Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs

Episcopal News Service has announced several changes among its editors:

  • Matthew Davies is now advertising and web manager for the Episcopal Digital Network, which includes ENS.
  • Lynette Wilson is the news service’s managing editor.
  • The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior reporter/editor.
  • David Paulsen has joined the staff as a reporter/editor.

ENS offers in-depth reporting and analysis of local, regional, national, and international news for Episcopalians and others interested in the church’s mission and ministry.

Episcopal Digital Network also includes Sermons That Work and Lesson Plans That Work, and offers weekly worship resources such as bulletin inserts and Bible studies as well as opportunities for advertising and classified listings.

Davies has served as an editor, reporter, international correspondent, video journalist, and web manager for ENS since February 2004 and has been filling in as interim advertising manager for more than a year.

Wilson joined the ENS staff in 2009 as a reporter and editor after working for daily newspapers in the South and as the editor of The Episcopal New Yorker.

“We’re about to begin a redesign of the website, and we’re strengthening our coverage of issues that impact people in communities across the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion,” she said.

Schjonberg has spent nearly 25 years working as a newspaper reporter, editor, photographer, copy editor, and page designer before being ordained in 2000. She began working for ENS in September 2005, after volunteering on the staff of Convention Daily during the 2003 General Convention.

Schjonberg began her work with ENS as national correspondent and was editor of Episcopal News Monthly.

Paulsen, a reporter and editor based in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa, succeeds Davies. Paulsen, who worked for ENS as a freelancer for six months, began his journalism career reporting for small Gannett newspapers before taking on editing roles at in New York and, more recently, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he was the breaking-news editor.

Paulsen, Schjonberg, and Wilson are all reporting generalists, and each will contribute to the news service’s reporting on racial reconciliation while also concentrating on certain aspects of Episcopal life.

Paulsen will focus on criminal justice, institutional racism, education inequality, and how Episcopalians live by their faith in the public sphere.

Schjonberg will cover church governance and polity, legal issues, issues affecting clergy, and stories about mission and ministry. She did extensive on-site reporting about church advocacy against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Wilson will continue to cover immigration and refugee issues, the environment, and climate change.

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