Our Staff

Bishop Stewart Ruch III

Stewart first came to Church of the Resurrection as a Wheaton College junior on Palm Sunday, 1988. He completed his Master’s in Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School (where he was awarded the Kenneth Kantzer prize for theology) and ministered on college campuses in Chicago with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Stewart became rector of Resurrection in the winter of 1999. With a focus on the presence of God, prayer and fasting, and a collaborative and creative leadership culture, Resurrection has experienced growth in attendance as well as in conversions.

In September 2013, Stewart was consecrated Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest (ACNA), and has a vision to see a Revival of Word and Sacrament infused by the Holy Spirit in the Upper Midwest. In the first five years of the diocese, thirty new churches have been planted.

Stewart is married to Katherine, and they have six children. Their first love and passion is discipling their children and developing their family as a ‚Äúdomestic church.” Another ministry passion of Stewart’s is raising up the next generation of leaders, artists and church planters.

He loves running; reading novels, biographies, and leadership books; and spending as much time as possible in forests and streams with his children and Katherine.