The Rev. John B. Peters '70
and Robert Lindgren
The Rev. John B. Peters '70 received the Randolph-Macon College Society of Alumni
Distinguished Service Award on October 18, 2013. President Robert R. Lindgren presented
the award during the Homecoming Awards Luncheon.
The Society of Alumni created the Alumni Distinguished Service Award to recognize
alumni who have made an exceptional contribution to the image of Randolph-Macon
and who have supported the programs that aid the College.
Peters earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Randolph-Macon College in 1970 and his
Master of Divinity from Duke University in 1973. At R-MC, he played football all
four years, and he was a member of the Knute Rockne Team in 1969. He was also a
member of Lambda Chi Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the Concert Choir.
Peters is a fourth-generation United Methodist minister. He has served United Methodist
churches in the Virginia Conference in Newport News, Harrisonburg, and Winchester,
and he retired in June 2013 as senior minister at Trinity United Methodist Church
in Richmond. Several of his sermons have been published in the Abingdon Preacher’s
Annual, and he has served on the Virginia Conference Board of Pensions and the Committee
on the Episcopacy.
Peters’ Yellow Jacket enthusiasm is evident in all does for Randolph-Macon. He is
a former member of the Board of Trustees, the Society of Alumni, and the Board of
Associates. He also served on the Athletics Hall of Fame Committee, and he is a
current member of the Heritage Society. The R-MC community is pleased that he is
returning as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Peters and his wife Julie live in Richmond and are the parents of two children,
Matthew and Mark. A nephew, Ben Keyser, is also a Yellow Jacket, Class of 2011.
R-MC is thankful to Peters for all that he does for the college and for the community.