The Rev. Dr. Stewart Clem is assistant professor of moral theology and director of the Ashley-O’Rourke Center for Health Ministry Leadership at Aquinas Institute of Theology. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (PhD), Duke Divinity School (MDiv), and Oklahoma State University (MA, BA). His publications include Lying and Truthfulness: A Thomistic Perspective (Cambridge, 2023) and numerous scholarly and popular articles on topics including the thought of Thomas Aquinas, the intersection of religion and morality, health care ethics, and the contemporary implications of Christian belief and practice. His research in Anglican studies examines the thought of Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, and John Henry Newman, as well as 20th-century Anglican theologians such as Kenneth Kirk and E.L. Mascall.
Dr. Clem is a fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Anglican Theological Review. Ordained to the priesthood in 2013, he has served in parishes in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Northern Indiana, and Missouri. He currently serves as priest associate at The Church of St. Michael & St. George (St. Louis MO), where he regularly preaches and teaches in the parish. He is married to Molly, and together they have four daughters.