Dr. Harper grew up in California and came to faith in Christ as a boy at Vacation Bible School. He loves the Multnomah community where students often become his friends. It’s in this environment that he has the freedom to address the complex questions of life and faith with honesty and without fear. Dr. Harper is inspired by people like Henri Nouwen, Martin Luther King Jr., Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Bob Dylan.
In his free time, he loves bicycling with his wife, Robin, discussing history and art with his son, Drew, talking about the place of women in the world with his daughter, Breegan, and snow skiing with his son, Corey.