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Susan Elaine Townsend, American Social service institute administrator, hostage survival consultant.


Townsend, Susan Elaine was born on September 5, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of William Harrison and Eleanor Irene (Fox) Rogers.


Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, West Chester State University, 1968. Master of Business Administration, National University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Behavior, La Jolla University, 1984.


Biology teacher, Methacton School District, Fairview Village, Pennsylvania, 1968-1970;business manager, analyst professional, La Jolla Research Corporation, San Diego, 1977-1979;pastoral assistant, Christ Center Bible Therapy, San Diego, 1980-1982;also board directors, Christ Center Bible Therapy, San Diegovice president, public relations, World Outreach Center of Faith, San Diego, 1981-1982;also board directors, World Outreach Center of Faith, San Diegoowner, president, consultant, Townsend Research Institute, San Diego, 1983-1989. Teaching associate La Jolla U. Continuing Education, 1985-1986, administrator, associate registrar, adjunct faculty, 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Hostage Survival-Resisting the Dynamics of Captivity, 1983, (book) Ecclesiastes-A Course for Small Group Discipleship, 2009. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Instructor United States Navy Advanced Survival Evasion Resistance Escape School, 1986-1989. Security officer Shield Security, San Diego, 1991-1992. Chief operating officer Matthew 25:34-40 Ministries, San Diego, since 2000.

Board directors Christ Fellowship Church of San Diego, 1987-1996, music director, 1992-2000. Religious volunteer Metropolitan Correctional Center, San Diego, 1983-1989. Volunteer San Diego County Jail Ministries, 1978-2000, scheduling coordinator, 1993-1999, secretary, 1998-2000.

Board directors San Diego chapter Child Evangelism Fellow, 2005. Commander United States Navy, 1970-1976, United States Naval Reserve, 1976-1993. Member Naval Reserve Association (life), Reserve Officers Association(outstanding Junior Officer of Year California chapter 1982), Navy League United States (life), West Chester University Alumni Association, National University Alumni Association (life), La Jolla University Alumni Association, General Federation Women's Club (president Peninsula Women's Club 1983-1985, 94-96, since 2006, president Parlimentary Law Club 1984-1986, 96-98, recording secretary Past President' Association 1994-1996, president 2000-2002), California Federation Women's Clubs (vice president-at-large San Diego district 25 1982-1984, recording secretary 1994-1996, 1st vice president/dean of chairman 1996-1998, president 1998-2000).


  • Other Interests



Married John Holt Townsend, May 1, 1976.

William Harrison Rogers

Eleanor Irene (Fox) Rogers

John Holt Townsend