Ed Townsend has been serving congregations in and around Central New York for the past 25 years. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA). He has ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ and in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Ed Townsend was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of Penn State University and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Prior to entering seminary, he worked at a variety of jobs, as well as pursuing his interest in music. He has been a vocalist with several rock bands and performed in numerous musical theater productions. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Opera chorus.
Ed brings to his ministry his life experience, his sense of humor, his creativity, his candor and his belief that the church and the Gospel that we live and preach are, indeed, good news and our hope for wholeness in this broken world.
The Rev Edward D. Townsend was called to be pastor of the Deansboro Congregational United Church of Christ by a unanimous vote of a special congregational meeting on September 7, 2008.