Matthew Branaugh is an attorney and editor for Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax. He leads an award-winning team of editors and designers with the planning, creation, and publishing of ChurchLawAndTax.com and numerous print and digital resources. In 2015, he received the Evangelical Press Association’s first-place award in the “Higher Goals in Christian Journalism” category for his work researching and writing about the budgeting and spending habits of churches nationwide.
Matthew earned his undergraduate degree with honors in journalism and public policy, along with a minor in leadership, from the University of Denver. While working full time, he earned his juris doctor (JD) with honors from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2020, and became licensed to practice law that same year.
Matthew is a member of the state bars in Maine and Illinois; a member and workshop presenter for Christian Legal Society’s national organization; a founding member and past president of Christian Legal Society’s New England chapter; a member and conference presenter for The Church Network; and a past member, presenter, and conference leader for the Evangelical Press Association.
Since 2015, Matthew has served as a mentor for students in the University of Denver’s Pioneer Leadership Program.