Stephen Peters graduated from the University of Notre Dame and West Virginia University Graduate School. Stephen served in the United States Army as a Military Officer in Germany and the U.S, later being discharged as Captain. He and his wife have been married for 38 years and have three children. Stephen is a Knight Commander, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Stephen has 45 years of experience as an investment professional. He worked as a registered Principal, Shareholder and Branch Manager prior to retiring as Senior Vice President of Janney, Montgomery, Scott, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has served on many Foundation boards, and currently sits on the investment committee board, for the Catholic Foundation, Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida.