Fr. Matthew Olver is a priest in the Diocese of Dallas, where he has served since 2005. Since 2006, he has served at Church of the Incarnation in a number of roles and currently oversees 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 academic interests include ecumenism, the history of Anglican worship and The Book of Common Prayer, ecclesiology and conciliarism, Newman and development of doctrine, western Christian mysticism and ascetical theology, and Pope Benedict’s theory of liturgical development. 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)
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, who is finishing a graduate degree in clinical counseling. They have two children, Claire and Isaac.