Who are the brothers and where do they live? Each of the brothers living in one of our houses has a short profile below, organized according to households. So if you want to know who lives in Belfast, for example, just click on Belfast.

Various links also indicate if a brother has written website articles, if he has a personal website, or if he has a major article written about him (see our news articles).

If you would like to see our houses around the world, you can enjoy them here.

Monterrey, Mexico

Angel Santiago

Angel is a lifelong brother from Baja California, Mexico and he is currently the Household head of our house in Monterrey. Angel is an Elder in training and works as an accountant for The Servants of the Word for the Latin-American region. He loves to serve the youth program of the Sword of the Spirit communities in the region.

William Contreras

William is a lifelong committed brother who lives in Monterrey, Mexico. He is originally from Cuenca, Ecuador. He studied systems analysis back in Cuenca, Ecuador and finished his degree in Monterrey, Mexico . He mainly works for the university student outreach (MCU TEC), and administrator of the SW house in Monterrey, Mexico. He also loves music, playing the guitar and a few other instruments.

David Mijares

David is a lifelong brother originally from Monterrey, México. He studied Electronic and Computers Engineering in the “Tecnologico of Monterrey”. In the last few years, David has been doing missionary work, mainly in Latin America, helping in the establishment of Christian communities and in the evangelization and care of young people. He continues to do so, on top of also promoting our vocation to live single for the Lord and training young men who are interested in our life in the Servants of the Word. He also serves as the regional elder for the brotherhood in Latin America. He likes to climb mountains and to run marathons, though he is getting a bit old for that.

Esteban Bellido

Esteban is from Xalapa, México currently living in Monterrey as a residential affiliate. He graduated with a degree in physiotherapy. He works with the youth mission and the university mission in Monterrey. He likes to swim, walk, do any type of sport and hang out with his friends.

Francisco Aguilar

Panch is a lifelong brother currently living in Monterrey, Mexico. He works part time for Kairos University Outreach Programs, such as Misión Católica Universitaria. He also helps run Vivamus our local "race with a cause".

Fernando Ayala

Fernando is a lifelong committed (2003) brother from Monterrey, Mexico. He has been serving the SOS youth in the IA Region since 1998. He also serves as a Steward, Trainer, Vocational Director and other responsibilities in our SW life. He serves in the local community (Jesed) as a coordinator of the University District. He is the director of Kairos for the Latin-American Region, responsible for: events, programs and leadership training. His prayer is that many young people have a personal encounter with The Lord Jesus so they are able to make their decisions centered in the Lord and as his disciples.

Galo Cobos

Galo is an affiliate in training currently living in Monterrey, Mexico. He is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. He graduated with a degree in Economics from "Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral". He is currently serving with the youth program in Monterrey. Galo likes watching movies (His favorite is Lord of The Rings) and playing some boardgames or videogames (specially strategic games like Age of Empires and Command and Conquer).

Guillermo Camilo

Guillermo is a fully lifelong brother from the Dominican Republic. He graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo in 2013 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked with the local youth programs connected to our houses in Belfast and Monterrey. Currently he lives in our house in Monterrey, serving with collage students and as the administrator of the GAP missionary program in Monterrey. He likes outdoor activities, especially hiking and camping trips. He also enjoys cooking a nice meal for those who are nice to him.

Gustavo Endara

Gustavo is from Quito-Ecuador currently living in Monterrey as an affiliate in training. He studied Sound and Acoustic Engineering in the Universidad de las Américas. He works with a university outreach (MCU) in Monterrey. He likes hiking, recording music and ambience sounds, playing guitar and bass.

Luis Delgado

Luis Delgado is a residential affiliate living in Monterrey. He is from the beautiful and traditional city of Mexico called “San Miguel de Allende”. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was the leader of the university mission of the community of “Siloe” (San Miguel’s Community). In 2023, Luis will participate in the “GAP” program, doing one year of mission in one of our communities in the Sword of the Spirit. He is a great soccer player, he loves meet new people and he really enjoys hiking.

Marco Madrigal

Marco is an affiliate in training currently living in Monterrey, but originally from Costa Rica where he served with the youth program for several years. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica. He enjoys watching movies, talking with friends and hiking.

