membership pledges or any donations made by Life Members, up to a total of $7,500!! That's a potential $15,000 total!

So, make your Commitment Pledge PLUS an extra donation and see your donation MATCHED!!

News from Br. Lyn Reavis

VP for Brothers At Large

There is not a day that goes by that the Brotherhood of St Andrew is not on the Air, or ZOOM! There are Weekday Prayers, Podcasts and Other Special Events. And, if for some reason you don’t have a Brotherhood Chapter of cannot attend Chapter Meeting, then once a month of the third Saturday, the Brotherhood will broadcast via ZOOM a The Brotherhood Service at 9:30 AM Central Time!

Members will have an opportunity to interact and Pray along side other Brothers from our On-Line Handbook. Also included will be a Bible Study from the Gospel designated for that day.

And we will have time to chat with each other, get know each other and if any Brother needs assistance, we will take note.

So, beginning Saturday January 21 at 9:30 AM Central, join Bro. Lyn Reavis for Breakfast, Coffee, Prayer, and Study for the Brotherhood Beat, You Are Never Alone!


1 Corinthians 1:26 God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise. God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. (Note: God uses broken people.)

Fact:One of every three people are alcoholics/addicts or a relative or friend of an alcoholic/addict.

Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), found sobriety through the help of Father Samuel Shoemaker and Calvary Episcopal Church Rescue Mission in New York City. The Oxford Group method of honesty, conversion, fellowship, and witness employed by Father Shoemaker was not only the start of

Wilson’s recovery, but the inspiration for the 12 Steps of AA.

Father Shoemaker’s Prayer

God forgive our blindness and laziness and complacency, and through these re-made people of Alcoholics Anonymous help us learn our need for honesty, for conversion, for fellowship, and for honest witness.


Brother Lee Wright, Christ Church, Pensacola, Florida;

VP BStA Recovery Ministry

Treasurer News

New for 2023, The Finance Committee unanimously agreed to include a Treasurer's Report in the monthly Cross Newsletter. Starting in February, the Treasurer's Report will provide a summary of Year to Date activities. Bear in mind the report will lag the current month's results when sent for printing.

The monthly report will include the starting cash balances for the period YTD, the income and expenses at the beginning and end of the period, closing cash balances, and a projection of planned upcoming expenses in the near future.

We will also inform you of the health of our budget. One of the subtle nuances accepted by the Finance Committee was to remain completely transparent in reporting as accurately as possible the Brotherhood’s revenues and expenses incurred during the 2023 fiscal year. Reporting new members and chapters will also be highlighted. We will also include a Summary Cash Flow Statement. So, be on the lookout as we develop our report to bring to you, our beloved community.

Cecil Buxo

National Treasurer

Chairman, Finance Committee

From the Director's Desk

Happy New Year!

We are knee-deep in Annual Chapter Reports and membership pledges being received at the National Office. THANK YOU for your faithfulness in the financial support of our mutual ministry efforts.

Every webinar, e-newsletter, CROSS magazine (both digital and print), supply order fulfillment and another office administrative activity, our web presence, in-person workshops, addresses/presentations to diocesan, provincial and national gatherings within the larger church and networking at the various meetings of such organizations are possible because of pledges. Directly and indirectly, the return on these efforts yielded over a dozen new or rechartered chapters in 2022 and over 270 new members. Evangelism matters. Thank you for yours!

Take a cruise around our new website if you haven’t already done so.

Thanks for your patience as it was brought online. It’s the best single source we have available to aid in your efforts.

Webinars are there to share at chapter meetings. Resources abound throughout the website. Share it with your clergy.

Our office is here to serve you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at either our phone numbers or by email. I close by wishing you all the blessings Epiphany brings.

Chapter News!

Send us pictures and short writeups of what great things are going on in your Brotherhood world! We'd love to share!


Our Fellowship Community of Brothers is blessed by your membership!!!

