The Rev. David W. Peters, DMin, 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. Peters 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, Peters leads a cohort of military chaplains in Dubuque Seminary's DMin program and serves as the Associate Rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Austin. Peters enjoys long-distance running, walking, and bicycling around Austin with his spouse and children.
MDiv, Missio Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DMin, Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, South Carolina
MAR, Seminary of the Southwest