Miguel Vargas

Miguel is a lifelong committed brother born in Costa Rica, where he studied Classical Philology at the Universidad de Costa Rica. He has a MA in Theology at Sacred Heart. He is now serving as a trainer for new brothers at the house in Monterrey. Miguel is the current director of the youth program in Monterrey. He also helps translating teaching or developing it from scratch, for the Latin American Region of the Sword of the Spirit. When he is not working, you will find him probably reading, watching a soccer game, making popcorn or working on his novel.

Pepe Vásquez

Pepe is a lifelong committed brother who serves full time among young professionals in the Latin American Region. He does pastoral training, teaching, formation, conferences, retreats, and travel.

San José, Costa Rica

Rodrigo Sett

Rodrigo (a.k.a Chino), is a lifelong committed brother who lives in our household in Costa Rica although he is a Guatemalan by birth. He supervises the local university outreach at Universidad de Costa Rica, he leads the Summer Programs for Central America and does finances for the brothers (just for fun!). He enjoys prayer and sports.

Luis Alejandro Arce

Luis is a lifelong brother originally from Costa Rica. He studied Mass Media Communications with emphasis on Advertising. He has served in High School and University Outreach in Costa Rica, Mexico and the US. He is currently leading our Costa Rican house and the university district in Árbol de Vida community. He enjoys outdoor sports: swimming, biking, and running.

Luis Manuel Bravo

Luis Manuel Bravo, from Nicaragua, has been a lifelong brother of the Servants of the Word since August 1994. Luisma is one of the Elders of the brotherhood. He currently resides in Costa Rica, serving as one of the coordinators of the Community Arbol de Vida and working in community building in the region. He studied Public Accountancy in México.

Paulo Machado

Paulo is a lifelong committed brother from Brazil. He grew up in São José dos Campos (in the state of São Paulo) and studied Business Administration. He was a volunteer missionary for a year in Angola, Africa, and then joined the Servants of the Word in Monterrey, Mexico. When he was younger, Paulo worked as a butcher and therefore loves to cook meat. His specialty is steak on a skewer. He is a coordinator at the Community Fuente de Vida in Costa Rica working with the youth programs. Like most Brazilians, he loves soccer.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Andrew Bonar

Andrew is an affiliate from Ann Arbor living with the brothers in the International training house. He has one semester left before he graduates from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Material Science Engineering. After graduation he will begin serving as a full time college campus missionary with University Christian Outreach. Andrew enjoys spending time destroying his friends in the card game, Tichu, as well as watching and playing sports, particularly ice hockey and football.

Brian Laba

Brian made his lifelong commitment in 2009. He lives in Ann Arbor where he is working as a mental health counselor at Crossroads Counseling where his specialty is working with university students. He moved to Ann Arbor in 2020 after spending the previous decade doing campus mission work, community building, and getting a master's in counseling in Grand Rapids . He was born and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, has three lovely sisters, and attended the University of Michigan where he studied ecology and first met the brothers.

David Huitron

David is an affiliate-in-training now living in the International Formation House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is from Monterrey, Mexico and he has a degree in Business Administration from "Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León". He worked for several years with the youth in his local community called Jésed, of which he has been part of since he was young. He's played football for most of his life and has now also taken on running. He likes Urban art, such as break dancing and he also likes to draw.

Dan Keating

Dan currently helps with the formation and teaching in the International Formation House in Ann Arbor. He also serves on the teaching team for the Sword of the Spirit communities. In addition to that, he is a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan where he teaches on Scripture, the Church Fathers, evangelization, and ecumenism.

Joseph Uy

Joseph Uy is an affiliate-in-training living in the International Formation House in Ann Arbor who was born and raised in the Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community in Manila. He graduated from The University of the Philippines - Diliman with a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics. He is currently serving in our development office, and recently "promoted" from raking leaves to bookkeeping at the brotherhood center.

Malaquias Garcia

Malaquías García is originally from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico and studied nursing. He is a lifelong committed brother and he is living in Ann Arbor for this coming year (2022-2023) to be part of the Formation Household to be trained as a trainer for the brotherhood. “Palax” worked for several years in the university student outreach (MCU) in Monterrey, Mexico. He likes music, photography, reading, and watching good movies. He also likes to practice all kinds of sports but is recently more into running.

