Stuart has been married to his loving wife, Simone, since 1999. He is the son of immigrant parents, whereas Simone is a Colorado native. They have two daughters, Lily and Violet. Stuart graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2007 with a B.A. in Classics (Latin and Greek Language and Literature). Stuart began studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2014 and is working toward a Master of Divinity degree as a distance student. He is currently employed as a salesman at a toxicology laboratory.
As a family, the Irelands enjoy traveling, eating out, playing games, watching movies, reading books, and spending time together. Stuart enjoys running, lifting weights, reading, and learning foreign languages.
Favorite Verse: Philippians 3:3: “for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.”
Favorite Quotes: “So much as we see of the love of God, so much shall we delight in him, and no more.” – John Owen
“I call ‘piety’ that reverence joined with love of God which the knowledge of his benefits induces…this mind restrains itself from sinning, not out of dread of punishment alone; but, because it loves and reveres God as Father, it worships and adores him as Lord. Even if there were no hell, it would still shudder at offending him alone.” – John Calvin
“Men set up to themselves an idol of their own fancy instead of God, and then fall down and worship it. They love him no other way, than Jacob loved Leah, while he took her for Rachel.” – Thomas Boston
Favorite Books (outside of the Bible): Communion with God, John Owen; Enchiridion, St. Augustine; Odes and Epodes, Horace.