Fr. Mac Stewart is studying for a doctorate in historical theology at the Catholic University of America, and is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
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 took degrees from UNC–Chapel Hill (BA in Philosophy, 2009), Duke Divinity School and its AEHS (MDiv, 2013), and Berkeley/Yale Divinity School (STM, 2014).
Mac also served a year in Boston as a part of the Episcopal Service Corps in 2009–10, and has been a resident member of two other more haphazard attempts at intensely and intentionally Christian common life (the Community of the Franciscan Way in Durham and the Ascension House in New Haven). He served field placements in seminary at St. Stephen’s in Durham, Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, and Christ Church in New Haven. After three years as curate at All Souls’ in Oklahoma City, he served for two years as an assistant priest at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, MD, before transitioning to full-time doctoral studies.
The way truly to know ourselves is not idly to look within ourselves, but rather to look away from ourselves at the one who calls us by name, who commands us to love him by loving our neighbor, who sends us into the vineyard to work today.