Br. Peter Shults was received as a postulant at St. Gregory’s Abbey in March 2015 and was clothed as a novice on July 10, 2015. He grew up in Del City, OK, a suburb on the east side of Oklahoma City. After high school he completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Oklahoma. Following this, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving with distinction in the military for ten years, and completing tours of duty in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the United States. While in the Army he earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting. As a novice Br. Peter takes several classes in Benedictine history and spirituality, sacred scripture and training to prepare him to perform various liturgical ministries. He assists in the Abbey Sacristy and frequently works outdoors.