Fr. Matthew Stewart, SJ '98
Since entering the Society of Jesus in 2009, Fr. Stewart has demonstrated strong leadership in mission-based programming roles and executive level governance in Jesuit schools throughout the Central and Southern Province. He previously served as adjunct professor at Saint Louis University, Associate Director of the Alum Service Corps, chaplain and teacher at Loyola Academy, and Associate University Minister and faculty member at Regis University. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Rockhurst University and on the Board of Members at SLUH.
Throughout his rich experience in Jesuit education, Fr. Stewart is well known for his commitment to cura personalis, caring well for students and colleagues, relationship building and collaborative leadership. A Christ-centered, mission-driven, dynamic and passionate individual, he is the first SLUH alumnus to assume the role of Principal since Bob Bannister ‘54 (1995-2002) and the first Jesuit alumnus since Fr. Leo Dressel, SJ ’64 (1979-83).
Fr. Stewart holds several degrees, including a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (Liturgy and Sacraments) from Boston College; a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Denver; a M.A. in Philosophical Resources from Fordham University; and a M.A. in Theology from Saint Louis University with highest distinction.