About Me

I’m a layman within the Episcopal Church with a Ph.D. in New Testament and an interest in most things medieval, monastic, and liturgical.

20131124_124812My chief job is keeping up with my priestly wife and our two awesome girls. In addition to that, I earn a living doing a 9 to 5 job in the corporate world, run the St Bede’s Breviary, listen to loud goth/industrial music, and do some stuff for the church. I used to serve on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.

I can explain my life rather simply: during the day, I work my day-job; in the evenings, I drive the girls to and from ballet; at night, I write. In my spare time (ha!), I enjoying distance running, martial arts, cooking, and brewing my own porters and stouts.

For another take on me, here is an interview that Richard Mammana and I did for The Living Church.

2 Responses to About Me

  1. Mirelle Rose says:

    Dear Mr. Olsen,

    Am reading “Inward Digest” for Lent. Sent a copy to my aunt also. We both love your book! I belong to an Episcopal Benedictine non-traditional community and pray the Daily Office using the St. Helena’s Breviary. Your writing on the Daily Office is especially wonderful to me and your detailed explanation and study of the Collects is great also! Thank you for producing such a delightful book.

  2. Very much enjoyed your article in The Living Church (3/26/17)! Would love to be in touch if you have time for correspondence, but certainly understand if you don’t. Blessings on your work.

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