Membership Newsletter

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Welcome to our bi-weekly newsletter's current edition (Volume 45), "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.


Tune in to our

next webinar


Wednesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. (EDT)

The Brotherhood is blessed that The Very Reverend Ronald D. Pogue will be our guest speaker for the June 7 webinar!

He is the creator and moderator of Unapologetically Episcopalian, a Facebook page devoted to celebrating the many positive ways the Episcopal Church is spreading the Gospel. The National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Boy Scouts of America, and the National Association of Social Workers have recognized his community leadership.

A native of Houston, he has been a leader in the Church's response to social concerns and advocacy for marginalized people in our society, including refugees, homeless persons, the unemployed, the mentally ill, those experiencing conditions of disability, and persons with HIV/AIDS. He plays a big role in preparing chaplains for the upcoming national Boy Scout Jamboree

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

Click here to join the webinar on June 7!

AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT from May's webinar with Richard Zeck who spoke about the "Aging of America", the replay is on our website! Here are a few resource links Rich passed along:

What's The Brotherhood worth to you?

For me, the experiences, the fellowship, the spiritual growth, the feeling of spreading the message of God's word to someone who needs it, the uplift I feel from joining men in Prayer with and for each other, and much more....it's hard to put in a few words. I am a part of something much greater than myself or my chapter. I have an instant bond with those men around this country I call my Brother. What's that worth to me....invaluable. And there are so many men I know of that do not have that. And they need it. That's why some might say I am a Brotherhood ZEALOT!

I love it whenever I get a chance to share my story of The Brotherhood. I hope and pray you are all sharing as well whenever you have that opportunity. We can do more, we should do more, we are commanded to do more. And we are......so far in 2023 we have welcomed 168 NEW BROTHERS into this ministry!

Is this Brotherhood, this fellowship and bond of Christian men worth a Quarter ($0.25) to you every day? Would you be willing to donate a quarter for every day for the remainder of this year to support our ministry's growth and evangelism efforts through our programs? Can you give up 25 cents a day to take our message to men and youth who need it?

I bet you can.......

There's 228 days (32.5 weeks) left in 2023 between today and December 31. At 25 cents a day that's $57, or only $1.75 a week. Can you make that donation to this growing movement of men's ministry? If you can, then let me know by clicking here and help you make that donation using our website and I will send you a very special token of appreciation.

Let's grow this movement!

Br. Conrad Jones

Listen to the replay of the National Day of Prayer

Once again, in a joint partnership between The Brotherhood, The Daughters of The King and the Union of Black Episcopalians, a 35 minute video has been created by several members of each ministry and can be viewed through the link below. It is to remind us of the importance of prayer in our daily lives and in the welfare of our country and world. Chapters should play it for their meetings, or their parishes, or even community celebrations as all of America is asked to pray !

The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of

God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people.

The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans. It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. Special thanks to our Brothers Tom Martin, James Carlock, Rory Smith, Peter Gilmour and John Thompson-Quartey and Eric Fisher for their roles in this wonderful production!

You can view the video NOW by clicking here

Chapter Renewal Honor Roll

Good news to report that we have 48 chapters that met the 70% roster renewal threshold to date. These chapters will be receiving a Houghteling Chapter patch for their chapter banners! 

Moreover, 26 of those are at 95-100% renewals!

Here's the list in order by Province:

(Bold Print Chapters are 95-100% renewals!)

