Our Church Planter

The Rev. Dr. David W. Peters

Fr. David served as an enlisted Marine and Army chaplain, deploying to Baghdad, Iraq in 2005-2006. His experiences in Iraq and the founding of the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship is told here by NPR’s John Burnett. David is a graduate of Missio Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, (M.Div), Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC (D.Min) and The Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest (MAR), where he has taught classes as an adjunct instructor. David is a member of the Union of Black Episcopalians, the Pflugerville Rotary, and is a Board Certified Chaplain. His books, Death Letter: God, Sex, and War, Post-Traumatic God: How the Church Cares For People Who Have Been to Hell and Back,and Christ Walk Crushed with Anna Courie describe his own path to healing after war, a path he regularly invites his fellow veterans to consider. David blogs for the Huffington Post, Oxford University Press, and hosts two podcasts, the Dear Padre Podcast and a serial story, The Ermenfrid Penitential. David loves ultra running, social bicycling, and dark chocolate. He is married to the talented Sarah Bancroft and has three sons. Connect with him on Twitter @dvdpeters, Instagram @david_w_peters or Facebook