Dr. Michael Stewart serves as the Associate Endorser of Civilian Chaplains for the Presbyterian and Reformed Commission on Chaplains and Military Personnel. (PRCC). He is an ordained Presbyterian Church in America minister having served two decades as the Director of Pastoral Care at Piedmont Columbus Regional Healthcare in Columbus, Georgia. Born in Charleston, SC, and raised in Columbus, Georgia from age five, Mike graduated from The Citadel in 1980 with a BS in Business Administration. He served five years on the staff of CRU (formerly named Campus Crusade for Christ) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated in 1989 with a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Mike took part in a short-term study at the Jerusalem University College focusing on the archeology and geography of the Bible. He pastored a church in Asheville, NC for two years after seminary, graduated with a Master’s in Counseling from Columbus State University, and served six years with public health managing the office of infectious diseases for the West Central Health District of Georgia. In 2011 he completed his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with a focus on business ethics, leadership, and workplace theology. His DMin mentor at Gordon-Conwell was the late Dr. Haddon Robinson. Always striving to improve himself, he recently received a Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from Harvard University. He is also adjunct professor for Chaplain Ministries at both Erskine Theological Seminary and Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Stewart achieved Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) status in 2004 through the Association of Professional Chaplains. He has also served as President of the Georgia Society of Health Care Chaplains. He has been on four mission trips to Zimbabwe lecturing at the Theological College of Zimbabwe on Chaplaincy issues and has lectured on death and dying at Columbus State University. Mike and his wife, Jeri, have been married for 38 years, and have been on mission trips to Japan, China, Africa and Iraq. Mike was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America in 2001 and endorsed as a Chaplain through the PRCC in 2001. Dr. Stewart also served on the Advisory Board of Reformed Theological Seminary’s Chaplain Ministry Institute as an advisor on Hospital Chaplaincy and has also served as a PRCC Commissioner for the last four years.
He and his wife Jeri have two adult children: Their daughter Christina is a realtor living in Columbus, Georgia, and their son Mason resides in the Lexington, Kentucky area with his wife Meghan and their child Evie.
Both Mike and Jeri are passionate about tennis, reading, hiking and traveling.