David W. Peters 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 are told here by NPR’s John Burnett. He is the author of two books about war and homecoming, Death Letter: God, Sex, and War and Post-Traumatic God: How the Church Cares For People Who Have Been to Hell and Back. David blogs for the Huffington Post, Oxford University Press, and hosts the Dear Padre Podcast and a serial podcast about moral injury and penance called The Ermenfrid Penitential. He is a 2017 Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow and a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. At present, David leads a cohort of military chaplains in Dubuque Seminary's D.Min program and serves as the Associate Rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX. David enjoys long-distance running, walking, and bicycling around Austin with his spouse and children.
M.Div Missio Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
D.Min Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, SC
MAR Seminary of the Southwest