Nico Angleys

Nico grew up in France, just outside Geneva, in the Alps. He made his lifelong commitment in 2003, whilst living in London. For 20+ years, he served our university mission in UCO. Since 2017, Nico leads the International Formation Program in Ann Arbor. In May 2012 he completed his Masters in Theology at Sacred Heart Seminary, writing his thesis on the Lord's Day. Part of his heart remains in the mountains, to which he returns as often as he can. He is an amateur photographer who dabbles in wildlife and macro photography.  These days he's known to break a sweat on his mountain bike on the trails of Michigan and at times get quite fascinated in obscure bird behavior observed in Ann Arbor. Nico is featured in the article, Responding to God’s Call from September 2007 issue of the SW newsletter. Personal Website: http://www.nicoangleys.com

Nate Stoll

Nate is an affiliate in training now living in the International Formation House in Ann Arbor. He is from Lansing, Michigan, who grew up in the Work of Christ Community. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in secondary education. He used to serve with UCO Grand Rapids, reaching out to students and calling them to live out the gospel. In his free time, Nate enjoys backpacking, canoeing, and playing guitar.

Ricardo Ibarra

Ricardo is an affiliate in training living in the International Formation House in Ann Arbor. He is from Mexicali, where he was part of Verbum Dei Community along with his family and where he got a degree in Physical Education and Sports. He used to serve in the leadership of Misión Católica Universitaria, the outreach program for college students and leading a small group of young men from Jesed Community. He likes soccer, playing guitar, movies, board games, and knowing God and his creation.

Ryan Morales

Ryan is an affiliate-in-training now living in the International Formation House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is originally from the Philippines, born and raised in the Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon community in Manila. He graduated from the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, with a degree in Secondary Education major in Religious Education. He spent a year in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he served as a staff worker in the University Christian Outreach in the city. Ryan enjoys playing basketball and eating and cooking Filipino food.

Salvador Martinez

Salvador (or Chava) is an affiliate in training. He was born in Monterrey, Mexico and he is currently living in the International Formation House in Ann Arbor. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Organization Development. He has been working for a couple of years at a company trying to provide a proper environment to employees to develop their lives in an integral way. He has been serving for about 10 years in Mexico´s youth programs with a lot of enthusiasm and energy. He likes to play the guitar and learn to play new instruments. He loves to go camping in the mountains and play soccer.

William Cannon

Will is a lifelong committed brother. Originally from Norcross, Georgia, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2008 to attend the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in Audio Engineering and Electrical Engineering. He now serves with UCO Ann Arbor as the chapter's Mission Director. With what remains of his time he fills it with playing music, running, and backpacking.

Chelsea, Michigan, USA

Don DeSmith

Don is a lifelong brother who lives in Chelsea. He grew up in Dundee, Michigan. Don works full time at Servant Systems, a software development company specializing in software for franchise systems. His hobbies include culture (specifically the effect of technology on culture), economics, politics, social justice issues and water skiing. His favorite authors are Jacques Ellul, Jacques Maritain, Christopher Dawson, Richard Stivers, and Friedrich von Hayek. His favorite groups are First Things magazine, Touchstone magazine, the Acton Institute (Grand Rapids, Michigan), the Ethics and Public Policy Center (D.C.), the Wall Street Journal (editorial page), the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (University of Virginia) and the American Enterprise Institute. Don is featured in the article, Brother of Many Talents from the December 2007 issue of the SW Newsletter. Personal Website: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/don-desmith/0/2a4/51b

Dick LaCroix

Dick is one of the earliest brothers who made his lifelong commitment years ago. Dick now serves full time for the brotherhood as property manager for the brotherhood center. He is currently working to establish a private cemetery for the brothers, hopefully not to be needed for a good number of years yet. Dick grew up in Midland, Michigan, and enjoys running to keep in shape.

Ed Conlin

Ed is living at our brotherhood center in Chelsea, MI, where he is caring for our aging Founder and doing practical service within the brotherhood.

Gary Sacharski

Gary is a lifelong brother who lives in Chelsea, Michigan. He first began living with the brothers in 1973 after studying Forestry at the University of Michigan for 2 years. He worked as a carpenter and contractor until 1986, when he joined a group of brothers in Costa Rica, and lived there five years. He then returned to Michigan and began working for a civil engineering firm, and began studying toward a degree. He graduated in 1996 from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He has worked as a Civil Engineer since then.

Larry Hunt

Larry is a lifelong brother who grew up in Detroit and now lives in Chelsea, Michigan. Larry works full time at Servant Systems, a software development company specializing in software for franchise systems. His hobbies include birding, stargazing (when it is not too cold), astronomy, and genealogy research.

