Matthew Townsend has worked in editorial, journalistic, and web development roles with a variety of organizations, including the The Living Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY, and the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. He is a member of Episcopal Communicators and has consulted with a variety of ecumenical organizations, including Atlantic School of Theology, the Presbyterian Endowment Network, and the Associated Church Press. Townsend also serves as communications missioner for the diocese of Quebec.
Saskia Rowley is an award-winning art director who has worked for the Anglican Journal since 1996. She also heads the graphics and print production department for the national office of the Anglican Church of Canada and is a professional member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario and member of the Society of News Designers (SND).
Tali Folkins joined the Anglican Journal in 2015 as staff writer. He has worked as a staff reporter for the Law Times and the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. His writing credits include work in such publications as The Globe and Mail and The United Church Observer. He has also worked for Atlantic Progress (now Progress Magazine) and U of T Magazine, and as communications manager for the Royal Bank of Canada.
Matt Gardner is 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. He previously served as a city reporter for the Prince Albert Daily Herald. A former resident of Kingston, Ont., Gardner has a degree in English literature from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. He will continue to support corporate communications efforts during his time at the Journal.
Joelle Kidd joined the Anglican Journal in 2017 as staff writer. She has worked as an editor and writer for the Winnipeg-based Fanfare Magazine Group and as freelance copy editor for Naida Communications.