The Very Rev. Peter Eaton
PETER EATON comes to us from Denver, Colorado where he is the Dean of St. John’s Cathedral. He is 53 years old and is married to Kate Eaton. Peter is a talented and gifted pastor, teacher, scholar, administrator, preacher and theologian. A basic tenet of his spiritual life is that one must go to the well regularly and often to be refreshed and ready to serve others in the name of Christ. In his 10 years as Dean of St. John’s Cathedral, Peter has moved the Cathedral from a deficit financial position to a balanced budget and financial transparency. He is a proven strong administrator. Peter has built strong relationships around the Anglican Communion, among Christians of other Churches, and among those of other faiths. He has also built bridges to many civic organizations in the greater Denver area. Peter has overseen successful capital campaigns, revamped sagging stewardship programs, and managed multi-staff environments. He has led the Cathedral in taking strong stances for ecumenism and against hate speech. Peter is also an innovator. In 2007, he launched a creative alternative Sunday evening liturgy that has given birth to a thriving congregation, most of whom are new to the Church or are finding their way back to Christian faith after a long absence. Prior to becoming Dean, Peter had 15 years of parish experience as Rector of St. James’ Church, Lancaster, PA for 6 years; Associate Rector of St. Paul’s Church, Salt Lake City, UT for 4 years as well as Canon Theologian for the Diocese of Utah; Fellows’ Chaplain at Magdalen College, Oxford, UK for 2 years; and Curate at All Saints Church, Maidstone, Kent, UK for 3 years. Peter Eaton is inspiring because he is simply and at all times an example of faith and courage in ministry, and at his very core, he represents all that is best in the Anglican tradition.