Membership Newsletter

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Welcome to our bi-weekly newsletter's current edition (Volume 47), "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.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with 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.

On Father’s Day, June 18, let us dedicate a Father’s Day prayer to our fathers. Whether they’re still with us or have passed on, those who never knew their biological fathers, or soon-to-be dads, let us bless them with a short prayer. And on this very day, may we also remember our heavenly father who sacrificed so that we may live.

Dear God, we come before You today with a heart of thanksgiving for all fathers in the world. Thank you, Father, for designing fathers to be the pillar of support in families, the breadwinners, and the essential support in child-rearing. Whether they have been good or bad fathers, may we find it in our hearts to forgive them because no one is perfect. You always have a reason for creating families the way they are, and every father in every household has been placed there according to Your will. 

We also pray for all single fathers out there. Thank You for their strength, for their perseverance, and love to raise their children despite the difficulty they faced in parenthood. We ask that God, bless them with wisdom, discernment, protection for their health, and faith in You to become even better fathers for their children.

We pray for the distant fathers who have been alienated from their children because of their jobs or due to other circumstances. Father, please change them and allow them to see how they can build a healthy relationship with their children. Remove all barriers that prevent their union, Lord. For fathers that are serving on the frontlines, we ask God that Your sovereign hand be upon them and protect them from all things that may harm or threaten their lives. Grant them the chance to reunite with their families one day. 



The Brotherhood is blessed to announce a new interim President for Province IV, Brother David Penley. He's a member of the St. Mary's chapter in High Point, NC and has been in the Brotherhood since 1985 when his chapter rechartered. "I am excited and honored to be asked to serve as interim Province IV President for the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. This has been a focus for me since we were able to reactivate our chapter in 1985. After almost 45 years in the world of transportation & transportation technology, I am happily retired and blessed to now work for our 9 grandkids plus do volunteer work for several non-profits and of course our St. Mary's church.

At this point I feel that God has led me in this direction, and I personally look forward to meeting as many folks as possible in Province IV and other across the country.

Special thanks go out to our National President, Conrad Jones who has been an inspiration & offered guidance to me in taking this next step to serve and continue to help lead men & youth in the path of Jesus Christ."

Chapter and Brother News!

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

Christ Church

Shaker Heights OH

On June 4, The Kingfisher chapter at Christ Church held a banner installation service during their parish's 10:30am service with Rev. Sally Woodall presiding.

Pictured Brothers: Cliff Spencer, John Mercer, Jack Shelley and Leland Metheny.

St. Paul's - Doylestown, PA

Holy Apostles & The Mediator - Philadelphia, PA

On June 9-11, 2023, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew conducted a men’s retreat at the DuPont Memorial House in Rehoboth, Delaware. Our group at the retreat consisted of 17 men from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Doylestown and from Holy Apostles and The Mediator in Philadelphia. Our friendships have grown over the years, and we are planning to further strengthen our bonds this summer by sharing Mass on July 16 and August 8. We had a wonderful retreat filled with fellowship, prayer, food and recreation. We studied “Centered: A Christian Discipleship Experience” developed by the Episcopal Church Evangelism Office. This is a series of short videos followed by small group discussions.

Even now, we are both invited to attend virtual Daily Office services transmitted from our Brothers and Sisters at HAM (Holy Apostles & the Mediator) on a daily basis. In particular, Morning Prayer is available live (or may be viewed later) at 7:30 am, 7 days a week.

A wonderful byproduct of our Retreat is a free exchange of ideas for Outreach/Service. At St. Paul’s we have pledged to construct a Little Free Pantry for HAM which will be modeled after our very successful pantry. Brothers from HAM have suggested how we might meet the needs of more folks by increasing the offerings in our pantry.

Peace, George Wiemann

Chapter Director - St. Paul's

Is your Diocese going to be having their annual convention soon? Why not set up a Brotherhood booth/table!?! We have all the "Brotherhood stuff" you need to make it THE place for the delegates to stop by and chat about our ministry!

Contact the national office and we'll ship you out a "display package" like the one pictured!