Jonathan Quinn, Matthew Abrams, Jose Calderon ,Charles Collins, David Cotton, Brian Couvillion, Eugene Dickens, Susan Dickens

William Dove, Hank Drummond, Jesus Garcia, Lowell Garrett, Steven Gottlieb,

Don Grace, Bill Grenek, George Guy, Doug Halversen, Larry Harris, Edmun Horn, Bobby Horne, Dillard Horton, Charles John, Sam Johnson, Jarvis Jones,

Warren Josephson, Michael Kawesa, Kerry Kirspel, Scott Klaverkamp, Christopher Klukas, Alex Lenzo, Michael Leonard, Richard MacMaster

Wally Marx, Tem McElroy, Peter McGanity, Scott Meiller, John Mell

Kyle Morin, James Morton, Steven Norman, Bernard Pecaro, Mark Penley

Bruce Pinkham, Dan Power, Benjamin Rainey, Kerr Ramsay, Charles Reece

Daniel Rodriguez, Steven Rodriguez, Ali Ronaldi, Andy Rossi, Charles Roy

Ken Schloesser, David Schrantz, Timothy J Seidler, Bob Sellinger, Zachary Shives, Frank Simcik, Michael Solomonides, Lawrence Stankus, Thomas Stevens, Micah Thornton, Mark Tittel, Art Travenor, Vinnie Versaci, Bradley Wasko, David Wesson, George White, Gary Whitener, Bruce Wilson, Matthew Woolley

Deceased:William Barzey, Dalton D. Downs, Thomas J Grace, Ron A Grant

George Grosvenor, Craig Harlan

Brothers Departed: George Grosvenor, Benjamin Tatum, Frank Francis, Ronald Blazier, John Thompson, Craig Harlan

New Chapter: St. Francis, Rio Rancho, NM

Chapter Installation/reactivations and admission of Members into the Brotherhood of St. Andrew at St. Francis, Rio Rancho, NM is presided over by Dr. Roy Benavides, Sr. VP for Administration. Chapter Director Bro. Ted Main and Rector Fr. Alex Lenzo assisted during the service on January 8th.

Bros. Ted Main and Dr. Roy Benavides man the Brotherhood exhibit at the Diocese of the Rio Grande late Fall diocesan convention. The convention was held at the Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Brooklyn and Queens Assemblies, and the Diocese of Chicago. You are invited to join us for our 1st Bible Study lesson of 2023, The Second Sunday After The Epiphany. (Click Here to join on Zoom). We pray that your New Year's time off was peaceful, joyful, and filled with the Holy Spirit. We now urge you to come join us to continue to gain deeper knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the Bible. 

BStA meetings of the Ascension, Knoxville chapter, held each Thursday at 7:00 a.m. Eastern. The topic for the next six weeks is retirement, estate planning, hospice care, death and funeral services, and the role of the church at death. Hope you can join in and get some ideas to take this series to other chapters and whole parishes as a ministry of BStA.

Zoom Link Here!

Hymns with Link

When Christ Our Lord to Andrew Cried

When Christ Our Lord To Andrew Cried Lyrics

Jesus Calls Us, o'er the Tumult

Eternal Father

Brotherhood of St. Andrew Asset Map

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Prayer Requests

If you have a personal prayer request please contact (502) 450-5809 to access the list and/or submit your requests. Accessing the list to join in the power of praying for those in need.

Many chapters have used various methods of keeping track of their prayer request. One such form has been used that organizes the requests and corporate prayers.

Click Here to submit your request

Learn to Pray the Anglican Rosary


Books and Articles

Some Recommended

Books to Read

Following Three Books recommended by our Webinar Speaker

The Righteous Mind


Jonathan Haidt

Difficult Conversations


Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen

I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), A guide to grace-filled political conversations


Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

The Loneliness Epidemic


Susan Mettes

Community: what does it mean to belong?



Do you have any book recommendations? Write to us and give us the title and author so we can share it with your Brothers!

We Always Need Cross Articles and Ideas!
Send any stories you have about Brotherhood activity in your area to