The Reverend Elizabeth Zarelli Turner, Rector (Retired June 4, 2017)

The Rev. Elizabeth Zarelli Turner was Rector of St. Mark’s from 2008 until her retirement on June 4, 2017.


David Peters photoThe Rev. Dr. David W. Peters, Associate Rector

David W. Peters was born in Pennsylvania, and grew up in Elkridge, MD, and Limerick, PA. He 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 at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown, TX. He completed the Master of Divinity (Biblical, 2002) and Doctor of Ministry (Erskine, 2012) degrees, as well as two years of Clinical Pastoral Education at Army hospitals and Seton Medical Center in Austin. He is also a graduate of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Master of Arts in Religion. David‘s writing has been published by the Huffington Post, Oxford University Press, and Tactical 16 Press. His sermon, “Learning War and Reconciliation”, won the Reconciliation Preaching Prize from Trinity, Wall Street. David had the honor of preaching it to first responders at Ground Zero in NYC on 9/11/2015. David still ministers as an Army chaplain in the Army Reserve. He is currently a reserve Instructor at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Ft. Jackson, SC. David is the founder of the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship and the Hospitallers of St. Martin, a missional Christian Community for Veterans. David enjoys long-distance running, reading novels, dark chocolate, social bicycling, and writing about himself in the third person. He is the father of three sons and is married to the lovely Sarah Bancroft. Since arriving at St. Mark’s he often meditates on the short Aramaic phrase of Jesus that only appears in Mark 7:34, “Be Opened.”



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