The Rev. David Booman

The Rev.  David Booman


Holy Comforter, Sumter

213 North Main Street Sumter, SC 29150

(803) 773-3823

The Rev. David Booman, Rector, Holy Comforter, Sumter

In October, 2021, David was called to serve as the Rector of Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter, SC. Prior to that he had served as the Associate for Family Ministry at St. Michael's Church in Charleston.

Family: I am married to Caity and we have three sons and one very bad, compulsive cat who expresses her chronic anxiety by stealing our socks out of the laundry basket and scattering them around the house. Upon arriving home from work at the end of the day Caity and I have a daily ritual of seeking after lost socks.

Books: Les Mis by Victor Hugo, Villette by Charlotte Bronte, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge, anything by C.S. Lewis.

Movies: The Passion, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, Braveheart, Unstrung Heroes, Rogue One.

What I like about the Lowcountry: There is so much to like. I especially enjoy the Caw Caw swamp. As a dinosaur aficionado growing up, while walking through such a primeval locale I keep hoping to see an Iguanadon peering back at me from behind a tree. I also enjoy the variety of excellent disc golf courses.

Most Interesting Assignment: Waiting tables at a Thai restaurant in West Ashley. Fantastic food and opened my eyes to how hard-working and sacrificial a good waiter has to be. It also reminded me of how many ministry opportunities there are while serving in the ‘secular’ world.