The Rev. David Hodges

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, St. Louis, MO


The Reverend David B. Hodges is Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in St. Louis, MO.

Before assuming that role in 2021, he was Dean of Christ Episcopal Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas, and President of The Saint Francis Foundation in Salina, Kansas. He earlier served as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and interim rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Alabama. He was associate rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, Texas and Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Hodges is a graduate of Samford University (BS, Public Administration, 1982), and the University of Alabama (MS, Criminal Justice, 1988) and he earned a Master of Divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest in 1996.

He was chair of the board of directors of The American Red Cross in Salina, a member of the Disciplinary Advisory Board for the City of Salina, a member of the Rotary Club of Salina, and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.  He also has served on the boards of Hospice and Palliative Care Center and CareNet Counseling in Winston-Salem, the Charlotte Youth Ballet, and as president of the board of Loaves and Fishes in Charlotte.  He was a member of the Rotary Club of Winston-Salem and he served as President-elect of the Charlotte East Rotary Club.

He and his wife, Lisa, who is an attorney, have three grown children, Burton, Mary Catherine, and Philip.




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David Hodges: We Begin at the End

Tuesday March 21, 2023
David Hodges says the raising of Lazarus teaches us that, in our life with God, we can be assured that in every end there is a beginning -- even in death, there is the promise of resurrection, of experiencing the fullness of the glory of God.

David Hodges: Return as Far as You Can

Tuesday March 26, 2019
The Very Rev. David Hodges shares that the story Jesus told about the return of the foolish son really makes it clear that this isn’t about repenting and being forgiven, it’s a story about a father who lavishes love and acceptance on that son. Just as God does for us.

David Hodges: To Move, To Touch, To Heal

Tuesday January 30, 2018
In Mark 1:20-39, Jesus tells his disciples that he is supposed to proclaim the message. But the Rev. David Hodges says that proclaiming the message means not just telling people what the kingdom of God is, but showing them--by reaching out and touching people who, because of their disease, their behavior, or their demons, were suffering.