The Reverend Mark Michael

The Reverend Mark Michael

Rector

Father Mark Michael is a native of rural Western Maryland. He is a graduate of Duke University and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Prior to moving to Potomac, Father Mark served Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Herndon, Virginia; Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown, New York; and Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg, Maryland and was assistant chaplain and a history and religion master at Saint James School. He and his wife Allison have two sons and a dog.

Father Mac Stewart

Father Mac Stewart

Associate Rector

Fr. 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 grew up alongside an older brother and a younger sister in a very musical home, with both mother and father playing professionally in the North Carolina Symphony (flute and trumpet, respectively). Although his parents tried to encourage him to cultivate some musical skills himself by having him play piano for eight years, Mac was at the time far too interested in playing tennis to give music the attention it deserved. Thankfully his obsession with that game came to an end around the time he started reading books about God.

Mac earned degrees from UNC – Chapel Hill (B.A. in Philosophy, 2009), Duke Divinity School and its AEHS (M.Div, 2013), and Berkeley/Yale Divinity School (S.T.M., 2014). Mac also lived and served a year in Boston as a part of the Episcopal Service Corps in 2009 – 2010, 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, NC, and the Ascension House in New Haven, CT). He served field placements in seminary at St. Stephen’s in Durham, Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, TX, and Christ Church in New Haven. Most recently, he served for three years (2014 – 2017) as curate at All Souls’ in Oklahoma City.

In addition to serving as the Assistant Priest for Youth Ministry at St. Francis, Mac is currntly studying for a PhD in historical theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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