Matthew Townsend studied Mass Communications-Magazine Journalism at the University of South Florida. He is news editor for the Living Church Foundation and missioner for communications and IT in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. Before arriving in Rochester, he worked for Pixo, a creative firm in Urbana, Illinois, where he served clients such as the American Library Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and Patch Adams, MD. He has significant experience in developing websites for nonprofits and religious clients, and has served as a regular journalist for The Living Church