Rev. Peter Marty

Peter W. Marty serves as senior pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, a 3,500-member congregation in Davenport, Iowa. He is a frequent preacher and speaker at colleges, churches and conferences across the country. Author of more than 100 articles on leadership, preaching, and parish renewal in America, Marty is also the author of The Anatomy of Grace. From 2004-2009, he served as host of the national radio broadcast Grace Matters, speaking to more than 1 million listeners through the program’s weekly airing. In 2010, the Academy of Parish Clergy named him “Parish Pastor of the Year,” an award recognizing leadership excellence and faithfulness in congregational development.

Since 2010, Marty has been the lead columnist for The Lutheran magazine. Presently he chairs the board of The Christian Century magazine and serves on the board of trustees for Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill.

Prior to his arrival in Davenport in 1996, he served an eight-year pastorate in Kansas City, Missouri and a two-year pastorate in River Forest, Illinois. He graduated with honors from both The Colorado College and Yale Divinity School. This will be his first visit to Chautauqua.