US Conference of Chaplains

Rev. Dr. Alex W. Brandon was ordained in 1979, and is Chief Chaplain and Chairman of the Board of Directors.  He is Associate Pastor at Evergreen Lutheran Church in Phelan, CA.  With 40 years in business management and ownership, CH Brandon has also spent decades directing nonprofits and has held local elected offices 11 years. 

All Directors are Chaplains and Fellows in The Conference.  Chaplains Keith, Sterry and McMenamin are US Navy veterans.  Between the entire Board, some areas of specialization in common and specific are  Active Military, Reservists and Guardsmen, Fraternal, Veterans, Senior Citizens, Disaster Preparedness, VA Stand-Downs, Prison, CISM and Law Enforcement.  Complete bios are available to press and organizations upon request.

Rev. Hugh C. Keith was ordained in 1997, and currently serves as Deputy Chief Chaplain and Vice Chairman of the Board.  He is the Presiding Bishop of the Old Baptist Union in America.  CH Keith has enjoyed a nearly 30 year professional career in the field of executive administrative support and office administration.

Board of Directors

Rev. Steven C. Sterry was ordained in 2009, and currently serves as Director of Ministry & Education.  He is the Assisting Priest at the Anglican Church of the Epiphany in La Mirada, CA.  CH Sterry retired after 20 years of working with the California State Employment Development Department (EDD) in their Veterans Services programs.

Rev. Dr. Andrew J. McMenamin was ordained in 1994, and currently serves as Director of Planning & Operations.  He is the Bishop, Rector of Norfolk for the Lutheran Orthodox Church.  After serving on active duty from 1980 to 2015, CH McMenamin retired at the rank of Commander, US Navy, a 100% DAV and Wounded Warrior.