Mac Stewart serves as curate at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. He was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and completed a BA in philosophy at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009. A cradle Episcopalian (baptized, confirmed, and sponsored for ordination at St. Michael’s Church in Raleigh), Mac spent some time among evangelicals in various campus ministry groups while at UNC, but ultimately settled in the ecclesial tradition of his youth, where he discovered that “evangelical” and “catholic” are two sides of the same coin.
After interning for a year at a small urban church in Boston as a part of the Episcopal Service Corps, Mac returned to North Carolina for an MDiv 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 Church (the Community of the Franciscan Way). He also spent a summer interning at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas.
After finishing at Duke, Mac spent a year at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, where he completed an STM and a Certificate in Anglican Studies in May 2014, and where he had a chance to dig deeply into some patristic and medieval authors, especially Augustine. Mac was also blessed to worship and serve at Christ Church, New Haven, that year, where Anglo-Catholic liturgy is on full display, and to live in a small community of friends affiliated with the parish (Ascension House).
Mac was ordained to the transitional diaconate on June 21, 2014, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh, and is excited about beginning his ordained ministry at All Souls’.