Membership Newsletter

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Welcome to our bi-weekly newsletter's current edition (Volume 42), "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.


Mark your calendar NOW for our next webinar

tonight, Wednesday April 5

8pm EST/7pm CST/6pm MST/5pm PST

We will hear a very special Holy Week message from

Rev. Carl Buxo from St. John Divine, Sun Center City FL.

Rev. Buxo has recently retired as the rector of Trinity in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. And yes, he is a cousin of our Treasurer, Br. Cecil Buxo.

You can join that night at this Zoom link


or click here


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).



to 844-397-0817

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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.

First Annual “God’s Kingdom Building” Sweepstakes

Anglican Episcopal Men’s Ministry Community

Blessings from the Stewardship and Generosity Commission

Sweepstakes winners from the random drawing were 1. Chris Matthews (St. Dunstans in Houston, TX.) 2. Cline Armstrong, (St. James/Houston), 3. Hans Nafzinger, (Trinity/Elkton, MD) 4. Jeff Pitsenbarger (Grace/Galveston, TX) and Douglas Jackson (Church of Ascension in Miami, FL). 

Some of the winners even donated their winning back to the Brotherhood's ministries budget!

Thank you to all who generously supported this event and for your most kind donations!

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


Is The Brotherhood on your church or Diocesan website?


Have you ever asked about putting a link to our Brotherhood website on your church's own website? Or even think bigger, contacted your Diocesan publisher to see if you can get it on your diocesan website!

Check out what the Diocese of Western Washington has done on their website!

Thanks Br. Adrew Brewer!

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




Our Brother Eric Haralson, Province IV President, has resigned his position as Province President. Eric and I spoke this week and he assured me he is not resigning from the Brotherhood, but that his professional and family matters have pulled him away from what he feels is deserving of the role as Province President. I hope you all will join me in prayers of thanksgiving for Eric's time of service. Province IV is one of the largest Provinces geographically as well as active membership Brothers and Chapters. I know that I was humbled to have such a solid rock as Eric leading our members in Province IV and his leadership among his peer Province Presidents always stood out.

We'll begin the process of identifying a Brother within Province IV who can take on that leadership role within the next couple of weeks. Br. Leo Dugger, who was the PIV Vice President, or I can be contacted if you have any possibilities or opportunities in Province IV.

God Speed Br. Eric! Take the time to value those things most important in your life! We will continue to see the light of our Lord shine through you!

Br. Conrad Jones




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

March 22 Jeff Butcher

March 29 John Thompson-Quartey

April 5 Tom Welch

April 12 Roy Benavides

April 19 Conrad Jones

April 26 Dick Hooper

May 3 John Thompson- Quartey

May 10

May 17

May 24

May 31

June 7 John Thompson- Quartey

June 14

June 21

June 28

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 5

We will again be coordinating a joint celebration with the Daughters of The King. If you would like to assist in our joint planning with them, please let Conrad or Roy know. We could use a couple more volunteers with working on the script of prayers and the presentation format.

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 4/4/23)

1045 Sr. Members paid

155 New Members!

418 Life Members

11 Junior Members

27 Associate Members

That's 1656

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!

Jonathan Quinn Matthew Abrams Mark Alan Mason Anderson Nick Anderson Roy Atkinson 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 Bob Coon David Cotton Brian Couvillion John Deppel Eugene Dickens Susan Dickens Gary Dickhart Seth Donald William Dove Hank Drummond Bert Duvic Edward England Andrew Friend Robert Gambill Jesus Garcia Lowell Garrett Steven Gottlieb Don Grace Patrick Greene Bill Grenek Richard Griffin George Guy Richard Hall Doug Halversen Larry Harris Bill Harvey Gregory Heard 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 Richard MacMaster Lee Martin Wally Marx Joseph Massey David Maultsby David Mayberry John McCallum Tem McElroy Dick McGuire Scott Meiller John Mell Wesley Minyard Patrick Moore Kyle Morin 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 Daniel Rodriguez Steven Rodriguez Ali Ronaldi Andy Rossi Charles Roy David Rummler Piere Saal 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 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

Brothers Departed

Walter Anderson, Bruce Warren, Robert Gould, Dr. Richard Medlock

Brotherhood of St Andrew

Racial Reconciliation Committee

The Brotherhood of St Andrew Board of Directors appointed a 8 member Racial Reconciliation Task Force in August of 2020/ Since that time this committee has met no less than once each month, and has recruited and signed up no less than 45 Brotherhood members from every Province in the Episcopal Church.

