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Episcopal Veterans Fellowship, Diocese of Atlanta Kick-off

  • The Cathedral of St. Philip 2744 Peachtree Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30305 United States (map)

Be part of the kick-off for the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship in Georgia! Join with others who feel called to minster to and with veterans and their families.

Featured Presenters: 
- The Rev. David Peters, founder of the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship;
- The Right Reverend Carl Wright, Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries; 
- The Right Reverend Robert Wright, bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta.

The Episcopal Veterans Fellowship equips Christians for ministry to veterans through prayer, hospitality, and reconciliation. The EVF offers educational workshops, consulting, and coaching so your Church can reach out with God’s love to the veterans who live in your community.

The Episcopal Veterans Fellowship (EVF) was born in 2009 in a resolution* from General Convention to “Encourage the establishment of an Episcopal Veterans Fellowship for each diocese.” 

In 2014, with a blessing from the Rt. Rev. Andy Doyle of the Diocese of Texas and a grant from the Episcopal Evangelism Society, a group of veterans gathered at St. David’s Episcopal Church for a Pilgrimage of Remembrance and Reconciliation. Under the stained-glass window depicting St. Martin of Tours, the patron saint of veterans, they prayed for their friends who died in war and homecoming. 

By 2015, four parishes in the Diocese of Texas hosted EVF groups, a testament to the enthusiasm and dedication of those first members.

In 2017, EVF founder The Rev. David Peters was named one of five Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) Fellows and is using his grant to travel around the country offering healing services for veterans and assisting parishes and dioceses interested in starting EVF chapters. 

* Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of…The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 2009 (New York: General Convention, 2009), pp. 535-536.

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