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 and has recently concluded serving two decades as the Director of Pastoral Care at Piedmont Columbus Regional Healthcare in Columbus, Georgia. He was born in Charleston, SC but raised in Columbus, Georgia from age five. He 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 also studied for four weeks in Jerusalem 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. He 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. He graduated in 2011 with a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with a focus on business ethics, leadership, and workplace theology. His Doctorate of Ministry mentor at Gordon‐Conwell Theological Seminary was the late Dr. Haddon Robinson
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 and Africa. 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 three years.
He and his wife Jeri have two adult children, Christina who is a realtor living in Columbus, Georgia and son Mason who is married to Meghan and their child Evie residing in the Lexington, Kentucky area.
Both Mike and Jeri are passionate about tennis and reading and hiking and traveling.