David W. Peters

priest, veteran, writer

The Rev. Dr. David W. Peters served in the military as an enlisted Marine and an Army Chaplain, deploying to Baghdad, Iraq in 2005. His ministry experience includes youth ministry, hospital and military chaplaincy, as well as parish experience in Central Texas. David blogs for the Huffington Post and Oxford University Press. His 2014 memoir, Death Letter: God, Sex, and War, is currently being adapted for film. Read it, and his latest book, Post-Traumatic God, here: His sermon, "Learning War and Reconciliation", won the Reconciliation Preaching Prize from Trinity, Wall Street. On 9/11/2015, he preached it to first responders at Ground Zero in NYC. David currently as the Associate Rector at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Austin, TX. David is the founder of the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship in Central Texas and the Hospitallers of St. Martin, a missional Christian Community for Veterans ministry. He is the father of three sons and is married to the lovely Sarah Bancroft. Read more about his work at