Christ Church, Pensacola, FL

Brothers of this chapter proudly placed their recently received Houghteling Chapter patch on their banner on May 20th and had a prayer blessing of the chapter and the event. Chapter Director Br. Lee Wright is shown blessing the patch. 

Houghteling Chapters are those who have achieved at least 80% 2023 dues renewals for their chapter rosters.

You are invited to support The Brotherhood of St. Andrew, St. Augustine's Chapter Annual Corporate Breakfast fundraiser scheduled for June 25th.
 To order your breakfast(s), you may contact any member of the Breakfast Committee listed on the flyer, or through ZELLE.  To send your donation via ZELLE, please use the email address: brooklynassembly2@gmail.com with your financial institution.
If you are not ordering and are considering making a donation to this rewarding fundraiser, please follow the ordering instructions above. You may also mail your contribution to the St. Augustine's Episcopal Church address listed below. Thank you for supporting the Brotherhood of St. Andrew's t. Augustine's Chapter Breakfast.
Please send your donation to: 
St.Augustine's Episcopal Church
 Annual Corporate Breakfast
Attn: St. Augustine's Chapter
4301 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY 11203 
Tel: 718-629-0959


Membership Updates

(Through 6/12/23)

1279 Sr. Members paid

167 New Members!

418 Life Members

11 Junior Members

33 Associate Members

That's 1741!

Have you sent in your 2023 renewal YET?

It is so simple, just click here

Coming August 26th ....New Member Orientation!

Recognizing our

Sustaining Members

Sustaining Members refers Brothers who have made a commitment to offer a monthly (or other frequency) donation to the Brotherhood over and above their regular Sr. Membership dues or a Life membership.

Many of us do make additional donations throughout the year (Ex: special appeals, purchase of the Sweepstakes tickets, etc.), but this a pledged commitment of recurring donations in a regular, consistent recurring donation throughout the year by month or quarter, semi-annual or annually. It can be done via PayPal or bank draft or credit card. It represents a commitment to financially support our ministry on an ongoing basis.

At this time, the national office is aware of 20 Brothers who have made this commitment to ongoing support for our ministry. I'm asking you to pray about how you might also commit to this "sustained donor giving" if you are not already doing so. Please email me indicating your intention to support this effort. No need to inform me of the amount, just that you want to be a part of this and at what frequency.

Thanks be to these Brothers for their commitment to financially supporting our ministry throughout the year.

Br. James Miller Br. John Streeter Br. David Adams

Br. Evans Clements Br. Ellis Clifton Br. Nick Cox

Br. Cecil Buxo Br. Walt Joyce Br. Leland Metheney

Br. Louis Surles Br. John Blossom Br. Eric Fisher

Br. John Thompson-Quartey Br. Arthur Simpson

Br. Oliver Evans Br. Peter Gilmour Br. Ken Holloway

Br. Roy Benavides Br. Conrad Jones Br. Ed Milbrada

Br. Ray Talbird Br. George Shumard Br. Jeff Butcher

I pray you will consider this commitment as well. It is important, if not critical, to the ongoing vitality of our ministry to men and youth. I'm sure I can count on you. If you'd like to discuss more, email me by clicking here: conrad.jones@brothersandrew.net

Please reply back to me if you are already making a recurring monthly/quarterly/semi or annual recurring donation and don't see your name on this list so that I can double check with our national office to confirm and update your NEON profile and have your appreciation gift sent to you!

Members At Large

MAL News!

Bro. Lyn Reavis hosts a monthly zoom "breakfast" meeting for Members At Large (MAL). Using the Brothers Andrew Devotional Hand Book, the meeting ritual begins with our Chapter Devotional. His Life Line format focus on Study, Prayer, and a Commitment to Service in each members local parish or community. The Study usually considers a Saint from the church's liturgical calendar. Members At Large or anyone interested in the Brotherhood is invited.  Check our Members Newsletter "Lead Like Andrew" for more information about the zoom link and schedule. Otherwise, the session usually falls on the third Saturday of each month at 9:30 Central Time. Bro. Lyn can be reached at lyn.reavis@brothersandrew.net.

Mark Your Calendars For

These Upcoming Events!


