David Reese, Ph. D.
Ph. D., United Lutheran Seminary | M.SS., United States Army War College | M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary | B.A., Mercer University
David comes to Evangelical by way of thirty years active-duty service as a U.S. Army chaplain. He counts it a tremendous privilege to have provided spiritual support to our nation’s sons and daughters in a variety of combat and combat support units, especially enjoying his time as a paratrooper jumping out of “perfectly good” airplanes.
David’s academic interests are broad: homiletics, pastoral care, church and society, and chaplaincy studies. He has a special interest in preaching in the aftermath of public tragedy, which was the focus of his doctoral research.
He serves as the mentor for the military chaplaincy specialization and as lecturer in practical theology for the M.Div. military chaplaincy course.
David and his wife live in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, where he enjoys making the trout in the Yellow Breeches Creek laugh as his poorly tied fly drifts over their heads.
“I would not trade a day of my service as chaplain. Not even the hardest day, for that was when God’s presence could be felt the strongest. That was when the truth of Joshua 1: 9 would be most evident: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”