Martin Steinbereithner

Dr. Martin Steinbereithner is Viennese, currently residing in Chelsea, Michigan (USA). He is the director of Communications and Development for the Servants of the Word. Previously he worked for twenty years in campus ministry in North America, Lebanon and England and for over the last ten years with Christian communities in the Middle East, Poland, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, the UK and Africa. Martin holds a doctorate in organizational behavior and non-profit management. He is a research associate of the Nonprofit Research Group at the Vienna University of Business and Economics and consults with various faith-based non-profit organizations. Personal Website: http://tinostein.blogspot.com/

Mike Kramer

Mike is a lifelong committed brother who lives in Chelsea, Michigan. He is originally from Alliance, Nebraska. He has two undergraduate degrees from Chadron State College and a Master's in Education from Eastern Michigan University. He is the Servants of the Word events administrator and property manager for our property in Chelsea. He enjoys playing harmonicas and traveling.

Stu Ferguson

Stu is a lifelong committed brother who lives in Chelsea and works full-time for The Servants of the Word. He currently oversees business operations in Michigan and is responsible for our finances, internationally. Stu was born and raised in Minnesota. When not in his office or away on business, he can oftentimes be found outside working, or even doing a bit of hunting.

Steve Clark

Steve is a lifelong committed brother who lives in Chelsea. He is the founder of the Servants of the Word. He was a key figure in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and the covenant community movement. He served as the President of the Sword of the Spirit and is the author of many books, including: Baptized in the Holy Spirit, Spiritual Gifts, Knowing God's Will, Building Christian Communities, Man and Woman in Christ, Redeemer and many others. Personal Website: https://servantsoftheword.org/stephenbclark/Steve_...

Ted Kennedy

Ted is a lifelong committed brother who lives in Chelsea, Michigan (just west of Ann Arbor). He leads the household at Island Lake Road. He is the North American regional controller of the brotherhood, and still dabbles in software development whenever he gets a chance. For fun, he teaches brothers how to handle their finances well and has developed software to help them do that. Ted is featured in the article, Master of Intelligent Living from the May 2011 issue of the SW Newsletter.

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Bruce Franson

Bruce is a lifelong committed brother who works at Servant Systems where he helps create software for franchising businesses whose profits help support The Servants of the Word. Bruce is Lutheran and serves as an elder in his local congregation. He hails from Midland, Michigan. Bruce is featured in the article, Call 1-800-BRUCE from the Easter 2013 issue of the SW newsletter. Personal Website: http://www.facebook.com/bruce.franson

Don Schwager

Don has been a lifelong member of the brotherhood since its beginning in 1971. He is the author of Daily Scripture, a daily Scripture meditation website, and editor for Living Bulwark, an online magazine for the Sword of the Spirit (Living Bulwark). He went to St. Paul Seminary in Saginaw, Michigan for six years (high school and two years of college) and completed his undergraduate degree in English and Fine Arts at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1970. He also studied at George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. for a couple of summers. Don recently returned to Detroit, Michigan after serving for 18 years (2003-2021) in London and the Europe and Middle East region of the Sword of the Spirit. Don is featured in the article, Daily Serving the Word from our 2012 Christmas Newsletter.

Mark Whitters

Mark Whitters is a lifelong committed brother and one of the original members of the SW household in Detroit. He has lived there for over ten years. He commutes to Ypsilanti for his work in the Department of History and Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. During the summers, he often volunteers for the Detroit Summer Outreach. His hobbies are jogging and cross-country skiing, languages, and (more) studying and writing.

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Noel Armando Delgadillo

Noel was born and raised in Miami, Florida. In 2006, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Florida International University. He has been involved in student ministry ever since, living in Belfast, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids. Noel is a lifelong member of the brotherhood. Noel currently serves as the Chapter Director of University Christian Outreach at Grand Valley State University.

Josue Quinones

Josue is an affiliate-in-training from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in August 2020, with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After working for Servant Systems as a Software Engineer for two and a half years, he moved to Grand Rapids to work for a college ministry called University Christian Outreach. His favorite pastimes are playing basketball, watching movies and playing board games with friends.

Peter Mayoros

Peter is a fully committed brother who grew up in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2015 with a degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering. He is currently serving with UCO Grand Rapids, reaching out to students and calling them to live out the gospel. Peter loves to have conversations about life, watch and talk about sports, as well as cook and bake for others.