Province II - Nick Cox Province President

St Stephen/St Martin - Brooklyn, NY

St George's - Hempstead, NY

Grace - Jamaica, NY

Church of the Resurrection - East Elmhurst, NY

St David's - Cambria Heights, NY

St Uriel - Sea Girt, NJ

St Luke's - Bronx, NY

Province III Gregory Evans Province President

Trinity Episcopal - Fredericksburg, VA

Pohick - Lorton, VA

Trinity - Elkton, MD

St Paul's - Doylestown, PA

Emmanuel - Virginia Beach, VA

Province IV -Leo Dugger Province VP

St. Joseph's - Fayetteville, NC

St Barnabas - Tullahoma, TN

Holy Comforter - Gadsden, AL

Christ Church Cathedral Lexington, KY

St. Paul's By The Sea - Jacksonville Beach, FL

St Mary's - High Point, NC

Christ Church - Elizabeth City, NC

Holy Trinity - Decatur, GA

St John's - Pascagoula, MS

Christ - Covington, LA

St. James House of Prayer - Tampa, FL 

St James - Houston, TX

Emmanuel - Athens, GA

St Kevin's - Opa Locka, FL

St Paul's - Delray Beach, FL

St Peter and St Paul Marietta, GA

St Andrew By The Sea - Nags Head, NC

St Joseph's - Boynton Beach, FL

Church of our Savior Palm Bay, FL

Christ - Pensacola, FL

Church of the Ascension - Knoxville, TN

St Francis in the Fields - Harrods Creek, KY

Church of Transfiguration - Opa Locka, FL

Province V - Jeff Butcher Interim Province President

St Andrew's Anglican - Lewis Center, OH

St Michael's and St George's - St Louis, MO

Province VI - Eric Whitfield Province President

St. Timothy's - Centennial, CO

Province VII - Chris Mathews Province President

Grace - Galveston, TX

St Luke's - San Antonio, TX

St Peter's -Kerrville, TX

St Timothy's - Lake Jackson, TX

St Francis - Rio Rancho, NM

Good Shepherd - Friendswood, TX

St Mary's - West Columbia, TX

St Peter and All Saints - Kansas City, MO

Province VIII - Eric Fisher Province President

St Peter's -  Rialto, CA

Advent -  Sun City West, AZ


Are you missing out on Brotherhood Texting??



Our text messaging system will help us expand our communications efforts for our member Brothers (it will have an opt-out option should you choose).



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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.

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.

Consider making a "Sustaining Member" pledge to

The Brotherhood...$1, $5, even $10/month. And the ease of it is that you can have it automatically done via PayPal or a credit card. We get the bulk of our pledge donations during the first quarter of the year, and counting on a sustaining flow of donations would help our budgetary process.

Sign up today by clicking here.

God loves a cheerful giver!

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

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


Do you have a graduating High School or College Senior in your Parish? (It's easy to find out just ask the youth director or the rector!)

Why not give them a gift, as an individual or a chapter, that keeps on giving! Give them a membership in our Brotherhood....it only costs $50!

Just click here for an application form or go to our website!

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






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

May 17 - John Thompson- Quartey

May 24 - Chris Matthews

May 31 - Tom Welch

June 7 - John Thompson- Quartey

June 14 - Roy Benavides

June 21 - Conrad Jones

June 28 - Tom Martin

July 5 -

July 12 -

July 19 -

July 26 -

If you'd like to lead the program on a Wednesday, drop a note to Conrad or Roy!

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

National Days

We have several days of celebration during 2023 so mark your calendars now when you or your chapters are planning events this year!

National Day of Prayer - May 4

You can view the video NOW by clicking here

National Day of Service - July 29

We pushed this to later in the year so as not to overload the spring with Day of Prayer, Day of Service and Holy Week

Houghteling Day - November 30

Celebrate our 140th Anniversary!

National Council Meeting - September 9 (tentative)

Membership Updates

(Through 5/16/23)

1214 Sr. Members paid

169 New Members!

418 Life Members

11 Junior Members

32 Associate Members

That's 1675!

Have you sent in your 2023 renewal YET?

It is so simple, just click here

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

Welcome New Members in 2023!


