Rob Stewart, Parish Associate
Robert (Rob) Stewart is an ordained Presbyterian PCUSA minister and served churches in Kansas City, Newport Beach, San Francisco. He has also spent some time as a hospital chaplain and is Parish Associate at Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. The focus of his ministry has been in the areas of education, worship and the arts, and spiritual practices. He is currently Honorably Retired (not that that has stopped him!) and currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Rob coordinated a number of CROP Hunger Walks for Church World Service, including six in San Francisco and seven in Newport Beach, CA. He has constructed homes with Habitat for Humanity in San Francisco as well as in Orange County, Mexico and Chattanooga. For four years, Rob was on the Cabinet of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE), planning annual conferences for about 1000 educators. He has served on the Advisory Board of "Companions on the Inner Way" retreats since its inception.
Rob has lived with his partner, George Quick and two rescued-cats, Trey and Monte, in Chattanooga for the past 7 years. He attends Northminster Presbyterian Church, singing with the choir, teaching adult education and serving in a variety of ways. He volunteers with the HOPE House Presbyterian Campus Ministry at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre and answers phones for Public Radio Station WUTC during fundraising drives.
Rob’s hobbies include solving soduko and crossword puzzles, reading historical fiction and nonfiction (especially how the Bible was formed during the early years of Christianity), traveling (so far: all 50 U.S. states, plus 17 countries), enjoying live theatre (particularly Sondheim musicals), music (piano and singing), photography, hiking and gardening. His latest project has been completely “making over” the kitchen and bathroom of their home under the guidance of his handy brother.