Stan Mathay

Stan Mathay is a lifelong committed brother who lives in our house in Grand Rapids. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and also has a Master Degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University. He has been a teacher most of his adult life, and has taught in elementary, high school, and college levels. He currently teaches mathematics part-time at Grand Rapids Community College and Physics at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. He spends his summer's helping to lead the Sword of the Spirit's regional youth program for early adolescents called Kairos Fellowship.

Lansing, Michigan, USA

Brian LaLonde

Brian, originally from Essexville, Michigan and a University of Michigan graduate, made his lifelong commitment to The Servants of the Word in September, 2009. He served as mission director for University Christian Outreach in Lansing, MI from 2006-2012. Currently, he does computer programming with Servant Systems. You'll find him on wilderness adventures in the summer while leading the middle-school ministry Kairos Fellowship. He's also Webmaster for a number of websites, including https://servantsoftheword.org.

Dave Quintana

Q is a lifelong committed brother who lives in Lansing. He is currently serving as the Presiding Elder of our brotherhood. He also does a lot of work helping young men consider SW life, and enjoys working with young people in Kairos throughout the world. He also enjoys biking and hiking, and almost any outdoor activity. He serves the Sword of the Spirit by being a member of the International Executive Council and chairing the Ecumenical Commission.

Dan Rinke

Dan is a lifelong committed brother who lives in Lansing. He is currently the financial controller for the North American region of the brotherhood. Dan is featured in the article, Brother, Accountant, Friend from the April 2012 issue of the SW Newsletter.

Joseph Mathias

Joseph is a lifelong committed brother who serves in University Christian Outreach in Lansing. He graduated from the University of Michigan and has completed a Master's in Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

John Yocum

John is a lifelong committed brother from Jackson, Michigan. Having spent 15 years in the UK and 7 years in the Philippines, he returned to the US in 2011, where he serves as the regional elder for the Servants of The Word. He works with communities across the region and serves on the executive committee of the international teaching team for the Sword of The Spirit. John has a Doctorate in Theology from The University of Oxford. He has taught Theology at Oxford, at Loyola School of Theology in Manila and currently teaches at the Catholic Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.

Mike Shaughnessy

Mike is a lifelong committed brother who lives in Lansing. He works full time for the Sword of the Spirit as the Kairos International Director and as a Regional Missionary Coordinator. He is the editor of the Kairos Youth Culture Newsletter. Mike is featured in the article, Faithfully Serving the Word from the March 2009 issue of the SW Newsletter.

Ipil, Philippines

Dan Aganon

Dan Aganon is an affiliate in training and is also part of the Sword of the Spirit Community called “Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon”. He finished Sports and Wellness Management in the University of Santo Tomas. He is currently serving as full time missionary in Christ’s Youth in Action. He enjoys playing basketball and going on long hikes.

Daniel De Guzman

Daniel is a residential affiliate from Manila and is part of the "Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon" community. He is currently living in Ipil. He took up Bachelor of Sports Science from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is a Strength and Conditioning coach and a part-time strength coach in Xavier School San Juan. He enjoys weightlifting and watching a lot of sports to unwind.

Jag Dagelet

Jag is an affiliate-in-training from Manila. He serves as the unit leader for Christ's Youth in Action (the local university outreach) at his alma mater, Ateneo De Manila University. He enjoys listening to podcasts and playing basketball. As an NBA junkie, Jag's "perfect" morning consists of quality prayer time and a Lakers' win.

Jake Yap

Jake is a lifelong committed brother. He finished his doctoral studies at the University of Oxford (UK) and presently works as professor of theology at the Jesuit-run Loyola School of Theology. He also serves as a coordinator in the local community, Ang Ligaya Ng Panginoon.

Jerome Quiring

After spending some time doing mission in the US, JR is now back in the Philippines as a lifelong committed brother. He first got connected to the brotherhood as a student at the University of the Philippines Manila where he got his degree in Public Health. He continues to serve as a hub leader for Christ’s Youth in Action (the local university outreach). He oversees the evangelism program and leadership training for two main universities in Quezon City. On the side, he is also working for the high school program of the local community Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (The Joy of the Lord).

Jim Orbe

Jim is a lifelong brother who serves as the local Brotherhood Regional elder in Manila. He also serves as the Kairos Asia Director. Jim is featured in the article, Mr. Ako from the December 2009 issue of the SW newsletter.