In May of 2021, the Task Force presented a formal report to the Executive Board , and at that time became a committee with an assignment to educate and inform the Brotherhood and its leaders on steps we can take to become a part of the Beloved Community . The active participants of this committee has remained 12-18 members meeting monthly on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 Pm Eastern Time.

The focus of the committee has been on educating themselves, and encouraging leaders in the Brotherhood to participate in their own diocesan anti-racism training, and to participate in a Sacred Ground Circle. Every member of the Committee has participated in at least one sacred ground circle and many on the committee are trained facilitators of Sacred Ground Circles. Every member of the committee has participated in their own Diocesan Anti-racism training. Members of the committee have facilitated workshops, developed power point presentations, met with Bishop’s, and provided training for local Brotherhood Chapters.

In 2022 the committee continued its in-service training through the study of “Waking up White” by Debbie Irving, “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein, and we are currently studying “Beyond Diversity”- an anti-racism training curriculum developed by Crossroads and provided by the Diocese of Chicago anti-racism Commission.

While we are not “Experts” your committee members have put in literally hundreds of hours researching current literature, videos. articles and workshops to become knowledgeable resource people for the Brotherhood of St Andrew. We are here to assist chapters, Diocesan Coordinators, Provincial Presidents, and members of the Executive Board. We are committed to doing the hard work of reconciliation through prayer, study, and service.

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!

Pohick Chapter in Lorton, Va.

Pohick Church's chapter was the Brotherhood's 962nd charter established between 1883 and 1900. Today, Pohick is one of the largest chapters in the USA, with 80 fully paid members!

On This Day in 1732, George Washington was baptized into the Anglican Church as an infant. Washington remained an Anglican throughout his life, serving as a vestryman at Pohick Church. As a vestryman, Washington donated, along with his friend George William Fairfax, gold leaf for gilding the religious inscriptions on the altarpiece when the new church was built at Pohick in 1772.

Regathering of the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew Potomac Assembly

On Saturday, February 18, 2023, some members of the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington got together to attend a long overdue face-to-face Brotherhood of Saint Andrew Potomac Assembly meeting at Saint Georges Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. The last official annual meeting of the Potomac Assembly was a virtual one held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 led by the late President of the Potomac Assembly, Dr. Herman Bostick.

The purpose of this meeting was to regather and discuss the state of the Potomac Assembly. There had been some communications during the pandemic concerning the Assembly but there were no positive results from those communications. During the pandemic, two chapters suspended their national membership leaving only four of the six chapters in the Assembly. A number of issues contributed to the loss of the chapters to the Assembly but none greater than the loss of the Potomac Assembly President which left a leadership void. The late Dr. Herman Bostick was a unique leader and held the chapters together under the Assembly for many years. His death, ageing members, the pandemic, some organizational structural problems, etc. greatly diminished the Assembly from what it was in the past to what it is today. This recent face-to-face meeting suggested by Brother Gregory Evans, President of Province III and hosted at his church was to be the beginning process to determine if the Potomac Assembly is still relevant to the remaining Brotherhood chapters in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.  We believe that if it is God’s will, the Potomac Assembly will be stronger and better than ever. From a review of the four chapters’ activities, it appears that the chapters are doing well by having regular meetings, paying their annual pledges and adhering to the three disciplines of prayer, study and service and spreading Christ Kingdom among men and youth. A number of recommendations have been made to strengthen this important Assembly and to get back to doing our Savior’s work.


