Clergy

The Reverend Zac Koons Rector, July 15, 2018

The Reverend Zac Koons has accepted the call to become the new Rector at St. Mark’s, beginning July 15, 2018. Rev. Koons was previously at St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Round Rock, Texas, where he served in an associate role for three and a half years. He received his BA in Biblical & Theological Studies at Wheaton College, and his Master’s in Divinity from Duke Divinity School. After graduating he served as Executive Assistant to the Dean of Duke Divinity School, and researcher for the Archbishop of Canterbury, among other duties. Fr. Zac is a regular contributor to The Living Church. Links to his articles can be found here.

Father Zac, his wife Anna, and their dog, are excited about joining the St. Mark’s family.

 

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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