**New Sr. Members in 2023**

Jonathan Quinn Matthew Abrams Mark Alan Mason Anderson Nick Anderson Roy Atkinson Shawn Bailor Robert Barbour Jr.  Buck Barnes Martin Bartholomew Jake Berry Charles Bethany Will Blackwell Hugh Blair Daniel Blunt Stephen Braud John Brectenwald John Buckler Jose Calderon Ed Carrigan Bruce Cherry Charles Collins Guenter Conzelmann Bob Coon David Cotton Brian Couvillion John Deppel Eugene Dickens Susan Dickens Gary Dickhart Seth Donald William Dove Hank Drummond Bert Duvic Edward England Kenneth Farrell Andrew Friend Robert Gambill Jesus Garcia Lowell Garrett Donald Glover Paul Goldman Steven Gottlieb Don Grace Glenn Green Patrick Greene Bill Grenek Richard Griffin George Guy Edwin Halkyard Richard Hall Doug Halversen Larry Harris Bill Harvey Gregory Heard Paul Heckles Robert Heuermann Edmun Horn Bobby Horne Dillard Horton Charles John Sam Johnson David Jones  Jarvis Jones Ralph Jones Warren Josephson Walt Joyce Paul Kageler Peter Kardash Michael Kawesa Wiley Kendrick Kerry Kirspel Scott Klaverkamp Christopher Klukas Sam Lancaster Geoffrey Lea Darrin Ledford Alex Lenzo Michael Leonard Matthew Levesque Robert Lowe Richard MacMaster Lee Martin Wally Marx Joseph Massey David Maultsby David May David Mayberry John McCallum Tem McElroy Dick McGuire Scott Meiller John Mell Wesley Minyard Patrick Moore Kyle Morin Brian Morrison James Morton Thomas Murray Gregory Ness Bryan Norman Bryan Norman Steven Norman Floyd Odenwelder Jerry OHara Thomas Osborne Lawrence Parker Gary Pebworth Bernard Pecaro Mark Penley Gregory Phelps Tom Phillips Bruce Pinkham Callie Plunket-Brewton Dan Power Ray Rabidoux Benjamin Rainey Kerr Ramsay Charles Reece James Rhudy LC Rile Daniel Rodriguez Steven Rodriguez Ali Ronaldi Andy Rossi Charles Roy David Rummler Piere Saal Scott Sampson Ken Schloesser George Schoonover David Schrantz Timothy J Seidler Gil Self Bob Sellinger William Sepe Michael Sherwood John H Shivel Zachary Shives Frank Simcik David Simmons Frank Simmons Michael Solomonides Allen Spicer Donna Stanford Lawrence Stankus Thomas Stevens Shereitte C Stokes III Bill Thomas Owen Thomas James Thompson Micah Thornton Jay Tillitt Mark Tittel Scott Townsend Art Travenor Vinnie Versaci Don Warren Bradley Wasko David Wesson Jannie Westerman George White Kathy White Kayla White Gary Whitener Brandon Willcutt Bruce Wilson Perry Woodward Matthew Woolley

New Chapters in 2023

Trinity - Florence, AL

Christ Church - Fairfield, AL

Brothers Departed

John Leibold

Local Chapter News!

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

St Mary's, High Point, NC

Brothers and guests of St. Mary's chapter in High Point, NC welcomed National President Conrad Jones to a luncheon and discussion of the incredible ministry work the chapter is doing in their parish! Their chapter was originally chartered in 1918 and then later rechartered in 1985 and has seen a resurgence of interest of men n the parish becoming members as the result of their service projects within the High Point community! Vice Director David Penley is shown standing next to the baptismal font which holds holy water brought from Jerusalem.

St. Matthews

Ashland, Ohio

The church recently presented their piano player David Crane with his Eagle Scout award. When David earned the award in 1964, he was not able to attend the Council Eagle Scout presentation since he went on a tour to the east coast with singer Lillian Adams. St. Matthews had a court of honor to present David with his long overdue Eagle Scout medal and his Eagle certificate.

David spent his youth in suburban Los Angeles where, in addition to learning piano, he was active with his Boy Scout troop. Each summer, the scout group would take a two week trek in the high Sierra Mountains. They had to make their own backpacks and sleeping bags in order to go on the trip. He remembers wading across a creek with the ice-cold water making his feet numb. He also remembers sleeping on Telescope Mountain in Death Valley when it was below zero. 

David followed his two older brothers into the Scouting program but he was the only one to earn the prestigious Eagle Scout award, the highest award a youth can earn in the program. Although Eagle service projects were not required at the time, he does remember getting bit by a dog delivering meals in East Los Angeles.

