Stuart worked as a lawyer prior to ordination as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. After more than 15 years in pastoral ministry he joined SMBC full time in 2002. Stuart was appointed as Principal of the College in 2012. Stuart lectures in Church History, Spiritual Formation for Professional Ministries and Introduction to Degree Theology. Stuart is the author of Hitting the Holy Road (IVP,2011). He and his wife Pauline have three adult children & one grandson.