David Wright

Director for Spiritual Life and Civic Engagement
University Chaplain


CICE (Yellow house across parking lot from WSC)

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 10-11am
Thursdays 1-2:30pm
Fridays 1:30-3pm

Office hours are first-come, first-served, and for students, staff, and faculty only. To schedule a guaranteed appointment, please contact Office Manager Helen Fickes at hfickes@pugetsound.edu).

Rev. Dave Wright '96 joined the staff of the university in August 2006 as the University Chaplain. Dave is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, and a member of the Pacific Northwest Conference. Originally from Boston, he grew up in Phoenix but has lived most of his adult life in Western Washington. Dave and his spouse, Peggy Hannon '95, live in Kent with their cats.

As University Chaplain, Dave supports the breadth of Spirituality & Religious Life activities on campus, in addition to helping students connect with Tacoma-area faith communities if they wish. He also develops programs for members of the campus community to ethically and intentionally engage the world in which we live through both social action and personal reflection on who we are and how we live. Dave offers pastoral services to members of the university community - please feel free to call or email to make an appointment, or drop by his office in the Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement (CICE).

Education and Professional History

  • BA, Religion at the University of Puget Sound, 1996
  • MDiv, Duke University, 1999
  • Chaplain Resident, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 1999-2001
  • Associate Pastor, Bothell United Methodist Church, 2001-2006