Fr. Matthew S.C. Olver is the Teaching Fellow in Liturgics at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, a doctoral student at Marquette University, and assists at the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Milwaukee, WI. A priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, he was assistant rector at Church of the Incarnation (Dallas) from 2006-13, where he oversaw her worship life and adult formation. A graduate of Wheaton College (B.A., English literature) and Duke University Divinity School (M.Div.), Fr. Olver’s research interests include liturgical theology, the place of Scripture in early liturgical composition, ecclesiology, sacramental theology, and ecumenism. He is pleased to have an essay, “Documented Ecumenism: Why the Anglican Covenant is the Hope for Anglicanism and its Ecumenical Calling,” in Pro Communione: Theological Essays on the Anglican Covenant, ed. Benjamin Guyer (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2012). His other writings can be found at his blog, Laudate Dominum.
Since 2008, he has been a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States (ARC-USA), the official dialogue between the Episcopal Church and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is married to Kristen, a clinical counselor, and they have two children, Claire and Isaac.