Raoul Roncal

Raoul is a lifelong committed brother. He works full-time as a theology professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and serves as the main leader for the local Kairos work in Manila. He is featured in the article, Master Storyteller and Evangelist.

Rex Morales

Rex is an affiliate-in-training who graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a major in Journalism. He was born and raised in the local community, Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon and has served in their university outreach, Christ’s Youth in Action during his university days. Now, he is serving as a full-time staffer in the community’s young professional outreach program - Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon as part of their communications team. Rex enjoys photography, editing videos and likes to play sports such as volleyball and basketball. To relax, Rex likes to bake bread and read books.

Mindanao, Philippines

Abyong Calo

Abyong is a lifelong committed brother, currently serving as household head of the Mindanao household. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering. He works for Ang Lingkod Ng Panginoon, the local community's nationwide outreach to single young professionals and also oversees the outreach's branches in UAE and Singapore. Abyong holds a black belt in Karate and loves photography, painting and carpentry. He is featured in the article, Serious in God's Business from the Fall 2013 issue of the SW newsletter.

Dale Arconado

Dale is a lifelong committed brother. He is from Bangued, Abra in the northern Island of the Philippines. He moved to Manila for schooling, eventually graduating from College of St. Benilde - De La Salle with a degree in Business Administration. He serves full-time in Christ’s Youth in Action, the local student ministry and is helping with our high-school and Young Adults programs. Dale enjoys playing chess and still plays pick up basketball games every Monday.

Jiego Santiago

Jiego Santiago is an affiliate-in-training in the Mindanao household. He recently graduated from the University of the Philippines and finished with a degree in BS Mechanical Engineering. He is from a Sword of the Spirit community called Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon, and is currently doing missionary work in the Philippines. He enjoys playing basketball (OKC fan), swimming and computer games. He also loves to eat and bake.

Jojo Baquiano

Jojo "Jobaqs" Baquiano is a lifelong committed brother. He works as a full-time software programmer for CD Technologies Asia, Inc., a legal software development firm. He also serves as a pastoral leader for single men in the local SOS community.

Joshua Escarro

Joshua Escarro is an affiliate-in-training living in the Mindanao household from the Philippines. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas. In the past few months, he’s been reviewing for his board examination but it was postponed due to the pandemic. Right now, he applied as a Kairos Missionary in the Philippines serving in CYA. He enjoys playing sports and loves to take siestas.

Valhalla, Philippines

Adrian Menezes

Adrian is a lifelong committed brother who currently lives in Manila. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai. He has spent time serving the high school youth program in the community in Manila and currently serves with the local university outreach Christ's Youth in Action (CYA). Adrian also helps develop young leaders and youth outreaches with the Sword of the Spirit communities in India.

Carlos Palattao

Carlos is an affiliate-in-training living in Manila. He recently graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines Manila, along with being able to publish a research paper on Machine Learning right before finishing. During college, he served for a couple of years in Christ's Youth in Action Unified Manila Chapter. Currently, he is working as a Software QA Engineer, and is now also an affiliate of the Ligaya ng Panginoon Community (The Joy of the Lord). He enjoys playing sports, listening to music, and ethical hacking.

Cid Azcarraga

Cid is an affliate-in-training living in Manila. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines - Diliman. He was evangelized through Christ's Youth in Action (CYA). And currently serves in as a full-time youth worker for CYA in the schools South of Manila. He also helped reestablish their website years ago. Cid enjoys listening to music, cooking good Filipino food, and playing table tennis.

Dave O'Connor

After living in Detroit for the past 19 years, teaching in a local school and helping to lead our community outreach there, Dave is now back in the Philippines where he served for several years during the late nineties. He is gradually taking on overall responsibility for our brotherhood’s finances there, as well as serving again in the outreach of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (The Joy of the Lord) community to those living in economically depressed areas of Metro Manila. Dave did this during his previous tenure in the Philippines, and is very happy to be engaged again in such service.

Francis Iturralde

Francis is an associate to the Brotherhood. He currently works as administrator for the Brotherhood and does community-building work for the Asian Region of the Sword of the Spirit. He also serves as head of the worship ministry of the local community.

Joseph Piquero

Jopeng or Jops is a lifelong committed brother who serves as the Valhalla Household Head. He is a temporary Elder (receiving training) in the SW, serving concurrently as Regional Steward. He also serves as a Coordinator in the local youth programs of the local SOS community (Ligaya Ng Panginoon). He is featured in the article, Of Coffee and Perk-olators from the November 2012 issue of the SW newsletter.

