Membership Newsletter

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Welcome to our bi-weekly newsletter's current edition (Volume 46), "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.

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, 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.

Trinity Church - Fredericksburg, VA

Here's some great ideas from Br. Jim Carlock, Diocesan Coordinator for the Diocese of Virginia, on "How To Attract Men To The Brotherhood":

1. Invite men and boys from the parish to local chapter meetings with a letter from the chapter director and the “Lead Like Andrew” leaflet.

2. Create an article about the Brotherhood and your local chapter (as well as articles to report on chapter events) for church media and events, including:

a. Online website

b. Church newsletter c. Rector’s new members meeting d. At chapter-sponsored events, such as:

1) Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

2) Parish picnics or cookouts

3) Parish-sponsored cook-ins.

3. Designate an “Invite a Friend Day” and ask each member to bring a man or boy to a regular chapter meeting.

4. Host a “Meet the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Members” event after parish Sunday services, to include refreshments, a letter from the chapter director, and a “Lead Like Andrew” leaflet to give to each attendee.

a. Each member should wear the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Cross.

b. Remember that women can serve as Associate Members in the Brotherhood, but cannot be a chapter officer

Membership Updates

(Through 5/30/23)

1290 Sr. Members paid

169 New Members!

410 Life Members

11 Junior Members

32 Associate Members

That's 1743!

Have you sent in your 2023 renewal YET?

It is so simple, just click here

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

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 not on this list so that I can double check with our national office to confirm and update your NEON profile.

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, 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!

National Day of Service

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!!!

Do you have any "collectibles" or items of value you'd like to donate to The Brotherhood? Vintage baseball cards, artwork, vacation/timeshares, airline miles, sporting trips....items valued at $100 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 late July. Stay tuned for more details soon, but start thinking of any of those "treasures" you may have to donate!




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 7 - John Thompson- Quartey

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

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 April 2023

From the Director’s Chair

By Executive Director Tom Welch

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, I heard from across our ranks remarks made during prayer time at chapter meetings and during Sunday eucharists about the meaning of this weekend and the spirit of gratitude we should all have for sacrifices made. For me personally, I made it a point to see a friend to the Brotherhood, our National Chaplain Rt. Rev. Carl Wright. He’s in an extended period of recovery from a stroke. Last year for health reasons USAF Lt. Col. Wright had to resign from serving as Bishop to the Armed Forces & Federal Ministries. In February of this year things took a turn for the worse. During my time with him on Memorial Day in a rehab center in Montgomery County, Maryland, he said he had to step down as our National Chaplain. He quickly added, “But Tom, you know I dearly love the Brotherhood. Don’t forget that.” Please join me in prayers for Bishop Carl and for the slating of a new candidate(s) for National Chaplain.

Last week our part-time office assistant, Jamal Brown, left our employment after nearly two years with us. He was gracious in giving us time to prepare and shared with me “I’m always here for you, Br. Tom.” We will have our new, full-time Office Manager based here at the National Office on the 8th. We will have a more formal and detailed announcement as that happens. Until then, thanks for your patience as I manage all the responsibilities, mine and that of an office manager, over these next two weeks.