Robert E. Smith

Brotherhood Diocesan Coordinator

Interim Acting President of the Potomac Assembly

 in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington


Dear Brothers Andrew,

The Priest in Charge, Father Landon Moore, the Vestry and parishioners of The St. George's Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, NY, cordially invite you to attend a Eucharistic Celebration of Thanksgiving for the Ministry of The Very Rev. Canon Dr. Glenworth D. Miles, Rector, and Brooklyn Assembly Chaplain of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 4 pm


Val Henry, Vice Director

BOSA, Chapter 2575S

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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Brotherhood of St. Andrew Asset Map

Books and Articles

Some Recommended

Books to Read

Leadership NOT by the Book


David Green, CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby

Signs of Life: Nurturing Spiritual Growth in Your Church


Jay Sidebotham

The Work of Prayer


James O. S. Huntington

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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The Operating Income beginning balance for the month of February was $53,925.00, a more than 50.5% increase over the same period last year. During the period 2/1 through 2/28, total deposits stood at $30,648.00, of which $12,835 consisted of pledges from 7 junior members, 3 associates, and 254 senior

members. As of 2/28/2023, operating income balance was $84,573.00.

February cash expenses for the same period totaled $20,671.00, or 23.25% less than last month’s expenditure (a good sign). Year-to-date total expenditure of $47,563.00, realizing a net income of $9,977.00. The goal of the Finance Committee is to keep our costs within normal spending ranges. Printing and mailing costs still continue to be a challenge; while overall National Office Expenses are practically unchangeable, we must continue to meet these demands through focused planning and sacrifices. Thanks to our executive director for negotiating and implementing a prepaid expense strategy, we are now able to control rent costs for the next 3 months until we return to the bargaining table in July. Other plans to control costs and improve revenue generation are ongoing.

Regarding our current cash position, February beginning cash balance was $49,741.00, and after all monthly activities were accounted, with some transactions still pending, the brotherhood operating account year-to-date retained a positive cash balance of $58,453.00.

Respectfully submitted,

CECIL BUXO, Treasurer




FEBRUARY 28, 2023


Cash received from Ministry Pledges* 53,765.00 40,930.00

Cash received from Senior Leadership Donations 1,380.00 755.02

Cash received from LM Donations** 190.00 145.00

Cash received from Parishes *** 760.00 110.00

Cash Received from Special Contributions 345.00 1,340.00

Cash Received from Other Contributions 2,680.00 0.00

Cash Received from Foundation Income 9,409.00 9,409.00

Cash Received from Reimbursements 238.00 39.00

Cash Received from Other Income**** 2,655.61 1,196.61

Cash received from Fundraising Activities 11,150.00 0.00

Cash Paid for Administrative Expenses - -29,892.67 -15,774.67

Net Cash from Operating Activities 54,679.94 38,149.96


Cash paid from Endowment Trust Fund - -9,409.00 -9,409.00

Net Cash from Investing Activities - -9,409.00 -9,409.00


Card payments for Admin & Program Expenses -22,818.66 -16,265.66

Net Cash from Financing Activities - -22,818.66 -16,265.66

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents 22,452.28 12,475.30

Transactions Not on Bank Statements - 1,265.32 0.00

Cash and Cash Equivalents - - Beginning of Year 37,265.73 37,265.73

Cash and Cash Equivalents - End of Year 58,452.69 49,741.03

Submitted by Bro. Cecil Buxo, Treasurer

From the Director’s Chair

By Tom Welch

Holy Week. Holy moments.

Brothers, we pray that you are having special moments of reflection this week as we approach a glorious Easter.

I am on vacation during Holy Week, but our Office Assistant, Jamal Brown, and I are making sure to respond to requests as usual at the National Office during the interim period while we strive to place a new, full-time office manager in Louisville. As you can imagine, that person has some big shoes to fill, as they say. Thanks for your prayers during this brief transition period.

We look forward to hearing your Easter stories in the days ahead!