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. He is a graduate of Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA (M.Div), Erskine Theological Seminary (D.Min), and the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest (MAR). His 2014 memoir, Death Letter: God, Sex, and War, is currently being adapted for film by director LaJuan Johnson and executive producers Terrence Malick and Alexandra "Ecky" Wallace. 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 ministers as Writer/Instructor at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Ft. Jackson, SC and as the Associate Rector of 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 new monastic missional Christian Community for Veterans ministry. He is the father of three sons and is married to the lovely Sarah Bancroft. See more of his work at www.episcopalveteransfellowship.org or click on the links below:

New York Magazine Story about Gun Awareness and Empathy (this was an amazing event I was honored to participate in)

Interview with Huffington Post Books

Interview with 

David's essay "Never Call Them Heroes" appeared in The Huffington Post

David leads Pilgrimages of Remembrance and Reconciliation for veterans and their families in local churches. He is also available to speak on a limited basis.  Send him an email for more information.