Who is Matthew Harrison?

by Adriane Dorr

  • Kathy’s husband of 29 years; 
  • dad to Matthew and Mark, both in high school;
  • a 1989 Master of Divinity and 1991 Master of Sacred Theology graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.; additional graduate study at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.;
  • a former missionary in Canada and pastor to parishes in rural Iowa and inner-city Fort Wayne, Ind., where he spearheaded a revitalization project that cleared decaying and rundown houses to revive an unstable neighborhood;
  • well-known in the scholarly realm as an engaging speaker;
  • the author and translator of several books, such as The Little Book on Joy: The Secret of Living a Good News Life in a Bad News World (2010) and At Home in the House of My Fathers, a 2009 compendium of translated sermons and essays by LCMS church fathers.

For an in-depth Q&A with Rev. Matthew Harrison, read the August issue of Reporter, the Synod’s official newspaper, or visit Reporter Online at www.lcms.org/reporter. Also, Reporter will contain a more detailed summary of important convention actions.

About the Author: Adriane Dorr is managing editor of The Lutheran Witness

The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
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