Tune in to our

next webinar


Wednesday, July 5 at 8 p.m. (EDT)

The Reverend David Peters, founder of Episcopal Veterans Fellowship, will present a review of his book Post-Traumatic Jesus: Reading the Gospel with the Wounded. The book takes the reader into the traumatic world of Jesus and offers hope for a wounded world. 

He served as an enlisted Marine and army chaplain, deploying to Iraq in 2005-6. His experiences in war and the trials of homecoming led to his founding the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship and St. Joan of Arc Episcopal Church in Texas, and the writing of several books about God, Sex, and War. He is an avid ultramarathon runner and is the thankful father of three children and one fancy cat. 

The monthly webinar is always the first Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. (ET).

Click here to join the webinar on July 5!

Bob Dennis National Day of Service

In 2013, the Brotherhood introduced National Day of Service. Since then more than 180 new service projects have been undertaken by individual chapters. “Perhaps the most satisfying thing about National Service Day is the way Brotherhood chapters organize service projects that involve the entire parish,” said the late Brotherhood National President Bob Dennis.


Our National Day of Service will be July 29! Please begin planning your service project work with your chapters now and remember to send us pictures and stories of all the great service work you are delivering in your community!

Areas of community service are as varied as our membership. It’s where we get the most traction in our tenant of “service.” Here are some examples of community service efforts:

  • Sponsorship and active participation in Habitat for Humanity efforts.
  • Golf tournaments, cook-offs, silent and live auctions, etc., benefiting camps for children of incarcerated parents and/or those youth who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend church camping programs within their diocese.
  • Efforts in aiding homeless veterans through development of “Veteran-friendly congregations.”
  • Outreach programs to those temporarily without homes.
  • Support of feeding programs throughout the country.
  • In many cases community service conducted within one or more of the seven mission areas.

Brotherhood Virtual Silent Auction Is Coming!!!

August12- August 21st

Do you have any "collectibles" or items of value you'd like to donate to The Brotherhood?

Vintage baseball cards

Collectible Artwork or Antiques


Airline miles,

Sporting trips

Kentucky Bourbon


Hotel member points

Think of items you have valued at $150 or more that you'd be willing to donate to The Brotherhood that will be used in a virtual silent auction? Plans are in the works to hold an online silent auction in August. Br. Lyn Reavis will be coordinating the fundraiser even through an ONLINE Silent Auction site. Drop him an email at lyn.reavis@brothersandrew.net if you have something to donate! We'll be sending out another emails next week with more details as well!

August 26th, 11am-1pm EDT.

In a joint effort between our Membership Committee, Field Operations VP and the Stewardship and Generosity Commission we will hold a

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION! Stay tuned for details...the zoom call will be open to all members but focused on New Members who've joined us in 2023!




Pray Day

Join us...

What better way to level set during the middle of the week? We will hold a weekly Wednesday 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 stopping 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 into your calendar so you can join us for 20 minutes

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


If you'd like to help lead, pick an empty date and contact conrad.jones@brothersandrew.net or roy.benavides@brothersandrew.net

it's simple...we already have the script made out (in our devotional handbook or the Book of Common Prayer)!

Prayer Leaders Schedule

June 14 - Roy Benavides

June 21 - Conrad Jones

June 28 - Tom Martin

July 5 - Dick Hooper

July 12 - Bill Grenek

July 19 - Chris Matthews

July 26 - Peter Gilmour

August 2 - Roy Benavides

August 9 Jerry Johnson

Our National Council Meeting will be held on October 7. If you are considering any amendments to out Constitution or ByLaws, they must be seen by the Executive Board no later than July so that the proposal can be posted in our Cross publication for at least 60 days prior to the meeting.

To view our Constitution, click here.

To view our ByLaws, click here


Elections for national office will be held during our National Council meeting in February 2024. Please begin to think of Brothers you might nominate fpr any one of multiple offices! Use the form below to make those nominations BEFORE September 29, 2023

Ministry News!

Scouting and Youth

Racial Reconciliation

Social Justice



Restorative Justice

Discipleship and Mentoring

Episcopal Scouting Needs You!!

Forward in Faith!

