Rev. Matthew C. Harrison
Rev. Matthew C. Harrison has served as the executive director of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod since 2001.
Prior to his call to LCMS World Relief and Human Care, Rev. Harrison served for more than a decade as a parish pastor in Westgate, Iowa, and Fort Wayne, Ind. During his pastorate at Zion in Fort Wayne, his parish embarked on a now nationally recognized neighborhood revitalization effort which continues to bear much fruit.
Rev. Harrison graduated in 1989 with a Master of Divinity degree and in 1991 with a Master of Sacred Theology (STM) degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. He has also done graduate work at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.
His academic pursuits have continued in the authoring, editing, and translating of several articles and books, most recently authoring the book, At Home In The House of My Fathers, a collection of 100 essays, sermons, and addresses from the first five presidents of the Missouri Synod.
He resides in Ballwin, Mo., with his wife Kathy and their two sons.