The Rev. Kyle Oliver serves as a 1/4-time assistant priest at St. Michael’s. His “day job” is as a doctoral student in the Communications, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. So you can probably guess his areas of involvement with us: communication and Christian formation. He is an Episcopal Church Foundation fellow interested in how technology is changing religious education, witness, and belonging.
Previously Kyle was digital missioner and instructor in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary and an assistant priest at St. Paul’s Parish in Washington. At VTS he curated faith formation resources, wrote about young adult spiritual development, and developed the e-Formation Learning Community—a network of church leaders providing mutual training and inspiration for ministry in a digital world. Before seminary Kyle was a research assistant in the Computational Nuclear Engineering Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a freelance writer and editor.
Kyle enjoys running, bikram yoga, podcasting, comics, and tinkering with technology. He grew up in Milwaukee, WI and will probably strike you as stereotypically midwestern. Kyle’s wife, Kristin Saylor is a priest at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, a mostly Spanish-speaking congregation in Port Chester. They live in the Bronx.