After touring the summer of his senior year, David did go onto Cerritos College where he studied music. He earned his Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. in Piano Performance from UCLA. He spent 10 years in Belgium before returning the United States and settling in the Mansfield, Ohio area. His wife, Lori Turner is also an accomplished musician.

Not surprisingly, Dr. Crane said the music merit badge was an easy one to earn. Congratulations Dr. David Crane on finally receiving your Eagle Scout Award!

The Brotherhood of St Andrew Scouting Committee meets on Zoom the first Wednesday of every month at 7PM Eastern. If you’re interested in learning more about Episcopal Scouting please contact Ed Milbrada, Scouting Vice President at Scouting@Brothersandrew.net .

St. Augustine,

Brooklyn, NY

Before we can consider whether there is a right or wrong way to pray, we must first ask the question, “what is prayer?” If prayer is communication with God, be it private or corporate, then clearly the way prayer is offered to God will vary from one individual to the next and from one religious group to the next. Who am I to say that a Christian group in prayer is looked upon more favorably by God than a Muslim group gathered for noon day prayer? 

Assuming that this “food for thought” question is directed however to the Christian community, we do well to follow the examples of the first Apostles who beg of Jesus, “Lord teach us how to pray.” In the Lord’s Prayer we have a perfect example of what genuine prayer is all about. The acronym ACTS like the fifth book of the New Testament can aid us in remembering four types of prayer.. Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Here we must make room for a variety of approaches to prayer. What works best for me one day may not be as effective on another day. In every instance of prayer, I approach the throne of grace with great humility, believing that God knows everything about me, He knows my thoughts and my needs long before I express them and his steadfast love for me never changes.

Br. Ceil Buxo

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

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Books and Articles

Some Recommended

Books to Read

Signs of Life: Nurturing Spiritual Growth in Your Church


Jay Sidebotham

The Work of Prayer


James O. S. Huntington

The Sum of Us


Heather McGhee

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

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January saw over 820 senior, junior, life, and associate members renew their pledges, over 265 members renewed in February and a little under 103 in March, for a total of 1188. Annual Pledges over the 3-month period was 18.37% less than the same period last year. Pursuant to our budget forecast, we are at 42% below (58% achieved) our targeted budget for 2023. The organization is still some 759 pledges out from our targeted budget for 2023. The Committee encourages members who haven’t sent in their pledges to really make a highly concerted effort to submit them.

On the bright side, the Finance Committee applauds the chairman of the

Stewardship and Generosity Commission, Bro. Jeffrey Butcher, Emeritus, on his Kingdom Building Sweepstakes launch for 2023. With the implementation of the fund-raising policy and practices, the program raised $22,590 ( at the time of this report) or 2259 members, family, and friends purchased tickets. The Finance Committee anticipates very high expectations with a larger participation to follow this annual event in 2024. 

Thanks to all who contributed to the $7,500 matching contribution from an anonymous donor. As of March 31, 2023, this account had achieved 95.4% of its targeted threshold of $15,000, and still going. The brotherhood is also receiving generous support from the diocesan clergy.

Administrative costs remained relatively unchanged during the first quarter. Cost control methods were rigorously implemented to assist the brotherhood launch its new website and a relatively new texting service available to all members. A prepaid expense plan went into effect this year and, as expected, contributed a larger part to the brotherhood expenses. 

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew completed its first quarter of 2023 with an overall cash balance of $54,713.22, ending March 31, 2023.

From the Director’s Chair

By Tom Welch


More changes and news to share in this edition. First, many of you have spoken with our Office Assistant at our HQ, Jamal Brown, these past two years. He is a religious studies student at Simmons University, an HCBU, just a couple of blocks away from the office. Jamal's last day with us in May 30th. We have been blessed to pray with one another each week, to laugh, to serve and to grow together in the Lord as we go about our day at Brothers Andrew. I know you join me in wishing him every continued blessing as he comes closer to buidling his career as a minister.

Secondly, we can now announce that Libby Craven will join is full-time at our National Office in June. She will be our Office Manager and comes to from many years working in both Episcopal and Methodist Churhes. She will move from North Carolina to nearby Mount Washington at the end of the month. Look for a more formal introduction of her in the weeks ahead.