Kenneth Carandang

Kenneth is a lifelong committed brother currently living in Manila. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer. He now serves in the university outreach Christ's Youth in Action as the leader of the Unified Manila Chapter - a chapter comprised of students from a cluster of universities in downtown Manila. Kenneth enjoys playing basketball and Ultimate Frisbee and going on food trips.

Peter Jess Legaspi

Peter is a lifelong committed brother who works full-time for CYA as senior staff. He is also a senior leader for the University District of the local SOS community. Peter is featured in the article, A Promise Of Lifelong Fidelity. Personal Website: http://www.facebook.com/legaspipj

Mon Samson

Mon is a lifelong committed brother. He is currently the national director for an extensive outreach to young professionals in Manila called Ang Lingkod Ng Panginoon and also serves as coordinator for the single men and women of the local community.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Doug Smith

Doug is a lifelong committed brother who lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Doug serves as the senior coordinator of Charis, an ecumenical Christian community in Northern Ireland. He has also served in Youth Initiatives, a cross-community youth ministry in Belfast, since 1992. He is currently the management support officer for the organization, and served as the chief officer of Youth Initiatives from 2003-2018. Doug grew up in Ohio and enjoys running and hiking around Ireland. He is featured in the article, Doug Smith – Brother & Director.

Jose Rangel

Jose Pablo is a residential affiliate from Baja California, Mexico currently living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has a degree in Renewable Energy. In 2021- 2022 he did a mission year in Belfast and is now working with Kairos serving as a staff worker in the University Christian Outreach. He likes photography and watching movies.

Tadhg Lynch

Tadhg is a lifelong committed brother from Dublin, Ireland where he studied English and History. He works for the local and regional student organization running retreats, programmes and mission trips. Tadhg enjoys playing football, reading, blue cheese, his Mum's brown bread, small pubs and pints of Guinness.

Philip Morrison

Phil Morrison is a lifelong committed brother who comes from Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland with a degree in Social Anthropology in 2011. He currently lives and works in Belfast, working with two student ministries; UCO and the Anglican and Methodist Chaplaincy at Queens University Belfast, where he also attends church. Phil has a focus on discipleship and building community amongst students. Amongst other things he enjoys playing the saxophone and following rugby and football.

Volodimir Bezulowsky

Volodimir is a lifelong committed brother who, after 20 years in London, has been living in Belfast since 2009. He works part-time as regional administrator for the brotherhood, and part-time as a psychiatrist and EMDR therapist. www.mirabilishealth.me.uk

Lebanon

Franco De Guzman

Franco is an affiliate-in-training now living in Lebanon and will be working with the youth outreach in Beirut. He was born in Manila and raised in the Ang Ligaya Ng Panginoon Community. He holds a degree in Materials Engineering from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He loves all kinds of outdoor recreation and playing musical instruments.

John Keating

John has recently completed two terms as the regional elder of The Servants of the Word in Asia, while serving in various roles of leadership in the Sword of the Spirit (the international community to which the Brotherhood belongs), both internationally and in the region of Asia. At this time, he is transitioning into a new set of responsibilities as the leader of a new household of The Servants of the Word in Beirut, Lebanon.

Joe Fahd

Joe grew up in the People of God community, a local Sword of the Spirit community in Lebanon and has been in contact with the brothers since an early age. He moved into training with the brothers in London in 2007. He survived a potentially life-threatening accident in 2009, and is fully recovered. Joe made his lifelong commitment in 2014 and served in London and Europe with university students, young professionals and in community building till 2020 when the brothers asked him to move to Lebanon to help start our new household there. He enjoys the outdoors, hosting people and talking about the Eastern churches.

Paul Codouni

Paul is a lifelong brother from Lebanon. He's lived in a few different places and as a result he speaks three and a half languages. He does student ministry in Lebanon with UCO and he's also an accidental techie: He's the project manager for Pray by Day, a daily prayer app, and he works in IT for the Sword of the Spirit. He enjoys board games, sleeping in igloos, and climbing up rivers, as well as a good movie.

