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 from Baja California, Mexico and resides in Monterrey as a lifelong brother. He works as an accountant for The Servants of the Word in Monterrey and also serve with the youth program in Jesed (Covenant community in Monterrey).

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.

David Huitron

David is a residential affiliate from Monterrey, Mexico. He is currently studying Business Administration in "Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León". He works with the youth in his local community in Monterrey called Jesed, of which he has been part of since he was young. Currently, his role with the youth program is to lead the staff team and train new leaders. 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.

Diego Martinez

Diego Esteban Martinez is an affiliate-in-training living in Monterrey. Last year he finished his career in economics and finance in the city of Tampico where he comes from and where his family is part of the Sagrada Familia alliance community. He worked in a community university program and as a collaborator of an academic body of scientific dissemination in college. He now serves in the volunteer missionary program in the Jesed community with teenagers and college students. He likes sharing with the brothers, running and reading.

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 Program Director for the Youth and the University District. He is involved in the Kairos work in the Mexico Zone as Director and responsible for youth events and Programs and Leadership training activities. 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.

Guillermo Camilo

Guillermo is a fully committed 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. 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 a residential affiliate. 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.

Malaquias Garcia

Malaquías García is originally from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico and studied nursing. He is a lifelong committed brother and works for 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 now more into running.

Marco Madrigal

Marco is a residential affiliate 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 is finishing his MA in Theology at Sacred Heart. He is now serving as a trainer for new brothers at the house 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.

Ricardo Ibarra

Ricardo is an affiliate in training living in Monterrey. 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. Now he serves 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.

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 mainly works with the local university outreach at Universidad de Costa Rica 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 Outreaches in Costa Rica, Mexico and US. He is currently leading our Costa Rican house while finishing up his thesis through the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. 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 has been working in the new project of opening a new house of the Servants of the Word in Central America. In the last 3 years, he has been living in Honduras, Ecuador and Nicaragua. He currently resides in Costa Rica, serving as one of the coordinators of the Community Arbol de Vida and working in the development of mission work with the youth. 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 the director for a university outreach (CEM) at the Community Fuente de Vida in Costa Rica. Like most Brazilians, he loves soccer.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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.

Daniel Dunkl

Daniel is an affiliate-in-training from Vienna, Austria, living in the International Formation House. After getting a degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Technische Universität Wien, Daniel served with students at UCO Belfast in Northern Ireland and through international conferences. Currently he is serving with community youth and brotherhood events administration. Daniel enjoys adventures, mountaineering, distance running, workouts, languages, and playing the piano.

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, helps with our library and also makes sure our property stays clean.

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.

Karl Ghosn

Karl is an affiliate-in-training from Lebanon living in the International Formation House. 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. Karl loves all types of activities, including hiking, biking and playing ultimate frisbee.

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, which he returns to as often as he can. He is an amateur photographer who dabbles in wildlife and macro photography.   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

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.

Serge Saadeh

Serge is an affiliate-in-training from Lebanon who is now living in the International Formation House. After getting degrees in Pure Physics and Mechanical Engineering, he moved to London to live with the brothers. He served in many different capacities, including working with young professionals and university students and organizing a camp for middle-schoolers. He also made sure our house stayed clean and made sure the finances were in order. Serge loves all types of sports.

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

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.

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.

Nate Stoll

Nate is an affiliate in training from Lansing, Michigan, who grew up in the Work of Christ Community. He recently graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in secondary education. This year he is serving 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.

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

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.

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

Bart Leong

Bart is a residential affiliate living in Manila, Philippines. He grew up in Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon, the local Sword of the Spirit community in Manila. He has a degree in Entrepreneurship from De La Salle University - Manila. He currently serves as a student leader in the local university outreach Christ’s Youth in Action at his university. His hobbies include listening to 50's jazz music, weightlifting, taking long walks, and reading novels.

Dan Aganon

Dan Aganon is a residential affiliate 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 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.

David De Guzman

David is a residential affiliate currently living in Metro Manila who was raised in the local Sword of the Spirit community, Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon. He formerly served with the university outreach Christ's Youth in Action (CYA) as the school unit's chairman. Recently graduated from the University of the Philippines - Diliman with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, David is now serving as a full-time staff worker for CYA. He is passionate about cooking food; takes pleasure in riding a bike to see places, and jamming with friends on his guitar.

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.

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.

Sucat, Philippines

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 Sucat 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.

Jiego Santiago

Jiego Santiago is a residential affiliate in the Manila 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 a residential affiliate living in the Sucat 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.

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

Valhalla, Philippines

Abyong Calo

Abyong is a lifelong committed brother, currently serving as household head of the Tobias 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.

Adrian Menezes

Adrian is a fully 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 a residential affiliate 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.

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.

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.

Franco De Guzman

Franco is a residential affiliate living in Manila. He just graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman with a degree in Materials Engineering and is now currently serving as a staff worker for Christ's Youth in Action and is an active member of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (The Joy of the Lord) Community. Franco loves to learn languages, write songs, and enjoys soccer and bowling with the brothers.

Karel Tan

Karel is a residential affiliate living in Manila. He grew up in the local Sword of the Spirit community called Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (The Joy of the Lord). He is currently in his third year of medical school training and serves actively in the university outreach called Christ?s Youth in Action, specifically in the Unified Manila Chapter located in downtown Manila. Karel loves to play ultimate frisbee and board games.

Kenneth Carandang

Kenneth is a fully 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 Egessa

Peter is a residential affiliate living in Manila, Philippines. Peter is from Uganda–Eastern Africa. He has a degree in Religious studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in English Language from Uganda Martyrs University. Before moving into the brotherhood house in Manila, he was a high school teacher of Divinity and English at Buhehe High School, Uganda. He is currently having an ongoing exposure into the life of brotherhood and at the same time, he is serving in the University Outreach-Christ’s Youth in Action.  Peter enjoys playing football and in most of his free times, the books know him better.

Rex Morales

Rex is a residential affiliate 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.

Beirut, Lebanon

Anthony Daoud

Anthony Daoud is a residential affiliate from Lebanon. He recently graduated from Notre Dame University with a degree in Information Technology. He is currently serving with UCO in Lebanon, and leading a scout's group there. Anthony enjoys hiking, climbing up rivers and many other outdoor activities.

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 fully committed 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.

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.

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

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.

Bruce Yocum

Bruce is a lifelong committed brother who lives in London, England. Bruce has been involved in charismatic renewal from its earliest years, and has served in the Sword of the Spirit for many years in North America, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America and the South Pacific. He was Presiding Elder of the Servants of the Word for thirteen years. In 1976 he wrote the book "Prophecy", which has been translated into at least nine languages.

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 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.

Marco Santos

Marco is from the Philippines, where he studied Business, minoring in finance at Ateneo de Manila University. He served as an executive committee member of the University Christian Outreach in his university for 2 years. He has been serving in Koinonia for the past year as a mission volunteer, doing administrative stuff, co-leading the Life in the Spirit Seminar and the Summer Household. He will be staying in London to do his first year of training, thus he will continue serving in Koinonia.

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...



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