Fr. Matthew Olver is a priest in the Diocese of Dallas and is in the doctoral program at Marquette University with a focus in systematic theology. In 2006-13, he was assistant rector at Church of the Incarnation (Dallas), 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 ecumenism, the origins of conciliarism, Newman and development of doctrine, 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, a clinical counselor, and they have two children, Claire and Isaac.