Three staffing transitions—two appointments and one retirement—have come to the Anglican Journal since the start of this year.
Matthew Townsend has been appointed as supervisor, editorial. He is providing the Anglican Journal with day-to-day leadership until December 31, 2019. Townsend has worked in editorial, journalistic and web development roles with a variety of organizations, including The Living Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY, and the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. He has a degree in magazine journalism from the University of South Florida.
In addition, Matt Gardner has been appointed as a staff writer for the Anglican Journal. Most recently, Gardner worked as corporate communicator for the Anglican Church of Canada, a position he held since Dec. 1, 2014. Gardner has a degree in English literature from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario.
Janet Thomas, who served as the Anglican Journal’s assistant to the editor since 2010, retired from the position in January. Thomas worked in the communications department of the Anglican Church of Canada prior to 2010, serving the church for more than 32 years.