Fr. Mac Stewart serves as curate at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. A collection of his Covenant posts is here.
Mac was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was baptized, confirmed, and sponsored for ordination at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. He completed his undergraduate degree in Chapel Hill (UNC, 2009), where he was nurtured for a season among evangelicals in various campus ministry groups before ultimately settling in the ecclesial tradition of his youth, having discovered that “evangelical” and “catholic” are two sides of the same coin.
After college, Mac interned for a year at small urban church in Boston as a part of the Episcopal Service Corps. He returned to North Carolina for a Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School from 2010 to 2013, where he was actively involved in the Anglican-Episcopal House of Studies. While in Durham, he was also deeply shaped by an Episcopal community in the Catholic Worker tradition that grew up around St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church (the Community of the Franciscan Way). In this community Mac experienced how the Daily Office and the Mass are the beating heart of the Christian life and its works of mercy. He also served field placements for Duke at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, TX, and St. Stephen’s in Durham, NC.
After Duke, he completed a Master of Sacred Theology and a Certificate in Anglican Studies at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, graduating in May 2014. While at Yale, he was blessed to worship and serve at Christ Church, New Haven, where Anglo-Catholic liturgy is on full display, and to live in a small community of friends affiliated with the parish (Ascension House).
Mac currently serves as curate at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City, having been ordained a priest on January 16, 2015.