Serge Saadeh

Serge is a fully committed brother from Lebanon. After getting degrees in Pure Physics and Mechanical Engineering, he moved to London to live with the brothers. He served in different capacities, including university and young professional outreach. He also made sure our house stayed clean and made sure the finances were in order. After that he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to live in our International Formation House. Serge is now living in Lebanon, and he does admin/finance and youth outreach. Serge loves all types of sports.

London, England

Andy Pettman

Andy is a lifelong committed brother who lives in London. Currently his work includes serving the Antioch Community as a coordinator, supervising UCO London (Koinonia), leading the SW household in London, and developing some of our Protestant connections. Andy grew up in Guildford, England and made contact with the Servants of the Word via UCO when he came to London to study. As a brother Andy worked for BP and then for a small consulting company for a total of 19 years, whilst leading youth work as a volunteer, before beginning full time ministry in 2006. Andy is an Anglican and he is passionately committed to the ecumenical aspect of the Servants of the Word life.

Daniel Dunkl

Daniel is an affiliate-in-training from Vienna, Austria, living in London. After getting a degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Technische Universität Wien, Daniel served with university students in Northern Ireland and across Europe. Later he moved to Michigan and served with a youth program as well as brotherhood events administration. Currently he is working in university mission with Koinonia in London. Among the many things Daniel enjoys doing are adventures, mountaineering, distance running, workouts, languages, and playing the piano.

Eroni Sotutu

Eroni is a lifelong committed brother from the Fiji Islands who is living in London. Eroni met The Servants of the Word while studying at the London School of Economics. His original plans to enter a diplomatic career (or related) for the Fiji government transformed into a career in ‘spiritual’ economics and Christian diplomacy in the SW. Eroni has served as an elder in the brotherhood and has looked after the formation of brothers in the UK and Lebanon. Eroni is featured in the article, A Man of Grace and Depth from the March 2010 issue of the SW newsletter.

Jean Pierre Fahd

JP is originally from Lebanon where he grew up as part of the People of God Community and studied Computer Engineering. He made his lifelong commitment in September 2018 and currently lives in London. JP leads Koinonia, a university outreach that the brothers are connected to in Central London. He also looks after the finances for the brotherhood and the network of communities we are a part of in Europe and does a bit of programming work. He enjoys reading, playing the guitar and a few other instruments, running and team sports.

Karl Ghosn

Karl is a fully committed brother from Lebanon living in London. After getting his masters degree in Networking Security (Ethical Hacking), he left Lebanon to live with the brothers. He worked for two years with a software company making mobile apps, websites, and other software. He has been serving in many different capacities, including working with young professionals, university students and youth. He is now back in London where he is doing part time programming work, and part time mission work with Koinonia. Karl loves all types of activities, including hiking, biking and playing ultimate frisbee.

Karl Codouni

Karl is a fully committed brother from the People of God community in Lebanon. After living with the Servants of the Word for a year in Lansing, two years in London, and two years in our International Formation House in Ann Arbor, he is now back in London where he is serving with Koinonia, a university campus ministry, and the youth program of the Antioch community in London. He also does some work for the Sword of the Spirit and some administrative work for our brotherhood. He graduated in May 2016 from the Lebanese American University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering. Before moving away from Lebanon, he was also serving the People of God community with outreach work.

Ken Noecker

Ken is a lifelong committed brother, currently serving as the Regional Elder of the EME Region. He spent 25 years (1986 to 2011) as a member of the Asian Region of The Servants of the Word based in Manila, Philippines. Ken was born and raised in Nebraska. He completed his university studies in Minnesota and his graduate studies in the Philippines. In addition to his role in The Servants of the Word, Ken is also involved extensively in community building efforts as a missionary coordinator of The Sword of the Spirit.

Richard Perry

Richard is from Wales, made his lifelong commitment in 1992, and lives in our London household. He works quarter-time for the brotherhood as a central steward, and three-quarters-time for the Sword of the Spirit as the international executive secretary. That means a lot of time in an office, shuffling paper and counting pennies. As if that wasn’t enough fun, he also serves on a number of non-profit boards and diocesan finance committees. He studied accounting and finance at the London School of Economics, but now wishes he had studied history – how different life might have been...

Thomas Touma

Thomas is an affiliate-in-training from the People of God community in Lebanon, where he used to serve in the university outreach. He graduated from the Lebanese University in July 2022, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After living in the UCO household for 5 years in Lebanon, he moved to London, where he is serving with Koinonia, a university outreach. He enjoys playing guitar, biking, and hiking.



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