The Scouting ministry of the Brotherhood of St Andrew will be operating an exhibit booth at the 2023 National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America, held this July at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

The Episcopal Scouting booth will profile each day the life of a different Saint, and how they moved their communities “Forward in Faith”. We will also be creating an awareness of The Episcopal Church, and the various Scouting religious awards available to Episcopal youth. Scouts who complete a majority of our program days will receive an Anglican Prayer Bead kit.

We are expecting to hold an Episcopal Mass on Sunday, July 23rd celebrated by the Bishop of West Virginia. We are in desperate need of booth staff. Volunteers are welcome to join as day staff for 1-2 days at a time. Day staffers visiting for more than 2 consecutive days will be charged a small fee for visiting Jamboree, but for 1-2 days, there is no charge. Volunteers are also welcome to join the exhibit full time staff for either 5 day session or for the full event, July 19-28. Volunteers who are not currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America will need to take a short online youth protection training, and be background checked or submit evidence of a background check by another youth focused organization.

Those who are not able to volunteer but wish to support the Scouting Ministry financially may send a donation to the Brotherhood of St Andrew specified for the Scouting Ministry-Jamboree Fund. Our expenses for printed materials, the cost of the exhibit space, and the prayer beads, were much higher than expected this year, so any support is greatly appreciated.

For more information, please contact:

Mel Chapman

Jamboree Lead -Scouting Committee

Brotherhood of St Andrew



Brotherhood's Race and Reconciliation Ministry

The Brotherhood's Race and Reconciliation Committee continues to meet via Zoom to study, dialogue, and plan for Becoming a Beloved Organization and promoting Sacred Ground Dialogue Circles.

Information Resources!

Our Brotherhood database

Accuracy is an ongoing process. Please check your information on our new website: Brothersandrew.net, to update. 

Keep your cell phone number up to date.

Accessing Member Portal

on Brothersandrew.net

The Member Login portal allows you to access your information as we have it in our database. You can view and update your contact information to ensure you receive emails and our print edition of The Cross magazine. You can also view your donations and renew your membership. You can just follow the steps below to access your member portal.


1.    Visit our website, www.brothersandrew.net

2.    At the top of the home page, click “Members”

3.    Click “Update & Renew”

4.    Scroll down until you see “Member Login” in a red box; click that button

5.    This leads you to your online portal. You can log in or sign up for the first time if you haven’t logged in before. Follow the instruction on that page. 

6.    If you are unsure of the email address used for your account, contact the National Office at 502-450-5640.

We have initiated a new Direct Line or "Hot Line" for Province Presidents, Diocesan Coordinators, and Chapter Officers who have an urgent need to contact our national leadership at any time. Our Executive Director will have this cell phone at all times. In addition, the executive leadership of the Brotherhood will also be available for return calls by simply leaving a voice mail message on this phone. We have committed to responding ASAP.

The Hot Line Number will be sent to the field leaders under a direct message.

We need stories from Chapters and Ministries

Our editor Kathy Copas really would like to include news of chapter events and ministry meetings or events. If you have something to share, please send to


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


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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Books and Articles

Some Recommended

Books to Read

The Work of Prayer


James O. S. Huntington

Post Traumatic Jesus:

Reading the Gospel with the Wounded


Rev. David Peters (our July Webinar Speaker)

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

Financial Dollars and Cents


Cash Flow Statement for May 2023

From the Director’s Chair

By Executive Director Tom Welch

Three cheers! Our New Office Manager has moved in!! We are so happy to introduce you to your new Office Manager.

Libby Craven’s first day with us was on the 8th. She will literally be here at the National Office, rather than “remote office” status. That means she’s usually the one that will be answering the phone when calls come in. Our members may continue to use admin@brothersandrew.net to reach her email directly.

Libby comes to us from North Carolina where for the last decade she’s served as a Senior Church Administrator to a Methodist Church. Prior to that she spent several years on staff at Trinity Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. We have a Brotherhood Chapter there. In fact, it was the then Rt. Rev. Michael Curry who confirmed her while she was on staff at Trinity Episcopal Church before he became Presiding Bishop. Libby’s entire career has been in the non-profit arena. In her words, she has “a heart for that.”

Please join me in prayers of thanksgiving for Libby being among us. She’s a fast learner and progressing well in understanding our operations.